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London Motorcycle Show
Life on bikes

We have a pair of tickets to the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show to give away. To enter the competition, visit our Facebook Page and tell us which motorbike you’d most like to ride away from the show.   About the show: As well as manufacturers BMW, Ducati, Ducati

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No deal Brexit and driving in Europe
AdviceLife on bikes

A practical, unbiased guide on what you might need to do if you are planning a European trip after a no-deal Brexit. At the time of writing, the possibility of a no-deal Brexit is very much on the minds of anyone planning a Euro-trip from the UK, us included. We

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Speed cameras in France
Life on bikes

More than half of France’s 3,275 fixed speed cameras in France have been damaged beyond repair or vandalised to the point where they no longer work.  French media reports that there has been a sharp increase in the number of vandalised speed cameras following the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Jackets) protests

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ULEZ exemption motorbikes
Advice

There is a loophole in the ULEZ regulations that will allow some pre-Euro 3 motorcycles to qualify for exemption from charging. Here’s how to do it. The introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London generally means non-Euro 3 motorcycles face a daily charge of £12.50 to ride

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Life on bikes

News that the police will use ramming and other radical stop tactics has been met with almost universal approval from bikers and ordinary members of the public. But not a certain MP… As news spread on Friday that the Met Police was now allowing specialist ’Skorpion’ drivers to literally ram

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Police drivers
Campaigns

For the second time, the Emergency Response Drivers (Protections) Bill has failed to get a second reading to become law, meaning police drivers using new ramming tactics can still face prosecution. The Emergency Response Drivers (Protections) Bill has for the second time this year failed to make its way through

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moped criminals rammed
Life on bikes

The Met Police releases a series of dramatic videos showing officers ramming moped-riding criminals from their stolen bikes, a new tactic that has helped see a 38% reduction in moped theft. London’s Metropolitan Police has released video footage showing they are using tactical stop – blocking manoeuvres, including ramming – to

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Romano Fenati
Life on bikes

According to motogp.com, disgraced Moto2 rider Romano Fenati is set to return to racing with a seat at the Marinelli Snipers Team – the same team that sacked him after he pulled on the brake of a competitor during a championship race. If the rumours are true, Fenati will ride

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motorcycle insurance renewal premiums
AdviceCampaigns

A new probe by the insurance industry regulator will lead to the practice of unfairly increased motorcycle insurance renewal premiums coming to an end. The UK motor insurance industry has been put on notice by its regulator to expect a clamp down on firms who treat motorists, including bikers, unfairly

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Life on bikes

A new logo for the Isle of Man TT website has confused fans and not exactly received a warm welcome. Within hours of unveiling a new logo on the Isle of Man TT website yesterday, social media did a collective WTF? Thinking that the new logo was replacing the iconic

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