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Cancelled Biking Holiday

Cancelled Biking Holiday

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?

To clear your name, or not to?

To clear your name, or not to?

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.

Buying insurance? Be on your guard

Buying insurance? Be on your guard

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…

If I get a speeding ticket can I represent myself?

If I get a speeding ticket can I represent myself?

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 […]

Speed awareness course: What you need to know

Speed awareness course: What you need to know

28 May 2020

Everything you need to know about the speed awareness course and what you need to do if caught speeding

Don't overstate your case

Don’t overstate your case

16 Apr 2020

There can be a temptation, sometimes encouraged by lawyers, to overstate your case.

Is a pint one too many?

Is a pint one too many?

06 Feb 2020

There is something especially pleasant about a warm summer day, a beer garden and a ride.

When two tribes go to law

When two tribes go to law

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.

'Sorry' is not the hardest word

‘Sorry’ is not the hardest word

05 Dec 2019

Urban myth has it that If you apologise for a collision, it is an admission of liability.

Fess up or pay the price...

Fess up or pay the price…

17 Oct 2019

You receive the ‘name the rider document’ for your bike. The obligation to name the driver requires a notice to be served within 14 days on the registered keeper, asking you who the rider was.

Tales of the unexpected

Tales of the unexpected

05 Sep 2019

There are two consistent threads which run through cases where I think to myself, ‘the rider could have avoided that crash,’ where as a matter of law the car driver is wholly or largely to blame.

The scourge of scooter crime

The scourge of scooter crime

01 Aug 2019

The Metropolitan Police in a flurry of social media hoop-la released a montage of ‘tactical contacts’ with escaping criminals on mopeds. It was all a bit ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ for readers of a certain vintage.

Ice and what happens if you fall

Ice and what happens if you fall

20 Jun 2019

Is it ever worth going out on the road if there is a real risk of ice?

The fast and the summonsed

The fast and the summonsed

25 Apr 2019

The myth that travelling at 10% over the speed limit will not result in a nicking is a bad one.

If it looks too good to be true...

If it looks too good to be true…

21 Mar 2019

If you have a crash which looks likely not to be your fault your insurance brokers can, and frequently do, go into a feeding frenzy for money.

Does hi-viz motorcycle gear work?

Does hi-viz motorcycle gear work?

28 Feb 2019

Intuitively one would think fluorescent clothing would make a rider more visible, but the jury is out on this point.

The fully comp minefield

The fully comp minefield

17 Jan 2019

If you hear words like this from your fully comprehensive insurers: ‘it sounds to us like it was a non-fault accident. Do not use your fully comprehensive insurance, it is much better for you to use our approved repairers, do not claim on your insurance and save yourself the policy excess and having an accident […]

Fighting off the bike gangs

Fighting off the bike gangs

29 Nov 2018

This may be a tiny bit London-centric, and if people being pushed off their motorbikes to have their bikes stolen is not yet a problem for you, in your local area, then I am genuinely happy.

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