Adam Child


Job Title

Freelance road tester


Who is he?

Born in Yorkshire and more commonly known as Chad, many people will know me from the years I spent as a senior road tester at MCN – Motorcycle News between 2005-2019, however, I actually started professionally testing bikes in the late 90s.

I’ve attended more than 350 bike launches, covering over a million road test miles ridden on countless tracks around the world. I’m also an international road racer, with race wins at Oliver's Mount, podiums in New Zealand and two top ten Isle of Man TT finishes. Over the years I’ve raced a wide variety of bikes from finishing on the podium at the Goodwood Revival on a Manx Norton to a Honda Fireblade at the TT.

I’m just as happy elbow-down on a race track, kicking up the mud off road, or restoring classic bikes. If you follow me on social media, you might also have seen that I’ve recently restored a Ducati 900S.


To find out more follow my adventures on Twitter @Adamchildchad and Instagram @adamchadchild. .