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Dragons Den 3: High heels and higher hopes as Visorcat enters the Den!

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!

Dragons Den 2: Life’s a pitch: our Valentine’s Day audition date at Salford Quays

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

Carrots and motorcycling: how to boost your night riding ability x 10

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

The times they are a-changin’ … safety gear you’ll need as a winter rider

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

‘Live your life’: Why Bruce Smart decided to conquer the world on a sports bike

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