Worms to Catch is the latest book by Guy Martin – a man who has become Britain’s favourite motorcycle racer and all-round daredevil. In 2015 Guy Martin crashed whilst leading the Ulster Grand Prix superbike race – He needed surgery to bolt his broken spine and hand back together, and he decided to take a break from racing to recover.
A year later in 2016 he cycled 527 miles from Lincolnshire to Scotland, sleeping outside in a freezing cold January to compete in a 24-hour bicycle race. In March he set a new world record on the Wall of Death – achieving over 80 mph whilst sideways. In May he took part in an ultra-cycling challenge to pedal 2,745 miles solo and self-supported along the Rocky Mountains from Banff to New Mexico against the clock. Then in August he attempted to break the two-wheel land speed record with Triumph, trying for over 400mph on two wheels. This book is the story of these events and many more, and it makes excellent weekend reading.
Articles that Ben has written have been covered on CNN, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, Autoweek Magazine, Wired Magazine, Autoblog, Gear Patrol, Jalopnik, The Verge, and many more.
Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with well over a million monthly readers from around the world and many hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.