A BIKER’S LIFE is the dramatic, humorous and candid memoir of one of the most
recognisable names in motorcycling.
Henry Cole’s passion for motorbikes began when, at the age of eight, he was first
introduced to a ‘man cave’. His great-uncle Redbeard’s corrugated iron shed was ‘stuffed
to the gills with old motorbikes’ which Henry helped rebuild and ride. Since then, Henry’s
life can be charted through the bikes and journeys he has been on – from a stifling publicschool
education, via many years battling addiction, to the big-sky iconic routes Henry has
ridden for over twenty series as presenter of numerous TV shows.
This book reminds millions of motorcyclists why their bike gives them the freedom to be
exactly who they want to be: to say ‘Fuck you, fuck the world, I’m doing my thing.’ When
you ride a motorbike you become part of a worldwide community of kindred spirits –
those of us who will not be pacified by driving a car, but instead live for adventure,
escape and the sheer thrill of the throttle.