Christmas Yule Blog: Edinburgh 2021

by Craig WILLIS It's been a pretty quiet year over here at Ronin HQ this year. With various events either cancelled or postponed, there hasn't been too much too report. So this years Christmas yule blog is going to be slightly different. Whilst continuing the tradition of the Christmas blog not really being related to... Continue Reading →

Christmas Yule Blog 2020: Christmas Humber One

By Craig Willis To paraphrase Queen- Oh, my friends, its been a long, hard year. But now its Christmas. Yes, it's Christmas. Thank God it's Christmas! Which means it's time for my annual Christmas Yule Blog! To put it mildly, 2020 hasn't been easy for anyone. Or to put it another way its been an... Continue Reading →

Two Wheeled Heroes: T.E. Lawrence

Words and Pictures by Craig Willis My own introduction to TE Lawrence was only quite recently. Of course I'd heard of "Lawrence of Arabia", but in my youth it was just a really old movie that my grandparents might have watched. Photo taken at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham It was during my first visit... Continue Reading →

Two Wheeled Ronin

History. Adventure. Two Wheels. As the old adage goes, "it's not the destination, it's the journey". Which is very much the idea behind this website. In my experience, the best way to navigate any journey is on two wheels. Especially, vintage wheels. What you'll find here are features and articles all about bicycles, motorcycles, the... Continue Reading →

Christmas Yule Blog 2019 – Penny Dreadful?

Seasons greetings one and all. It's that most wonderful time of the year – Christmas. Which means it's time for another Two Wheeled Ronin Christmas special! And this year, it's a Victorian Christmas. The Victorians were responsible for many of the Christmas traditions we still enjoy today. The tree in the house, Christmas cards and... Continue Reading →

The First Motorcycle

Back when I first started this blog, I wanted to look back to a time when motorcycles and bicycles weren’t all that different. I assumed the times of the first motorcycles were just bicycles with engines attached. Well the truth is just a little more complex and a whole lot more interesting. So lets take... Continue Reading →

Christmas Yule Blog 2018

My Great Grandfather's Motorbike - Part One Seasons greetings one and all! For me and so many others, Christmas is all about family. So why should this years Christmas special be any different? I've been through the Two Wheeled Ronin family archives and discovered this wonderful, old photograph of my great-grandparents on motorcycle. I've never... Continue Reading →

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