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ULEZ exemption motorbikes
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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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AdviceLife on bikes

Arctic countries ride specialist Gordon Stuart tells us how he plans a long distance motorcycle trip, from deciding on routes to choosing a date that works. Working full-time alongside having a wife & two small children means even an afternoon ride out to the countryside takes some planning these days, let

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motorcycle insurance renewal premiums
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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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Bikesafe courses
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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