10 Dec 2020
I was involved in a fairly minor off when a driver failed to give way. Speed has been alleged against me. I have an action camera which shows I was not speeding.
03 Dec 2020
There are those without morals who’ll knock your parked bike over and do a runner, but they’re not always guaranteed to get away with it.
26 Nov 2020
I park my bike in my back garden, to which I get access through what I call a ‘snicket’; a shared passage between two terraced houses which I have shared for years with my elderly widowed neighbour.
19 Nov 2020
After an ABR reader hits a dog while riding, Andrew Dalton explains why his insurance company should not pay out
13 Nov 2020
No. I do not practice in Scotland or Northern Ireland and the law in those jurisdictions is different so I limit what I say to England and Wales.
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…
22 Oct 2020
We all hope the roads we ride are safe and sound for our two-wheeled escapades, but what happens if you crash on a surface you consider sub-standard?
15 Oct 2020
My son, who has not long gained his A2 licence, was pulled over for speeding by the police, at 38mph in a 30mph zone.
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?
06 Aug 2020
I have been involved in two no—fault collisions, both rear-enders and there was absolutely nothing I could do about either of them.
30 Jul 2020
We all want the best outcome in court, but judgment can just as easily go against you.
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…
09 Jul 2020
Perhaps luckily for me, experience from two tours of Afghanistan helped me notice a youth with a hoodie pulled up over his face and wearing gloves, pressing a pedestrian-controlled light in London.
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 […]
25 Jun 2020
Your on-board camera can just as easily get you into trouble as it can absolve you of any wrong doing, so is it worth using one whilst riding?
04 Jun 2020
Do wheelies have any place on UK roads? Andrew Dalton explains the laws position