I have been writing a column for the French magazine Café Racer for a decade or more, and, when I remember, I post some of them on this blog. Here's one from earlier this year. GI Imagine the scene. I’m sat in my office, looking out of the glass patio doors at the rain failing in sheets. It’s the end of January 2021. I’ve just been trying to unblock a drain that is in danger of over-flowing into the house. Nearly everything I lay my eyes on is dull, grey or brown. I live in a
I've been writing a column for the French magazine Café Racer for a decade or more, and, when I remember, I post some of them on this blog. Here's one from last year. It was a comment that raised my hackles. ‘No one should accept that new lobby. Starting by you… Influencers!’ The sentence is somewhat garbled, because it was typed by a Frenchman, who wrote in English, and now it’s been translated from Pidgin English into French [it hasn't, because you're reading it in English.
Regular blog readers will know I've been a columnist for magazines including Café Racer, GQ Italia, Rolling Stone Italy and Bike over the years. Some I packed in, others dried up with editors changed. I still contribute to Café Racer in France as I have for over ten years. Every now and then I repost the columns here. This one is from 2019. Type Inman Column into the search bar to see the others. GI Three years ago I was at the first Dirt Track Riders Association race of the
This is one of the occasional posts where I share a column I wrote for French magazine, Café Racer and it is shared here with the kind permission of Café Racer's editor and owner, Bertrand. I wrote this on 4th June and it appears here unchanged. There is a reference to BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic), a phrase widely used in the UK (including by the BBC) but has also been questioned in recent months. The former Triumph PR staffer I referred to is Lance Jones, that's him