Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

These days most often found tinkering in the shed, or out wasting petrol. Paul endured a fruitful career in the Travel Industry - working for Hotel and Shipping Companies and a variety of Tour Operators. Happiest when combining travel with motorcycling he has ridden, fallen off and broken down all over the World. Bored with writing travel brochures, he now concentrates on all things biking.

Triumph Thruxton R

The trouble with it is, you have to keep stopping. For petrol, for instance. There is never enough in the tank. And in order to refill the tank, you have to find a petrol station, stop, take off your gloves, sunglasses, helmet and earplugs. Then open the beautiful quick release, pretend fuel cap – and the proper locking fuel cap underneath it – and squirt petrol into the tank. Then queue, pay, and go through the whole annoying process again in reverse. And all this when you could simply be riding it. It’s unbelievably frustrating.


She is a 1952 “C” Series Vincent Rapide. In her day, she was racy as hell and just about the fastest thing on two (or four) wheels.