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Mary Anne Hobbs roars onto BBC CHOICE

Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs presents a brand new series about global biker culture, Mary Anne’s Bikes. She’s been around the world on the hunt for the most extraordinary characters that this sub-culture has to offer, interviewing everyone from Stunt Champions in Bollywood to Outlaw Club Presidents in Moscow.

Mary Anne’s Bikes comes to BBC CHOICE on 5 February 2002 at 11.30pm

Mary Anne has been a bike fanatic for 21 years, she began riding at age 16 on a Puch moped!

In the series she unlocks a world that in many cases has never let in outsiders. She’s travelled across Japan, Russia, India, the USA and Europe, meeting people who are obsessive about their machines: There’s all-female biker groups like the Black Divas On Wheels in the States; the 70 year old ex-bank clerk who’s tattooed and pierced his whole body and face; Japan’s Mafia linked Bozozoku gang; Britain’s heroic Superbike star Neil Hogson; plus the revelation that Laura Ashley’s son has ditched the floral smock in favour of urban bikewear.

In the show Mary Anne meets and talks to everyone from the Hells Angels’ spiritual leader Sonny Barger to people you might never have expected to be dedicated riders such as ex-Dallas star Larry Hagman. She’s been to Wheelie School, had a go at racing, and even been tattooed herself for the series.

Mary Anne’s Bikes - Not just for petrolheads, but for anyone who’s ever had their head turned by a beautiful motorcycle.



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