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Bennetts Advanced Training
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Bennetts Insurance and California Superbike School are once again teaming up to offer Bennetts Advanced Training days for novice and experienced riders. No matter your level of riding experience there is always something new to learn and 70% of bikers surveyed* by insurance provider Bennetts said they would take up

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How many times have you ridden past a speed camera van and felt like sticking two fingers up as you pass? The next time you do, keep those fingers gripping the ‘bars, as the camera operator inside is firmly within his rights to issue you with a £100 fine –

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Congestion Charge printed on the road
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One of Sadiq Khan’s first acts as Mayor of London was to review the plans for London’s LEZ – the Low Emission Zone. As part of the plans, it’s being proposed that certain motorcycles could be charged for access to the Capital’s central areas. Some of the proposals are pretty

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Police Pursuit rules
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UK MP’s have heard the First Reading of a proposed change to the Road Traffic Act that could lead to changes to police pursuit rules. The Conservative MP Sir Henry Bellingham has presented a Bill, the Emergency Response Drivers (Protections) Bill, that seeks to change current laws that lead to

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motorcycle no-fault accident
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The ‘no surprise, no accident’ theory rapidly gaining traction with bikers is that you need to ride expecting every other road user to run into you. After seeing a near no-fault accident happen right in front of him, Keven Turner is already on board with the idea. Yesterday, under the

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recovering a stolen motorbike
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Police will charge for recovering a stolen motorbike, but there are ways to avoid paying. The chances of getting a bike back after it has been stolen are slim, but when you do get the call for the police, it’s obviously going to lead to a mix of joy and

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Hi-Viz Motorcycle Gear
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So many people wear hi-viz clothing now your best option isn’t necessarily to don a yellow vest. We look at other colour options and the types of hi-viz motorcycle gear that will get you seen by other road users. With a shiny ‘cyclops’ headlamp and blazing red taillight, you would

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Foreign speeding tickets
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The number of requests by EU countries seeking to pursue UK motorists increased by 30 percent last year, prompting a swift check on the laws around foreign speeding tickets and other offences. Many UK bikers head for the continent, drawn not just by high-quality roads, beautiful scenery, great food and

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Attmpted Bike-jacking London
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Dealers’ insurance policies make the test riders liable if the bike is stolen, including bike-jacking. If you’ve ever taken a dealer’s bike for a test ride you’ll know you have to sign an agreement where you will be liable for any fines for parking, speeding, bus lane infringement and so

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Removing helmets petrol stations
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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 since MCN ran their campaign naming and shaming petrol stations that forced motorcyclists to remove their helmets before fuelling. While

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