I swore I wasn’t going to feature a cheesy image this Christmas. You know the ones, like fat Santa riding a tiny bike, or a motorcycle ‘pimped out’ with a million Christmas lights. No, this year I was going to be strong and avoid the cliché all together – until I came across this image (above) by British photographer Robert Schoehuys. Every year Robert shoots a pin-up calender for the the French AC Pin-Up Speedshop that features some very nice café racers and classic bikes – not to mention some beautiful women. If you’re keen to see more or buy one, you can visit the Pin-Up Speedshop store for their 2011 edition.

But more importantly, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and if you’re lucky enough to be able to ride this time of year, ride safe. If you are going to be spending a lot of time in your garage over the next few months (due to snow), make sure you send us some pics of your finished projects when you come out of hibernation.