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How to move your bike around on foot

Marc Abbott, 20 November 2009 15:35

Manoeuvring your bike is one of those tasks that's simple if you follow a few basic rules. If you're not able to get two feet flat on the floor, hop off onto the left side away from the traffic and always keep the bike leant against your hip so you don't have to support all its weight. If that's not ...

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What to do if you lose your provisional license

MCN, 17 July 2009 11:23

If you have lost your provisional licence, don't worry too much - you are entitled to continue riding while waiting for a duplicate licence. Entitlement to ride or drive runs from the date the first licence was issued, and isn't dependant on you having the actual licence in your possession. The new licence should arrive within 15 working days of the ...

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Practical Test: module two sites

Marc Abbott, 14 July 2009 17:04

Module two of the riding test is the final hurdle between being a learner and a possessing a full bike licence. Unlike module one of the test, module two is completed on the road. It involves a road riding test, which will last at least 30 minutes, an eyesight test and safety questions. Click here to book your test online.  ...

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Basic Skills: Taking pillions on your motorcycle

Marc Abbott, 10 July 2009 15:40

It's great when you've passed your test and you can take friends and family out on the back, but it's not so good if they can't relax on the back and tense up, not leaning in at the right time so that the bike feels like it's got a hinge in the middle. A good way to build their confidence and ...

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New Rider guide: Your biking future starts now

James Keen, 10 June 2009 15:06

Flick through the digital magazine below for everything you need to know to prepare for life on two wheels. Get 3 issues of RiDE magazine for £5 The New Rider magazine, which came free in this month's RiDE magazine, is the perfect introduction to motorcycling. It features the steps involved in getting your licence, a head-to-toe kit guide, how to find ...

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SarahC's Suzuki and BSM DAS diary day seven: I'm back and almost ready

Sarah Carnell, 18 June 2008 21:04

Well, it’s been a few weeks and I’ve made it back to Birmingham for a quick refresher session ahead of my test tomorrow. As I’m up here mid week, it’s not Lichfield I’m going to test at but the South Yardley centre in Birmingham – near Heartlands and Solihull, so I have a whole new area to learn in a ...

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SarahC's Suzuki and BSM DAS Diary day five: I'm really starting to enjoy this

Sarah Carnell, 16 May 2008 18:21

Well with just one full day’s riding ahead of my test tomorrow the heat really was on. I started off by taking myself out round the pad to warm up Kay and also to put in some U-Turns so that I could cheat my stupid brain and make it believe I really can do this. Well, I attempted three and ...


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