Ian Malone
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Ian Malone

Ian is the Editor and a co-founder of Biker & Bike.

He is obsessed about bikes to the point that he often starts conversations with new people by saying, "Please don't get me onto the subject of bikes. We'll be here all day."

Inevitably, the next question asked is nearly always, "What bike have you got, then?"

He's 'down' to three bikes at the moment:

'97 Triumph Daytona T595
'11 Triumph Tiger 800
'13 Triumph Speed Triple R

He's not even a huge Triumph fan, it just turns out that's how the stable is filled at the moment.

Having been on every continent except Antartica (as long as Cuba kind-of qualifies as South America) he is a big fan of travelling. However, to his deep but hopefully not eternal shame, he's only ever explored Europe on two-wheels and only started doing this a few years ago.

His main mission now is to explore as much of the world on two wheels as possible, at the same time as trying out as many new motorcycling experiences as he can and go on to inspire other bikers to do the same.

Removing helmets petrol stations
Advice

Petrol stations that insist bikers remove their helmet before being allowed to fill up are putting the rider’s safety at risk. And then there’s the discrimination… It’s been 10 years

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Bear pit motorbike thief
Life on bikes

A persistent motorcycle thief who fell into a bear pit trap has become the laughing stock of both social media and the police. Matthew Myrie’s Suzuki Gladius had been the

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Dashcam footage speeding prosecution
AdviceLife on bikes

Police forces are increasingly using the public’s dash cam footage to prosecute dangerous driving. Now footage could be used in speeding prosecutions too. Dash cam footage of dangerous driving has

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speed limits rural roads
AdviceLife on bikes

The National Speed Limit sign is becoming less common on country roads. Guidance introduced a few years ago is starting to hit home as more councils switch from 60 mph

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police use stinger on a motorcycle
Campaigns

When news surfaced that police were using stingers on motorcycle thieves it seemed half the motorcycle audience applauded while the other half expressed shock at their use on powered two

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Mayor's Transport Strategy
Life on bikes

Today the Mayor of London published his draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy, a document that will set out how the city’s people will be moving around for the next few decades.

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Vigilantes against bike thieves
Life on bikes

There has always been a war between the people who work hard to pay for and legally ride their bikes and bike thieves. That war was always conducted quietly –

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Cover your number plate
Advice

There is a myth among bikers that if you cover your number plate you can avoid getting a parking ticket in a marked bay. Unfortunately, it seems it’s just that

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Forced to sign insurance document
Insurance advice

Insurance auto-renewal sucks. It’s supposed to be there to ensure you don’t find yourself riding around uninsured. That’s the aim. But the fact is too many bike insurers use automatic

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Motorcycles and transport planning
Life on bikes

With one or two notable exceptions, your local town really doesn’t want you riding motorbikes. They’re scared of them, which is why motorcycles rarely feature in transport policy to alleviate

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