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The Motorcycle Diary

James May attempts to build a motorbike and sidecar entirely out of Meccano to take him, and passenger Oz Clarke, round the Isle of Man's famous TT circuit.

James May attempts to build a motorbike and sidecar entirely out of Meccano to take round the Isle of Man's famous TT circuit. But designing a machine capable of carrying James and his passenger, wine expert Oz Clarke, around the daunting 37-mile course is not a task for the faint-hearted.

15,000 pieces of Meccano must be assembled to create a full-size, road-legal motorcycle that James hopes will be more than a match for the circuit's treacherous twists and turns, steep climbs and dizzying descents. And as in the real TT, the bike must race against the clock.

1 hour

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter James May
Executive Producer Will Daws
Director Tom Whitter
Participant Oz Clarke

Broadcasts

  • Fri 3 Jan 2014 21:00
  • Fri 3 Jan 2014 21:50
  • Sat 4 Jan 2014 17:30
  • Thu 30 Jan 2014 00:50
  • Sun 17 Dec 2017 20:00

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