Mike Nicks

Mike Nicks is a prolific journalist and author who has edited the British publications Bike, Classic Bike, Classic Racer, Motor Cycle News and Classic Car Weekly. In the USA he has worked on Motor Trend, Motorcyclist and Circle Track magazines. He has also written on cars, motorcycles, languages and business for the Guardian, Observer, Independent, Times, Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph newspapers in London.

He has known John Surtees since the 1980s, when their shared passions for matters on both two and four wheels ensured a continuing friendship. The pair collaborated on a series of Racer Tests of exotic motorcycles for Classic Bike, and more recently Mike has been writing magazine and newspaper articles about John’s extraordinary life, and his work in developing the Henry Surtees Foundation.

Mike is the co-author of The World’s Business Cultures, and How to Unlock Them, now in its third edition, with cultures expert Barry Tomalin. He is passionate about most things with a Latin touch, including the Spanish and French languages, Latin music and Spanish and Latin-American literature and history.

He supports the charities Centrepoint, which helps disadvantaged young people to get a fair start in life, and the Henry Surtees Foundation.