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.
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.
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.
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.
08 Jun 2023
It is an urban myth, kept alive by insurers, that you should never apologise at a collision.
11 May 2023
It is an urban myth, with a solid core of truth, that if you ride into the back of another vehicle you have got some pretty major liability issues.
22 Mar 2023
In my line of work I have to deal with motorcyclists whose injuries have been potentially worsened by ‘sub optimal’ medical care, and this is a problem.
09 Feb 2023
Hoisting a controlled wheelie is really good fun. However, it is also illegal.
26 Jan 2023
Bikers of my vintage will remember the ‘Loud Pipes Save Lives’ patches from the 1980s, more often than not seen sewn onto a denim cut-off jacket.
05 Jan 2023
The standard British motorcycle number plate is about the size of a frying pan and looks rubbish.
08 Dec 2022
Consider these situations. You are riding along a decent A-road you do not know, you might be pressing on a bit but nothing too pacey when a bend in the road, with no chevrons or warning signs, develops into a nerve rattling vicious hairpin.
27 Oct 2022
Whiplash is a real injury – I’ve had it off road motorcycling and it’s given me tears and minor fractures in the cervical spinal area.
22 Sep 2022
On the proviso you buy your insurance as a consumer, or largely as a consumer – so if you have a trade policy this does not apply to you – the law is contained in the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012.
01 Sep 2022
As the dust settles on Brexit, it is becoming clearer that the touring British motorcyclist will have a few more issues to deal with Euro side.
21 Jul 2022
No win no fee arrangements for solicitors are a good thing for clients, less so for solicitors.
30 Jun 2022
If you are unlucky enough to write off your pride and joy it is an expensive thing.
26 May 2022
If you are lucky you will not have had that heart stopping moment when a car moves into your path from behind apparently optional “give way” lines.
21 Apr 2022
The eye is the human’s primary sensory organ and it is uniquely vulnerable when it comes to riding motorcycles – a wasp hitting your eyeball at 40mph is a deeply unpleasant and potentially dangerous experience.