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James May's Toy Stories

The Motorcycle Diary

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

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. Show less


James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Tom Whitter
Oz Clarke


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