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Wheelwise Engineering supplies wheels for UK “Milano-Taranto” team



Wheelwise Engineering is pleased to be supplying wheels for a British team taking part in this year’s “Milano-Taranto”.

So what is the “Milano Taranto”?

“Milano-Taranto” is a six-leg challenge on classic bikes to discover the best of Italy’s villages and countryside (as well as good food and, maybe, a little wine!). It commemorates one of the longest, most exciting, back-breaking motorcycle marathons, which ran until 1956. The 31st commemorative event (the first was in 1987) will be held from 2 to 8 July 2017 and at least 230 riders from around the world will take part.

The route goes along minor roads through Tuscany, Lazio and Puglia (and touches on Umbria and Abruzzo). The total distance is around two thousand kilometres, just to ensure eight to ten hours in the saddle each day for the courageous competitors.


Team Motori Di Marino

Entering as a British team under the Motori Di Marino name, Jan-Willem, Les, Bjørn and John are busy preparing their bikes, ready for their summer adventure. The man in charge is Pietro Di Marino, the owner of one of the leading Italian bike specialists in the South (visit their website at for more information).

Motori Di Marino Team. Top left: Jan Willem Labeij (1955 Moto Morini 175 Settebello); top right: Leslie Hampton (1950 Moto Guzzi 500 Astore); bottom left: Bjorn Christiansen (1953 Moto Guzzi 250 Airone); bottom right: John Watson (1955 Gilera 500 Saturno Sport)


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