Racing classic motorcycles, first you have to finish

While most biographical tomes are written by successful sports people who’re known to the general public, this book is written by Andy Reynolds, who’ll probably not be known by anyone except those folk who closely follow classic motorcycle racing.

And, in another difference to the usual sports autobiography, this one is somewhat better written than many books from famous folk!

Despite being aboard two-wheelers from the age of 16 in 1964, Andy’s race career began in 1977, after a few years sprinting in the late ’60s/early ’70s.

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The first bike was a 350cc Aermacchi, eight years old at the time, although at that point Andy hadn’t realised that he would stay on bikes of that era for the rest of his race career, which ran until 2016!

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