Full Chat podcast: Billy Ward on how bikes helped to get him by his divorce


Billy Ward

Presenter and producer Billy Ward is the most recent visitor on the model new motorcycling podcast, Full Chat. 

Ward has been presenting and producing journey tv exhibits for almost 20 years, working with the likes of Charlie Boorman and Ross Noble

He’s the fifth visitor on Bikesure’s new podcast, hosted by former Olympic sprinter Iwan Thomas and footballer-turned-presenter David Prutton, after Michelin star chef Paul Ainsworth, former athlete and tv character Kriss Akabusi, Isle of Man TT racer Peter Hickman and Olympic hero James Cracknell.

Billy Ward reveals his love of motorbikes helped him by one of many hardest durations of his life  

Through the episode, Ward detailed how using bikes grew to become a type of escapism while coming to phrases together with his divorce, and explains how getting on two wheels helps along with your psychological well being. 

“I married a very lovely divorce lawyer, gorgeous. I imply she was gorgeous, and she or he was incomes correct good cash and I believed – ‘I’ve made it, I’ve actually made it right here. I’ve married this lovely lady, so enticing, clever, articulate, loaded and with an ideal profession.’ So how do you suppose that occurred to finish for me?” Ward joked. 

“It actually resulted in what they name an 80/20 one-off cut up and 80% was for her and 20% was for me. That was 2005, and that was a correct catastrophe of a divorce. So I walked away from that divorce feeling fairly badly burnt and fairly roughed up, so I purchased a model new KTM 990 to type of smother all my woes. 

“I obtained the bike and I rode from Whitley Bay to Cape City. I did that to type of escape every thing. I used to be already a rider, however I’d by no means carried out journey biking. I’d gone to the Isle of Man or Wales for the day, or Scotland for 2 or three days, however by no means did the right journey using the place you’d go to completely different international locations. 

“It simply provides you that point to suppose and never be distracted by different issues. Your physique is in muscle reminiscence zone. You simply need to be in that helmet, having fun with the visuals, having fun with the sensation of being on a bike and having fun with that privateness and tranquility that you may get from simply being alone in that helmet. 

“I don’t actually play music (while using), I like to listen to the engine. I prefer to really feel the vibration, really feel the engine and really feel the place the clutch is. If I had music on I believe I’d lose a little bit of that.”         

A lot extra episodes of Full Chat to come back

There’s a lot extra to come back from our model new motorcycling podcast about every thing on two wheels. Every week a star visitor will element their historical past of bikes, together with some humorous anecdotes.  

You’ll be able to take heed to Full Chat on Spotify, Apple, YouTube or varied different platforms if you wish to see what all of the fuss is about.



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