Date: Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 3:54pm
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
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.
Source: News Now: UK Military News - MCN :
By Ben Clarke Staff Writer, hick for life, two cylinders max