29 May 2014
Have I got problems? I was riding my CBR600RR down a residential road when a car reversed straight out of a drive in front of me. I had no chance of braking and ‘T-boned’ his rear passenger door.
24 Apr 2014
Logic suggests you’re at fault when you run into the back of someone else, but this isn’t always the case when you’re dealing with clowns…
19 Feb 2014
In my opinion, in recent years there has been a noticeable increase on British roads of foreign cars. I would be grateful if you could give some advice in case I have an accident with a foreign driver. In the event of any kind of accident involving a motorcycle and a foreign vehicle driven on […]
30 Oct 2013
I was riding my bike down a main road near to where I live. At a junction to my left there was a stationary white van and as I came closer I could see the driver waving his arms about like a mad man. I slowed down thinking there must surely be something wrong.
16 Oct 2013
I sold my bike through a classified ad. The guy bought it, didn’t test ride it and took it away in a van. I sent off the log book and didn’t think any more about it. I have now heard from my insurers. I had not informed them I had sold the bike and had […]
02 Oct 2013
A few days ago I look my Yamaha R1 to a bike dealer to have some work done. I had asked him to order in a carbon fibre mudguard and dropped the bike off as arranged. I left my bike on the dealer’s forecourt and gave him the keys.
20 Sep 2013
And, don’t assume that you’re in the wrong if you get knocked off while filtering…
14 Aug 2013
I was riding home on my R6 one night a couple of weeks ago. I went around a left-hand bend on a country lane when the front end of my bike just let go and I fell off. I slid across the road and ended up in a bush. Thankfully, the oncoming car did not […]
17 May 2013
When a thief knocks you off your bike, how do you go about getting compensation?
16 Jan 2013
Even though a biker may not be criminally liable for filtering and having a collision, it is a long established legal principle that a biker who is out of the ordinary flow of traffic by overtaking or filtering places themselves at potential risk and therefore has to take extra care. If they do not and […]
26 Oct 2012
While fretting about Ginger Kev’s flock, a bungling back-lane lorry loses its load and gives our man the bird…
16 Oct 2012
I am a big believer in ‘hi-viz’ clothing. If it gets you noticed when you are out on your bike I think it is worth its weight in gold.
31 Jul 2012
I was riding my bike along the M40 when I got caught behind some biff in a car, who was hovering at between 69 and 71 mph in the outside lane. The two inside lanes were empty, and I was part of a queue of vehicles that were stuck behind this spanner.
29 May 2012
Today I found myself riding a large section of my journey with a lady on an SV650. Apart from firstly being pleased to see more women out there enjoying the road, then secondly thinking I far prefer my bike and kit (sorry bikerbuddy, just being honest!), I found myself noticing that her preferred position in […]
02 Feb 2012
If it’s not an old dear, it’s young deer out to get us. So what happens in a crash?
23 Aug 2011
There’s a lot of unscrupulous drivers out there – but where do you stand?
18 Mar 2011
I am an advanced riding observer and I was injured in an accident where a car pulled out from a side turning in front of me.
28 Feb 2011
I’ve had a bike accident, a proper nasty one. My right arm has been amputated, one of my ankles has been fused and I had some pelvis and lower back injuries, which have healed up well enough.