27 Mar 2014
My son’s case is being handled by a solicitor appointed by my insurance company.
05 Feb 2014
The law is simple as to what we motorcyclists must wear. Speedos and a buckled, type approved helmet will meet the legal requirements but would look foolish and not really work in our temperate island. Lady riders would do well to put a bikini top on to avoid public decency arrests but that is all […]
22 Jan 2014
I work in the print trade and spend a lot of time on the road, usually over 30,000 miles a year. I could work a lot more effectively by travelling by motorbike, but before I raise it with my boss (also a biker) I want to know if I can legally chop my company car […]
27 Nov 2013
RiDE’s legal expert draws on his courier past to lead a group of colleagues on a two-wheeled tourist trail around the capital
12 Sep 2012
Choosing your first motorbike after passing the test can be a daunting task with so many options made harder with the two different motorbike tests. If you have passed either your CBT or DAS and are looking around for the perfect ride, tell us in the comments below what your experiences are.
03 Jul 2012
I recently decided to accept that at my age I don’t have much chance of bouncing unhurt in the event of an accident :?, and therefore it would worth investing in a decent back protector to add to my hoards of kit.
24 Jun 2012
Forget what Phil Collins has to say on the matter, you need a decent jacket in a crash
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 […]
05 Oct 2011
I have been on Ron’s Premier package twice in recent years – and can’t begin to tell you how much fun it is and how much you can learn.
18 Sep 2011
7th! I’m really pleased with that against the big bikes, and I dipped into 49s too. I got a great start from the second row and slotted into 5th before a big bike powered past me. I held 6th until a few laps from the end when Rob Elsemere powered past on his GSX-R1000 – […]
25 Mar 2010
Today is the first day my new Rukka Kit got its first outing in the hacking down rain, and the boys from Finland know how to make a decent motorcycle suit. Mine is the midrange Armadillo but the prices are pretty top end. Anyway, here is what I reckon.
11 Sep 2009
This week I have had to hang up my summer air-flo jacket for the last time, and switch back to the familiar old leather jacket ready for the winter. I can’t believe how sudden the drop in temperature seems to have occurred; the last few days have been quite bitter at morning commuter time … […]
Since yesterday, I have learned two new things about my ear-plugs. Firstly, when a house or car alarm a few streets away goes off in the middle of the night, and the sound feels like it is piercing your brain and you’ll never sleep again, these moulded ear plugs block out the sound completely. They […]
20 Jun 2009
As I held my breath past the fourth or so bus spewing out grey clouds on my ride to work the other day, I had a flash of inspiration … helmet chinbar vents fitted with miniature air filters (and maybe freshners)! Well why not, if you can have helmets fitted with sunnies? 😉
14 May 2009
So, the other week I had a mare … I split a zip on my leathers. Not the flies, which would imply too many pies (and as Chef proved you can ride for years with a busted fly and no-one notices), but the calf zip! I blame training for cycling the London to Brighton next […]
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.
04 Mar 2009
If there isn’t snow on the road, I ride, so my cold weather gear has got to be good. A 600 mile day is not unusual for me – on my old man’s Beemer GS – and over the years,