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Bikesafe courses
AdviceReviews

BikeSafe Courses: We joined a group of police motorcyclists giving bikers practical tips on how to ride safely to the limits. The first thing that becomes apparent when you join a police-run BikeSafe course is that all notions of ‘them and us’ go out the window. You are all just

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Review motorcycle earplugs
AdviceGearReviews

Earplugs are critical for protecting your hearing when riding above 50 miles per hour. Joe Bacon looks at the options, from cheap disposable plugs to custom moulded earplugs that last up to three years. For the last few years I have used moulded earplugs as I got a good deal

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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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Facebook Scammer
Advice

Owners of stolen motorcycles are being contacted by a Facebook scammer who claims to have their stolen bike and demands payment to return it. At least four bikers and possibly many others have been recently contacted by a Facebook user who claims to have their stolen motorcycle and will return

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Free motorbike covers
Advice

The Motorcycle Industry Association and the Metropolitan Police will be giving out advice and free motorbike covers to London’s motorcyclists. A joint initiative by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) and the Metropolitan Police will see users of motorcycle parking bays across central London targeted with advice and free covers for

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Dash cam evidence
Advice

With a website now helping motorists submit dash cam evidence direct to the police, prosecutions are set to increase. We take a look at legal aspects of dash cam evidence. The new National Dash Cam Safety Portal (NDSP) is part of an initiative that is set to see a sharp

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motorcycles ULEZ compliant
Advice

Bikers checking to see if their motorcycles will be ULEZ compliant have been given previously inaccurate results and are now finding themselves liable to pay £12.50 each day. Transport for London’s ULEZ Vehicle Checker has been providing search results on motorcycles that may not be accurate, and the situation may

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pass too close to a cyclist
Advice

From today, motorists face an increased chance of receiving a £100 fine and points on their licence if they pass too close to a cyclist. The same protection isn’t being offered to motorcyclists. A new Government initiative has been introduced that will see more motorists, including motorcyclists, fined and in

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stolen motorcycle recovery
AdviceMotorbike security

The joy of finding your stolen bike has been found is soon tempered by discovering there can be hefty charges involved in getting it back. Here in Part 1, Marc Ryan gets to the bottom of a state-sanctioned mugging in recovered stolen bikes. In Part 2, he meets a group

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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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