Polite Notice – Acceptable?

This currently feels like it’s quickly becoming an “age old topic” amongst bikers, up there with are people on up to 125’s real bikers and should you nod at learners (other articles maybe?). So from my experience, there appears to be a number of reasons, for and against below are a few mentioned: For: Drivers…

Calling all Harley riders!!

  The British Motor Museum, are holding a “Celebration of the Sportster at 60“, on 24th June 2017. This bike is still in production today!  When you close your eyes and picture the quintessential cruiser, chances are you’re looking at a Harley-Davidson® Sportster®, Dyna® or Softail® motorcycle. These are the machines that defined ‘The Look’,…

VW Hit and Run

Following on from biking at high speeds (see Aviemore biker) we have come across some shocking footage, where a VW driver attempts to overtake 3 riders on a blind turn. When the driver realises that he couldn’t make it past the third bike, due to another car coming around the bend on the opposite side…

No means NO!

  The IOM organisers have made the decision to ban the use of selfie sticks and pubilish this quite clearly on their website – rightly so! reading the site it states: The organisers of the racing around the Billown Course in the Isle of Man, Southern 100 Racing have taken the decision to ban the…

Aviemore biker ‘did not know’ he was riding at 149mph

It would seem that Barry Gray, has had an unfortunate outcome to being caught at speeds in excess of 145mph on a speed gun, on the A95 between Aviemore and Grantown on Spey. The outcome of this has meant that he has incurred a custodial sentence and further punishment there after (outlined below). We’ve all…

Speeding (Revised 2017)

Bikers beware! This could get expensive!! There is a looming change to the way in which speeders will be penalised, and this will not only affect the points applied to your licence and any prison sentance that you maybe due, as well as the fine that you will look at facing. The main change to…

An open letter to Matlock Bath

An open letter that is addressed “To the powers that be” seems to have hit the internet. It is regarding the hostile feelings towards bikers and the effects that this appears to be having on businesses and bikers who come to enjoy the amazing roads and scenery that is Matlock bath – what are your…

Bosch: Vehicle to Bike comms

So I’ve just come across a video and on paper it looks like a really good idea, though the concern is that it will lead to lazier drivers and riders. As a rider I think that most of our survival is based on instinct and experience, actively looking for dangers, rather than being told where…