Bikes on the tele.

chopperTHE EASY RIDERS – The Ultimate Bike Ride


Wednesday 19th March, 10.30pm – on Sky 539, Virgin 233, Freeview 63, Freesat 651, BT Vision, BBC iPlayer and online:

Join Danny John-Jules (Red Dwarf, Death in Paradise), TV sports presenter Matt Roberts and motorcycle entrepreneur Steve Keys as they embark on an epic 1,250-mile adventure from the UK to Valencia. The unscripted ‘travelogue for a difference’ sees the big-hearted bikers hit the open road, dressed in custom-made pink leathers on pink Yamaha R1 motorbikes, all in support of the bikers’ charity Riders for Health.

The Easy Riders is a charming, spontaneous and hair-raising half-hour series. Narrated by Chris Barry (Red Dwarf, The Brittas Empire, Tomb Raider) ‘The Easy Riders’ take viewers on the ultimate bike ride through the Champagne region, Beaujolais, and Montpellier. Their physical endurance is put to the test as they journey through chills, strong winds and rain, but their wit, laughter and camaraderie never falters (at least not for long!).

Although the trip definitely tests their mettle, it’s ultimately great fun. Viewers are given a behind the scenes look at their prep, witness their trials and triumphs and share in the laugher of an incredible journey for a brilliant cause.

The trio’s mission is to raise awareness of Riders for Health, a charity that uses motorbikes to ensure vital healthcare reaches rural communities in Africa. The trip is made all the more poignant for the biking community with news that legendary MotoGP racer Marco Simoncelli is killed in an accident the week before they depart. The large community rallies

behind the journey; in order to celebrate their friend and showcase a unique way they can use the sport they love to change the world.

The new series comes to Community Channel as part of the channel’s Do Something Brilliant campaign, funded by Big Lottery Fund, to celebrate the brilliant, diverse and talented people across the British Isles doing brilliant things to make a big difference.

The Easy Riders premieres on Wednesday 19th March, 10.30pm  (with new episodes the same time each week, for four weeks).

Kerry Thorpe, Media Trust, m: 07905 041 329, e:


Danny John-Jules – one of Britain’s most well loved TV actors, best known for playing Cat in the sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf and policeman Dwayne Myers in BBC’s Death In Paradise.

Danny got into motorcycles fifteen years ago when he was invited to watch MotoGP. Thinking it looked cool Danny bought himself a bike, booked his training and has been hooked ever since.

Danny said: “The trip was tough and really tested our mettle but ultimately it was FUN – it was a bunch of mates on the same level having a laugh!

Tune in if you want to watch three old ‘Inbetweeners’ on bikes!”

Steve Keys – born into a family of motorcycle racers, he began riding at just nine and racing by the time he was 17. Something of an entrepreneur, he now has several businesses including an award winning motorcycle dealership. As well as undertaking adventure rides, Steve writes for Racer Magazine and has recently appeared in a film starring Scarlett Johansson!

Steve said: “We wanted to create the ultimate motorcycle trip, and that’s what we did!

But it’s not just about the journey – viewers get a look behind the scenes, showing the prep, the laughs, the setbacks and our shared love of MotoGP!”

Matt Roberts – is a renowned TV sports presenter. He started his career reporting on MotoGP for the BBC in 2008 before joining British Eurosport bikes team earlier this year. When Matt heard about the trip said he would do anything to be part of it and was welcomed with open arms!

Matt said: “It was fantastic to go on a cool ride and promote how motorcycles save lives through the inspiring work of Riders for Health.

The charity’s ability to connect with MotoGP fans provides a way in which the motorcycle community can enable the sport they love to change the world”.

The Ace makes an appearance!

Payed research for car owners!

This is curtsy of Ace Cafe.

Get paid £65 – £100 

(including pre task and depending on what car you own)

Internet based market research company “People4U” have contacted Ace Cafe looking for owners of the below list of cars, which must have been bought new from 2008.

Two-hour interviews will be set up from Thursday 28th November to Sunday 8th December in London W1.

The following information is also required to be emailed to:

1) Your Name
2) Contact Number
3) Postcode
4) Make of Car
5) Model
6) Please confirm that you are the owner
7) Did you purchase it from BRAND new?
8) Your age
9) Ethnicity
10) Occupation
11) Industry

Alfa Romeo 156
Alfa Romeo 159
Alfa Romeo Brera
Alfa Romeo Spider
BMW 3 Series / 3 Series GT
BMW 5 Series / 5 Series GT
BMW 6 Series
BMW 7 Series
Citroen DS5
Citroen C5
Citroen C-Crosser
Citroen C6
Citroen C8
Fiat Cromma II
Fiat Freemont
Fiat Ulysse
Ford Galaxy
Ford Maverick
Ford S-Max
Ford Mondeo
Honda Accord
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai i40cw
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai ix55
Kia Sorento
Lancia Thema
Lancer Voyager
Mazda 6
Mazda CX-7
Nissan 350 Z / 370Z
Nissan Murano
Nissan Pathfinder
Peugeot 4007
Peugeot 5008
Peugeot 508
Peugeot 807
Renault Espace
Renault Laguna
Renault Latitude
Saab 9-3
Saab 9-5
Seat Alhambra
Seat Exeo
Skoda Superb
Subaru Imprezza
Subaru Legacy
Suzuki Kizashi
Toyota Avensis
Toyota Land Cruiser
Vauxhall Antara
Vauxhall Insignia
Vauxhall Signum
Vauxhall Speedster
Vauxhall Vectra
Volvo C70 / Volvo S 70
Volvo S40 / Volvo V40
Volvo S60 / Volvo V60
Volvo V50
Volvo XC60
Volvo S80
Volvo S90
Volvo V70
Volvo XC70
Volvo XC90
VW Passat
VW Sharan



American vintage car owners wanted.

A great chance to take part.

Vintage American Cars Wanted for Static Display

For an upcoming “Future Cinema” show (30th August – 1st September) at a London venue. They are looking for late 50’s and early 60’s American cars which can be parked around the venue to give the audience an authentic American feel.

The cars will not be driven during the show, or involved in any kind of stunt – they will just be used as decorative additions to the show.

All car owners that take part will be invited to attend the show with their family or group of friends in return for bringing their cars.

If you are interested, please get in touch with:

Alice Thill
Mobile: 07528 261 615

Your chance to make you and your bike famous.


A cafe racer film celebrating the Royal Enfield Continental GT, from London to Madras

Format: Music Video for Digital

13 riders (male & female) for the shoot aged 20 – early 30’s

3 lead riders (throughout the film)
10 riders (for London only)

1 day London
1 day Europe
1 day India

All riders to be paid.

Dates of filming to be confirmed.

The 3 lead riders to remain constant throughout the film and be available to travel to other countries for subsequent filming. The 10 extra riders are only required for the London part of the filming.

If you are interested, please contact:

Abir Panchanan
Head of Production Hello Robot
Tel: ++91 (0)976 909 0689


Tale from the workshop Honda grill!?

No! not something you use for the BBQ made by Honda.

Honda MK3 grill

It is a small two bar section that fits just above the bumper on a MK3 Honda civic. I know it must

Tack welded back in place

be the only one left in UK still in working order. The civic is twenty-four years old but that did not stop it passing its MOT at the first attempt. Parts for it are becoming very scarce. So if you know where we could get hold of a driver’s side (offside front) head light let us know. We are also on the hunt for other items.

This little grill was in for repair, the two tabs where the screws hold it to the body work had broken off. Not a big job but a job all the same which received our full attention so that it all went back together and hopefully will last another twenty-four years.