03 Jun 2021
When it comes to kit the law only requires you to wear a helmet and I admit to not being an ‘all the gear, all the time’ rider.
06 May 2021
Probably one of the most important documents you will ever fill in, but regrettably also one of the most boring is your insurance proposal.
29 Apr 2021
When it comes to the UK’s country roads the law places some particular duties on users.
08 Apr 2021
Unless you are one of the unlucky few riders who has never stacked a bike, when you crash you are likely to have a fear reaction.
04 Mar 2021
The only item of safety apparel you are obliged to use while riding is a helmet. Where the law gets involved is when helmets come off in an accident and the rider has a head, face, or brain injury.
25 Feb 2021
As the Government relentlessly moves up the value of claims and legal disputes which the citizen is deemed to be able to deal with himself absent of any legal advice, where does the citizen turn for legal advice when against an insurer, the manufacture or a retailer?
31 Dec 2020
The carrying capacity of your motorcycle does not increase in line with your waist and it is extraordinarily easy to overload even an ubertourer with or without that post-Christmas insulation.
05 Nov 2020
The absent-minded sideswipe of a motorcyclist overtaking a slow-moving car is among the most frequent of accidents we deal with.
29 Oct 2020
In these days of comparison websites and superficially internet savvy consumers I have noticed a very unpleasant pattern in comprehensive insurance claims, and you, as a wise Bike reader need to tread carefully…
01 Oct 2020
As our bikes suffer a COVID lockdown, depreciating, costing insurance, running out of warranty, can we look to anyone to help?
24 Sep 2020
If you had a biking holiday planned in Europe, or indeed anywhere else in 2020 but you find yourself stranded at home, can you demand refunds for deposits paid or tickets booked?
23 Jul 2020
The choice of a speed awareness course is only offered if your speed is naughty rather than shocking: the formula is the speed limit plus ten per cent, plus 9mph as the upper level.
16 Jul 2020
If your bike is stolen you are likely to end up hating two groups of people; the thieves who stole it and the insurers who will make you feel more criminal than the actual thief. The run around is this…
02 Jul 2020
Before you make a decision whether or not to represent yourself check out the publicly available Magistrates Court Guidelines, because it may surprise you to know that 45mph in a 30mph zone can get you a 28-day ban. Also know that, if this is your first trip to the beaks, you can make things a […]
28 May 2020
Everything you need to know about the speed awareness course and what you need to do if caught speeding
16 Apr 2020
There can be a temptation, sometimes encouraged by lawyers, to overstate your case.
06 Feb 2020
There is something especially pleasant about a warm summer day, a beer garden and a ride.
26 Dec 2019
While it might be a good idea to be as visible as you can on a motorcycle there is much to be said for riding discreetly.