BBC TV’S ‘The Speedshop’ pilot could lead to full series
Fans of a the pilot episode of The Speedshop are being urged to contact the BBC’s feedback service in the hope it can lead to the commissioning of a full series.
The Speedshop was broadcast recently and featured custom motorcycle builder Titch Cormack and staff at S BOMB vintage workshop in Poole, Dorset, as they built a disability-adapted custom bike for an injured veteran and rode across the Alps following the journey of legendary military leader Hannibal.
Titch Cormack is a former UK Special Forces soldier who served in the Special Boat Service (SBS), and has turned his expertise of working on mobility for his comrades into a civilian business.
The Honda-based custom bike was built for veteran Parachute Regiment solider, Chris, who was battling back from the amputation of his right leg. The modified bike featured a number of adaptations to allow him to ride it on the demanding enduro trails. The show was broadcast on BBC Two on January 12 as a one-off, with a view to it being made into a full series.
Show producer Grant Warnock told Motor Cycle News (MCN): “The BBC are analysing the views and audience feedback etc. and will base their decision to commission a series on that. We hope to hear soon.”
Fans of the show are being urged to log their support for the program becoming a full series by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and the broadcaster will be monitoring viewing figures logged by the online iPlayer app.