Ex-Special Forces custom bike builder gets BBC show

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Ex-Special Forces custom bike builder gets BBC show

Postby Mark Esposito » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:44 pm

A new BBC 2 TV programme follows custom bike builder, Titch Cormack, as he attempts to create an off-roader with a difference. The bike is for his customer Chris, a Parachute Regiment soldier who recently had his right leg amputated.

Chris wants to use the bike to cross the Alps between France and Italy off-road, a trip Titch will try and help to make happen drawing on his 10 years of experience as a mobility expert in the Special Forces.

Titch sets about modifying a Honda FX650 Vigor to suit Chris’s needs with the help of his team; Billy, a mechanic and ex-Tank Regiment Commander, who suffered life changing injuries following an IED explosion in Afghanistan and Martin, a paint and fibreglass specialist.

The build runs into plenty of problems long before the team get to the Alps, something they need to do before the snow hits.

"For Chris, it’s more than just a motorcycle, it facilitates him getting back to his old self," says Titch. "It’s a big thing for him and I think that the guys realise that and that’s why they’ve put in the effort."

The show is called The Speedshop and will air on Sunday, January 12 at 8pm on BBC 2.

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Re: Ex-Special Forces custom bike builder gets BBC show

Postby windmill john » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:24 pm

Thanks Mark. Used to have a Vigor. Cracking bike, the size of a 125, yet 650!

I’ll be watching that.


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Re: Ex-Special Forces custom bike builder gets BBC show

Postby andys » Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:29 am

Seems like an appropriate time to bring this up.

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Re: Ex-Special Forces custom bike builder gets BBC show

Postby CharlieVictor » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:49 am

Thanks Mark. Used to have a Vigor. Cracking bike, the size of a 125, yet 650!

I’ll be watching that.


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Postby King Herald » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:19 am

Just set it to record the series, as this looks like episode 1. :grin:
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Re: Ex-Special Forces custom bike builder gets BBC show

Postby Mark Esposito » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:54 pm

Just watched it, enjoyed the fact it included old cars as well as bikes.

A good start to the series.

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Re: Ex-Special Forces custom bike builder gets BBC show

Postby King Herald » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:08 am

Watched it yesterday, not really impressed. Seems like a dozen other car/bike build programs, sort of bland..... :???:

I’ve ridden in the area they went, D1006, coming from Italy into France, one of the best roads I’ve ever been on. :cool:
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Re: Ex-Special Forces custom bike builder gets BBC show

Postby Bill Smithson » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:37 am

I watched this programme and could't believe how alike he was to Guy Martin in speech and mannerisms. Kept it on file to watch again.

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Re: Ex-Special Forces custom bike builder gets BBC show

Postby Mark Esposito » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:55 am

Watched it yesterday, not really impressed. Seems like a dozen other car/bike build programs, sort of bland..... :???:

I’ve ridden in the area they went, D1006, coming from Italy into France, one of the best roads I’ve ever been on. :cool:
Very true it was slower than rival shows, but it was longer at around a hour, compared to Wheeler Dealers /Car SOS coming in at around 42mins so I suppose in order to sell the program to commercial broadcasters around the world there would have to be around 15 non essential mins that can be edited out.

The lack of mock drama's and theatrics was a welcome change.

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Re: Ex-Special Forces custom bike builder gets BBC show

Postby Ruralman » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:41 am

I watched it and loved it.......
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Re: Ex-Special Forces custom bike builder gets BBC show

Postby daveb » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:05 pm

watched it yesterday thought it was good
not as entertaining as Henry and Sam
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