Guy Martin When You Dead You Dead

Martin, Guy


Guy Martin takes you on an action-packed ride through a year in his life. Get behind the scenes, into the pits and under the engines, up close and personal with Guy, telling it like only he knows how. Brimming with entertaining stories, daring exploits and unusual mishaps, accompanied by personal photos from Guy’s phone, this month-by-month diary covers a typically full-throttle year – from the 24-hour Solo World Mountain Bike Championship to the Isle of Man TT and lots of adventures in mountain and motor biking, spannering, engineering and tea drinking in-between.

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‘The maddest 12 months of my life. The journey starts with an oddball race up an American mountain and ends with me checking myself out of hospital with a broken back. Again ?’

As Guy’s Latvian grandfather frequently reminded him, ‘When you dead, you dead’. So before it’s all over, Guy Martin is making the most of the time he’s got.

In this past year alone, Guy has raced the Isle of Man TT and finished on the podium; bike trekked through India; competed in solo 24-hour bicycles races; flown a stunt plane; broken a go-kart speed record down a French mountain and attempted to break the motorcycle land-speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats. And he’s done all this around his day job as a truck mechanic.

But let Guy tell you about it himself: ‘This book starts in a Transit, ends in a Transit, and in between I’ve raced a few pushbikes, raced a few motorbikes and got a fair few stories to tell you.’ Spot on.

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Weight 253 g
Dimensions 198 × 126 × 21 mm






320 , 24 unnumbered of plates




796.75092 (edition:23)


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