The Spiders’ Web by John Bradshaw


The full story of the G.N. SPIDER, Basil Davenport’s legendary giant-killing hill-climber.

Spider I – the re-assembled but still battered looking old G.N. cyclecar that dominated the hill-climbs and sprints throughout the 1920s and 1930s.

Spider II – the same old broom, having gained new heads and handles over the years, that’s still showing them the way today.

Richly illustrated, with numerous previously unpublished photos and drawings, both old and new.

To be published Summer 2021


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About The Author


John Bradshaw

When writing Prose:

John Bradshaw’s professional life was spent working with and writing about mathematics and education. For seventeen years he was an editor for one of the Mathematical Association’s journals and also organised conferences and workshops. He has taught in primary, secondary and high schools and then in college and university. He now also offers some books that are actually intended to be fictional.

When writing ‘factual tales of fettling’:

John Bradshaw grew up surrounded by mechanical things and has not escaped so far. He has always owned wheels and currently has a stable ranging from an 1880s Cogent Ordinary bicycle to a 1990s BMW Z3 sports car, with examples of many things in between.
He was the Social-Sec and then Chairman of the Ariel Owners MotorCycle Club in the 1980s and then created and for a decade organised CycleFest, an international alternative cycle event.

He has written articles for a variety of cycling and motoring magazines. The restoration, modification and maintenance of cycles, motorcycles and cars, and then and writing about it, is nothing new to him, but the Morgan-Ariel Special is his first true creation.

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