22 Feb 2024
I was riding along a very minor C-class country road. The road itself was quite challenging: it had a series of sharp bends on a steep descent with a very pronounced camber.
01 Feb 2024
Is it legal to listen to music while you ride? Will you fall foul of the law if you wear AirPods inside your helmet?
21 Dec 2023
I was hoping to buy a BMW R1200GS and I had sourced one but the seller told me he had removed a failed ABS system: the bike is now non-ABS.
30 Nov 2023
What are the consequences of having a road accident while wearing lightweight trail riding gear, and could it limit any resulting claim for damages in court?
23 Nov 2023
I ran into the back of a car that had run out of fuel and had conked out about 10-12 metres past a blind bend.
16 Nov 2023
Will ignoring a road closed sign at a set of roadworks get you into trouble with the law?
12 Oct 2023
Before you think I’m wandering into fantasy land, this bizarre scenario is happening with enough frequency for me to note it.
05 Oct 2023
I read Richy Howland’s letter about travel insurance in the March issue of RiDE with interest.
28 Sep 2023
If you ride a complicated bike as most of us do and it breaks down it’s the AA, RAC, Greenflag, or whoever, time. Simple. Well, not so fast.
07 Sep 2023
I have had a serious motorcycle accident. Liability is all agreed. I have taken a 20% hit because witnesses and various engineering experts have put me at about 80mph in a 60mph zone, which I accept as probably correct.
31 Aug 2023
I hear strange justifications from drivers who knock motorcyclists off their motorcycles, but the common thread is the driver failed to see the biker.
10 Aug 2023
I have had a nasty accident, which has resulted in a spiral fracture in my ankle. I hit a parked car on the approach to a village in darkness.
20 Jul 2023
I was taken off my bike in the most obvious no-fault accident imaginable. Because the case is live, I cannot go into details but I was stationary and a car hit me at speed from the rear, sending me over the top of my bike.
06 Jul 2023
In November and early January I will get phone calls from those hardy souls who are still riding – the commuters and those whose bike is there only means of transport.
29 Jun 2023
I was on a ride with four friends a few weeks ago, during which we had a number of interactions with equestrians. When we met up with equestrians on the byways, engines were killed, my packet of Polos came out and the bold horses snaffled them eagerly while the more timid horses took the mints […]
22 Jun 2023
I am having a bit of a debate with a member of my advanced group of riders. I commute into the city most days and in the autumn and winter, during the misty mornings, I have a high-intensity flashing beacon on my Kriega rucksack.
15 Jun 2023
After an ABR reader collided with a horse trailer on his bike, Andrew Dalton explains why his insurance premiums should not go up
08 Jun 2023
It is an urban myth, kept alive by insurers, that you should never apologise at a collision.