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Matthew Vale started his motorcycling career in 1974 at the age of sixteen with an NSU Quickly moped. This was followed by a BSA Bantam and a BSA B25SS Gold Star. He continued riding for a further ten years. Between the mid-1980s and late 1990s his career and family commitments kept him from biking, but the bug never went away, and in 1998 he bought his first restoration project, a 1970 Triumph Bonneville. He started writing books on classic bikes early in the new millennium. This is his fifth book for Crowood.