It’s hard not to like Guy Martin. He’s full of enthusiasm and drive, whatever he does. Despite his success he genuinely doesn’t seem to have an ego and people respond well to him, earning him the respect of other bikers and sportsmen such as Formula One’s David Coulthard. Thanks to his approach to life he has come back from massive injuries to achieve numerous challenging and dangerous speed records
If you’re not sure who he is, he’s the eccentric British motorcyclist with Wolverine facial hair, an adrenalin junkie who pushes himself to the limit and beyond. The many TV programmes about him are well worth a look
The thing is, despite doing all this mad stuff he always does his research, always gets the information and the help he needs from everyone before he does the crazy stuff. That I really respect
I see he’s got a book out, ‘When You Dead, You Dead’ (great title). If anyone’s stuck for a Fathers Day present, I reckon that would hit the spot
We can all learn a bit from him. Sure, we all want to get things done, but it’s easier if you plan ahead and other people feel like helping you. So go on, be a bit more Guy Martin!
P, BMFQ Team