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burn calories riding a motorcycle
Life on bikes

Not only do you burn calories riding a motorcycle, but each ride can also give the majority of your muscles a workout. Proof, if any more were needed, that you are much better off going for a ride than wasting an hour down the gym. If you have ever spent

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Big expensive adventure bikes
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Are the big expensive adventure bikes out of your reach? Marc comes up with a super-quick shopping list of bikes that can do a similar job for a fraction of the money. And for some reason has decided to call them Urban Stealth Tactical Assault Bikes. Is it worth investing

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adventure bikes
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Marc argues that adventure bikes might just be the answer to Britain’s deteriorating and increasingly embellished road surfaces. He recommends we all invest in an Urban Stealth Tactical Assault Bike. U-STAB, for short. In 1985 me and my mate Tarquin rode up a country lane and noticed a stile that

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motorcycle safety
Life on bikes

The body responsible for scrutinising the activities of the Mayor of London has released a damning report accusing the Mayor and Transport for London of not taking motorcycle safety seriously. The London Assembly, responsible for overseeing the Mayor of London’s activities, has released a deeply critical report on Transport for

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Ducati Soho Square attempted robbery
Life on bikes

Two men involved in the theft of motorcycles and street muggings of expensive jewellery have received sentences totalling over 15 years. Two bike thieves caught on video attempting to steal a £40,000 Ducati motorbike from London’s Soho Square have received prison sentences of more than 15 years. Thomas McDermott, 24,

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Women bikers
Life on bikes

International Women’s Day is a great excuse to highlight some of our favourite articles on and by women bikers over the past year. There aren’t enough women bikers. We won’t go into some of the obvious reasons why here, although we did cover many of them in our ‘Babes on

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pit lane girl
Life on bikes

With the controversy over pit lane girls, there’s no better time to meet someone who has spent her life around bikes, much of it in the pit lane. Jean Lane’s love affair with biking began in the heyday of the cafe racer. A Teddy Boy boyfriend had acquired a bike

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London Mayor’s Transport Strategy
Life on bikes

The London Mayor’s Transport Strategy has actively ignored the positive contribution motorcycling makes to reducing congestion and pollution. The Motorcycle Industry Association claims current policy is putting bikers’ lives at risk. The association representing the UK’s motorcycle industry has fired a warning shot at London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan, saying his

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Honda Grom addict
Life on bikes

In part 1: I am Grom, Jock tries to rationalise why a grown man would buy the modern era’s version of the Monkey Bike. Here in part 2, like a junkie trying to explain the loveliness of smack to his mum, he fills us in on the addiction. First time

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Honda Grom
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Across the world, grown men and teenagers are going nuts for a bike called the Honda Grom. Jock McJock (yes, he of BMW R1200GS and Triumph Street Triple 765RS fame), has joined the cult.  Jock McGromster Ok, so at 49, getting closer to 50, I bought a Honda MSX125, commonly

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