Museum celebrates motorcycling heritage

Occupying an eight-acre site in Bickenhill, Solihull, the National Motorcycle Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of British motorcycles. Originally opened in October 1984, the museum resulted from the drive and determination of one man, construction entrepreneur Roy Richards, who began collecting motorcycles in the 1970s. From just 350 motorcycles when it opened,…

Sir Malcolm Campbell

Yesterday marked the 70th anniversary of the death of one of Britain’s greatest racing pioneers, Sir Malcolm Campbell. Born in Chislehurst, Kent, Campbell passed away on 31 December 1948 at the age of 63, having held the world speed records on land and on water at various times during the 1920s and 1930s, a feat…