Dreadful. Appalling style. Unlikeable character. Grammatical errors all over the place - "wondered" instead of "wandered"... I just think it must be too easy for some people to get their words into print when books like this can emerge. Even if you like bikes I can't imagine you'll enjoy reading this rubbish.
For example in "Prologue" he writes "If I had a choice of a Matisse from which to draw inspiration, or a saucy postcard you buy from the seaside, well, put it this way, in my life story, and remember this well; is that a stick of rock in yer pocket boy, or are you just pleased to see me?"
It's a shame he didn't take someone on his trips that could write as I'm sure his adventures would be interesting to read. I can't continue with this book as it is just too ugly and I've just remembered that there's another book I put down which I'd rather wrestle with than this monstrosity.