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John McGuinness

John McGuinness is a motorcycle racing legend and known the world over for his achievements, none more so than at the Isle of Man TT races in recent years. John has been an ambassador for RideSafe BackSafe since we started in 2006.

Name: John McGuinness

Date of Birth: 16th April 1972

Star sign: Aries

Greatest achievement so far?
Winning the 2007 Isle of Man Senior TT during Centenary year and breaking the 130mph lap record.

What is keeping you busy this year?
The World Endurance Championship, the Isle of Man TT, the Ulster Grand Prix and the Macau GP.

Favourite meal at the end of a great day?
Chinese food.

If you had more time to yourself, what hobby would you enjoy more of?
Renovating old bikes and learning to ride my speedway bike faster.

What would be your dream bike?
Either Joey Dunlop’s 1983 factory Honda RVF850, or my first TT winning Honda TSR250.

What really makes you smile?

Worst pet hate?
People who leave dog sh*t on pavements, anyone who invades my personal space and ignorant people.

Any phobias?
I don’t like horror movies!

What is the best bit of advice you could give to bikers on the road?
Stay alert and take notice of the advice from experts; you can’t put an old head on young shoulders.

Thank you, John.