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Publisher's Summary

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne knows what it is like to live on the edge. The most successful rider in British Superbike history, he is the only person to have won the championship six times. Shakey is a living motorbike legend, with legions of fans across the country.

For the first time Shakey tells his life story, from being abandoned as a newborn baby in a London hospital, to multiple brushes with the law and working night shifts on the London Underground to fund his early racing career. Whether it was on his BMX or joyriding through Kent, the only thing Shakey ever wanted to do was race motorbikes.

Once he had got his break, Shakey quickly developed a reputation as one of the most exciting riders of his generation, and the thrill of every victory, every chicane and every overtake, as well as the hospital visits and painstaking recovery, is relived in heart-pumping detail.

Unshakeable is an incredible story of winning and risk-taking, of horrendous crashes in which he nearly lost his life, of Ducatis and monster motorhomes, and of hard-fought glory in one of the most exciting and dangerous sports on the planet. Told with breathless exhilaration, Shakey’s story is one of inspiration, break-neck speed and a life lived truly on, and over, the limit. 

©2020 Shane Byrne (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Shane’s achievements over the years have proved he is the complete racer and undoubtedly a world class rider. A true inspiration for our youngsters in the sport." (Niall Mackenzie, three times British Superbike Champion)

"You don’t get to be six-time British Superbike Champion without having talent and desire." (Wayne Rainey, three-time 500CC world champion)

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  • PJ Conway
  • 18-11-20

Excellent Listen.

I thought this was an excellent insight into the life and (dangerous) times of a Champion Motorcycle Racer. I only discovered Motorcycle Racing in the last 10 years and it is a fantastic sport and thoroughly nail-biting. I think Shakey has incapsulated that in his narration. I thoroughly recommend this audio book to anyone who has the slightest interest in the sport. And I have an autographed copy of the hardback too!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-02-21

fantastic in site to a great rider

loved it great in site to a great rider and explains a lot about his life

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-02-21

What a book

Amazing book amazing story and a unbelievable life just glad your still with us to tell the story hope you go on to good thing and we get more tales along the way A* must read

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  • 22-02-21

What a life story , Excellent.

Great story , the way Shakey puts it across is brilliant.
the only negative for me is Emma Fenneys' annoying voice.

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  • Des Ryan
  • 21-02-21

Cracking book.

Great book, from a great ambassador for the sport. I have a whole new Respect for Shakey.

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  • andrew lee gadd
  • 17-02-21

Shane Vs Shakey

I don't mind Shane but Shakey I have never liked. This book confirms why I and most of the paddock its seems dislike this person. I apricate that he has had challenges in his early years, and I enjoyed this part in his book which describe Shane as a child .
Shakey never got the big break that he felt he deserved, and it was because he was unpleasant being a primadonna, when things went wrong it was never his fault! so why would you offer him a role in a team. Maybe the also unpleasant Paul Bird was the only one that could mange this over inflated ego. I believe for Shakey to win the race now he needs to become more Shane.

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  • Richard Smith
  • 10-02-21

What a story

Great insight into the Legend that is Shakey
A wander through the Paddocks that Shakey has frequented. a great insight into his life outside his motorcycle Racing.

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  • Dean Ensor
  • 08-02-21

Just Brilliant

I've never cried when reading a book before. Ive never laughed so much either. Just Brilliant!

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  • suzanne e lewis
  • 04-01-21

fantastic

omg im a massive shakey fan but this book has made me more of a fan as i get to listen to my hero tell of how he came though his life upto the carsh

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  • james plummer
  • 11-12-20

lived up to expectations

I've watched Shane in bsb since I was a early teen he is a true hero

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  • Looshbaby
  • 01-11-20

Brilliant

Easy to follow and well constructed, Shakey has given us a very transparent and honest insight into his journey from rascal to racer.