From riding the latest retro bikes to throwing a leg over the legendary eight cylinder Moto Guzzi GP racer, or being there the day the gates were closed at BSA, Melling has always been at the very centre of the action.
Frank’s last two books attracted 142 five star reviews and have both been best sellers. He said: “I have been fortunate in being able to ride a huge number of motorcycles during a lifetime of working, and playing, with bikes and the problem has been choosing which ones to feature in ‘Ride of My Life’.
“There is something for everyone who likes motorcycles, from the 1907 TT winning Norton to the latest Triumph Thruxton R – and everything in between.
“As well as the bike tests, I’ve included some of the stories about what I could, and did, get away with before the existence of Elf ‘n’ Safety. Somehow, I don’t think that you could ride a speedway bike at 60mph through a busy factory these days – especially wearing a business suit!
“But, more than anything, I want to share with readers the fun I’ve had with bikes over the last 45 years. It’s just been brilliant.”