Commemorative ride for Kevin Ash

What are you up to on 9th August? Fancy a date with me and a gang of motorsport fans at Silverstone? We are getting together in memory of my wonderful friend and revered journo, Kevin Ash. He is very much missed and this will be a perfect opportunity to raise some money for the Kevin Ash Fund, to help his family. I, for one can’t wait to see everyone. There will be a ride-in and a commemorative lap (Donate well and I will be your pillion!) and afterwards I will be hosting an auction full of money can’t buy items. So please shout about it to your mates, get together and pop down, it would be great to see you. Kev would have loved it.

More details as and when….www.ashonbikes.com

F1 Coverage

Recently it was announced that I will be fronting the Formula 1 coverage for the BBC. I must say that I was absolutely thrilled to be asked and all I can hope is that next season will measure up to the epic year that was 2012.

After covering a varied portfolio of sporting events for 13 years, Wimbledon, Athens Olympics, Royal Ascot, London Marathon, Great North Run, the Boat Race and of course MotoGp, Superbike and Speedway, I decided to pursue a different professional route for personal reasons.

I adored working in the sporting arena, particularly Motorsport and I have missed the thrill of working live; in-fact I have felt a little lost without the pit-lane!

So a return to the BBC and indeed to enter the premier class of all Motorsport, F1, was the best Christmas present I have ever received.

I have a huge amount of respect for the BBC Team, those in front and behind the camera. I’ve crossed paths with both DC and EJ on several occasions and I think that if everyone is happy we can make some great telly… I’m also excited to team up with some of TV’s most creative producers again; I have missed them!

However most of all, I’m looking forward to the race action. I will be giving 100% of myself to present the best shows possible and yes, for those who may be wondering about my 2 –  wheeled life, I will have a close eye on that too!

I’m very aware that this is a tough  but incredible job and that I have a huge Jake Humphrey shaped hole to fill. I will be giving it my very best shot and I hope that you will enjoy the continued coverage

Many thanks for all the comments and good luck wishes, they are very much appreciated.  X