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Win a Sheene Bookazine! 21/07/2016


Teaming up with the publisher Mortons, Ace Cafe London has 4 copies of the new “Sheene” A4 bookazine, with more than 170 superb images, up for grabs as prizes at the cafe.

Barry Sheene was the man every lad wanted to be and every girl wanted to date. A working class kid who left school on his 15th birthday with no qualifications, he rose through the ranks of motorcycle sport to become a self-made multi-millionaire, MBE and national hero.

His fightback from horrendous injuries in high-speed crashes at Daytona and Silverstone underlined his courage and determination, and his breath-taking riding skills twice took him to the 500cc world championship.

He was a showman whose quick wit, good looks, charisma and playboy lifestyle made him headline news; he remains to motorcycling what George Best was to football or the Beatles were to pop music. The Donald Duck motif he wore on his helmet and his lucky number seven race plate are still as unmistakeable as his famous grin.

Valentino Rossi is among those who hail him as their hero and paid tribute when Barry died after a battle with cancer in his adopted homeland of Australia in March 2003. He was just 52 and had won his last ever race in an emotional farewell to his fans at Goodwood the previous September.

To mark 30 years since his second and final Grand Prix world championship triumph in 1977, motorcycle journalists Brian Tarbox and John Brown produced this salute to Barry Sheene featuring archive interviews with the man himself and input from those closest to him

Now, nearly 10 years on, the popular volume is re-released to celebrate 40 years since Sheene’s first world title crown in 1976 and to give readers a fresh insight into the life and times of motorcycling’s first global superstar.
To be in with a chance of winning a copy, spend £5 or more over the counter at the cafe and receive a raffle ticket from 9.30am on Sunday Bike Days, draws at 3pm

7.8.16 – Suzuki Sunday
21.8.16 – Ladies Day