By Jill Boulton Here's the final article about the time when Visorcat entered the infamous Dragons Den … At 5.30am on filming day, the shower trickled cold water into the bath at the Copthorne Hotel, Salford Quays, Manchester. At 6.45am we were to be driven to the studio for a 7am meeting with the producers … Continue reading Dragons Den 3: High heels and higher hopes as Visorcat enters the Den!
By Jill Boulton Here’s the second in a three-part series of articles about the time when Visorcat entered the infamous Dragons Den … LIFE’S a pitch if you have a business. You have to sell your idea all the time, to anyone who is vaguely interested. And then, if your idea is unusual, you have … Continue reading Dragons Den 2: Life’s a pitch: our Valentine’s Day audition date at Salford Quays
by Caiti Beattie During the Second World War, the Ministry of Food solved a carrot surplus by suggesting that the British pilots’ exceptional night flying skills, and target success, was due to their carrot consumption. The ‘fake news’ or propaganda as it was called then, worked well and people started eating more carrots, believing it … Continue reading Carrots and motorcycling: how to boost your night riding ability x 10
by Caiti Beattie Christmas is approaching at top speed, and buying the perfect gift has become a much greater task in recent years with more choice and greater expectations. We have created a list of gifts that we would love to get our hands on this Christmas. Whether you are giving or receiving, writing your … Continue reading 10 Christmas motorcycle gift ideas for the rebel without a clue
by Caiti Beattie The clocks changed last weekend – and so should the amount of safety precautions that you are taking if you’re a commuter who rides in the dark. As winter is starting to draw in, darker nights are now upon us. This means there is a lot more riding in the dark – … Continue reading The times they are a-changin’ … safety gear you’ll need as a winter rider
World-conquering motorcyclist, motorcycle tour guide, police officer and all-round good egg BRUCE SMART by Jill Boulton Around-the-world motorcyclist Bruce Smart is one huge inspiration – not just to wannabe adventure motorcyclists like me, but to people in all walks of life. One day about ten years ago, as Bruce sat with his mum watching Ewan … Continue reading ‘Live your life’: Why Bruce Smart decided to conquer the world on a sports bike
Given the strange mix of UK weather we’ve been having recently, presenting a particular challenge for motorcyclists, it’s time to republish a blog written by Visorcat inventor Alan Boulton that raises some interesting points about safety and motorcycle gear … NOW THAT it has nicely cooled off from the scorching near 100F temperatures of late I’ve just been out … Continue reading Too hot to ride? We wish!
I once read somewhere that in business, it’s important to pause once in a while to reflect on your achievements and give yourself (and your team, if you have one) a pat on the back. So this article is my pause to give myself and Andy Pringle, the other half of our management team, a … Continue reading What a difference a year makes … how Visorcat entered 2017 on full throttle
In 2010, Abbey National plc was rebranded as Santander. As an Abbey business customer, I had only just started a new chequebook, and I began to wonder when or if people might reject the cheques I was writing. I found myself explaining to people that the cheques still worked, despite the rebrand. Of course, Santander … Continue reading Chequebook journalism – each page tells a story