Paul Vennard
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Paul Vennard

Paul is actually a chartered accountant so he knows a thing or two about saving money - and that's one of his roles at Biker and Bike: how to save bikers money.

Like everyone else here he's a full-on biker. He's a year-round rider and never happier than when he's on a track, screaming the nuts of his 675 Daytona.

Paul also loves a trip. Just don't share a tent with him. He snores like a bastard.

Garages and Motorcycle helmets
AdviceLife on bikes

Many bikers object to being forced to remove their helmets on petrol station forecourts. If you can’t boycott the garage, here’s a simple protest that could change their policy. Nobody really has a problem with taking their helmet off at a petrol station, do they? OK, so taking your nice

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The Malle Mile
BlogReviews

The retro custom scene has its very own racing season, with The Malle Mile now firmly on the calendar. Paul leaves his superbike at the entrance and goes back to motorcycling’s racing roots – the grass track. It’s billed as “The British inappropriate motorcycle race and exhibition in motion,” which

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Motorcycle insurance monthly payments
AdviceInsurance advice

Motorcycle insurance monthly payments are more expensive than paying for the policy upfront – with one provider charging an APR rate of 73.8%. Most bikers are aware that it costs more to pay for your policy in instalments, but just how much more may not always be clear, especially when

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Biker and Bike advertising
Blog

Yes, it’s true, we’ve had to start running ads… This has happened way sooner than we expected because, frankly, we’ve been way more popular than we thought we might be at this early stage. That has led to quite a few costs for running the site. So we have no

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Social media used in court
AdviceInsurance advice

Social media pages are often a great source of fantastic characters, hilarious comments and sage advice. They can also land the unwary boaster with a whole pile of grief from an insurance company or worse, a prosecution team, later down the line. On Biker & Bike’s Facebook Page and dozens

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Accident damaged Cat C bike
Buying & Selling

Please note: This article has been superseded following the reclassification of write-offs in October 2017. Please see this updated page: https://www.bikerandbike.co.uk/cat-b-s-n-motorbikes-new-insurance-write-off-categories-explained/ Many bikers come across the term Cat C or Cat D write off in ads for bikes that are normally cheaper than market prices. And while it’s tempting to

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Motorbikes in storage
Insurance advice

If you aren’t using a bike regularly, a laid up motorcycle insurance policy could be best It doesn’t make sense to be spending hundreds of pounds a year on a motorbike policy when the bike isn’t even being used. If you have declared the bike as SORN (Statutory Off-Road Notification),

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Motorbike breakdown
Insurance advice

Many of our Bucket List adventures involve or recommend hiring a bike in a foreign location or even in the UK itself. And just like hiring a car on holiday, it’s likely that you’ll need to hand over a credit card to cover a very large ‘deposit’ to cover the

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Motorcycle disc lock
Motorbike security

Is spending £60 on motorbike security enough to protect your £6,000 pride and joy? We get asked all the time how much should you spend on securing your bike from thieves. The answer isn’t simple I’m afraid. But there are a few truths you should consider when working out what

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Biker in fear
Insurance advice

Many bikers find the only way to get a sensible and affordable insurance quote is to put the voluntary excess up. But this could mean you are almost too frightened to ride the bike the way it should be ridden (you know what we mean). It’s no fun being in

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