12 Feb 2014
I was riding along my local high street when a chihuahua dog (yes, the really small type) called Twinkle jumped out of her owner’s handbag and ran straight out in front of me, causing me to swerve, crash into a massive pile of rubbish outside the local kebab shop and fall off. Not my coolest […]
15 Aug 2013
Whether you ride with a group of friends or on your own, there may be a time when you are the first person at the scene of a fallen biker.
28 Sep 2012
I’m a man who likes to keep it simple and multifunctional – and that means I’ve had my trusty paper map of the UK – just 99p from Morrisons, for many years now. It’s followed me from car to bike and although it’s lost half its cover all the key bits are still there.
06 Oct 2010
Meet Mark Stone, Britain’s unluckiest motorcyclist. Each month we tackle the legal aftermath of Mark’s riding mishaps. Today, a simple overtake quickly turns into a tussle with the reaper
23 Apr 2010
I was riding along, minding my own business on my KTM 640, down roads that I know pretty well, and when I came round a bend, looking through the bend for my exit, I hit a slick of cow shit. I wasn’t braking, but I was cranked over, and both wheels just completely lost it.
23 Jul 2009
Second place – thanks to sudden heavy rain on the last lap and an odd two-lap count back. Qualifying was poor. It showered constantly and, with new dry tyres fitted, I never felt confident to push, ending up 14th and on the fourth row of the grid. Nevertheless, I still felt positive for a good […]
02 May 2009
It is a pity you can only buy these suits in the US or import them as a personal import because for a commuter or someone who has to wear a suit they are brilliant. My Roadcrafter is plain black, and is pretty waterproof but won’t withstand a biblical deluge. However even in monsoon like conditions […]
24 Mar 2009
If you are a parent who is reading this because your son or daughter is getting a scooter or their first small motorbike and you are terrified, read on. You know your own kid, but rather than make a confrontation of it, maybe controlling the risks is a better plan.