Tips for defensive driving

Riding defensively is an essential skill to learn if you want to stay safe on the roads. It’s all about staying one step ahead of the fame and riding in a style and with a mindset which puts you in the safest position to deal with anything that the road – or other road users […]

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How to buy a helmet

As a biker, your helmet is the most important piece of safety kit you own, so setting aside a decent amount of your budget to get a good one is essential. All helmets sold in the UK must satisfy either British Standard 6658: 1985 or ECE Regulation 22.05 standards – you can check whether it […]

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Going round the bend

Losing control while trying to going round a bend is one of the leading causes of accidents involving motorcyclists. Left-hand bends are generally more dangerous than right-hand ones, because if you lose control you generally end up sliding into oncoming traffic. However, although losing control is always a risk when you’re out on your bike, […]

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Your bike: quick checks

We know that when you fancy a ride the last thing you want to be doing is a bit of bike maintenance, but by doing a few quick checks every time you get on your bike, not only do you reduce your risk of having an accident, you also increase the life of your bike. […]

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Protective clothing

When the sun’s shining, you cruise down to the coast on your moped – and you’re probably not planning on covering yourself head to toe in heavy leather, boots, gloves and a helmet. But check this: at 30mph, sliding along tarmac for less than three seconds will wear down your skin to the bone. “When […]

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Top 10 hazards for bikers

“I got knocked off my scooter by some idiot in a white van, who didn’t indicate and was driving a little bit crazy,” says TV chef Jamie Oliver. “When I fell off, I put my tooth through my lip, which hurt, but luckily that’s all that happened.” 1. Turning vehicles – getting hit by an oncoming […]

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