Alan Cathcart joins the Ride ’Em, Don’t Hide ’Em Getaway

Reader Contribution by The Motorcycle Classics Staff
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From left: Editor Richard Backus and son, Charlie, with Andrew Cathcart and his dad, Alan Cathcart, special guest at this year’s Ride ’Em, Don’t Hide ’Em Getaway, Aug. 10-12, 2018.

Alan Cathcart, unquestionably one of the — if not the — best-known motorcycle journalists in the world, will join us as our special guest for the 3rd Annual Motorcycle Classics Ride ‘Em, Don’t Hide ‘Em Getaway at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Aug. 10-12, 2018.

A recipient of the Guild of Motoring Writers Journalist of the Year Award, Cathcart, a longtime motorcycle enthusiast who started out pursuing a career in law and then working in the travel industry, has been an influential voice in motorcycling since diving head first into the scene as a journalist and test rider in the 1980s.

An accomplished rider who’s raced against some of the best at circuits including Daytona and the Isle of Man, Cathcart started racing in 1974, aboard a Ducati 350 single. A winner of the Sound of Thunder World Series, he also raced for Yamaha, at the same time building his career as one of motorcycling’s foremost journalists. His abilities behind the handlebars and the typewriter have earned him an enviable reputation, with invitations to ride everything from modern factory race bikes to historic vintage machines. A moving force in the British vintage bike scene, Sir Alan, as he’s fondly called thanks to his British background and impeccable manners, continues to ride and test both new and vintage machines to this day, a job he’s not likely to give up soon.

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