Jamie Dwelly

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Jamie Dwelly

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James ‘Jamie’ Dwelly first rode a motorbike aged 8 at Dave ‘Wheelie King’
Taylor's Trail Park aged 8, which resulted in motocross, aided and abetted by
his petrol-headed dad. The (frankly inevitable) crash at 14 may have put him
off the dirt and perforated a disc etc. but, much to the chagrin of his mum,
failed to extinguish the flames of biking.

Since 17, Jamie has owned a succession of fantastic motorcycles, all of which
he regrets parting with, but his trusty Triumph ’76 T140v and ’98 Honda
Fireblade seem to have stuck around. The latter has seen track days, two-up
European adventures and Sunday afternoon thrills; the former, split knuckles,
missing nails and blue language by the side of the road.

Off the bike, Jamie drinks and writes in East London with his long-suffering
wife and young son, who is already showing dangerous signs that this bike
thing may be hereditary. He is, of course, not allowed one.

Articles by Jamie Dwelly
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The history of the motorcycle goes back a fair way, but where, and, perhaps more importantly, with whom, does it actually begin?
A motorcycle and sidecar 'combination' was and still is a tricky compromise, and yet the appeal remains 
With my son reaching what felt like an appropriate age, I treated him to his first motorcycle pillion experience 
After a cover to keep your bike protected all year round? Read our guide before buying anything...
Whenever you don your water-resistant motorbike gear, you’re benefitting from hundreds of years of innovation, as we’ll explain
A 1665-mile round trip isn’t something an old Honda Fireblade is cut out for, which I found out the hard way
My T140v Triumph Bonneville enjoys Vehicle of Historical Interest status, which means it's exempt from ULEZ, vehicle tax and more