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£50 off BMW Off-Road Skills courses!

MCN is offering readers £50 off the Level One BMW off-road skills course this month. The first 20 people who call, quoting reference 'MCN OFF-ROAD' will be eligible for £50 off the firm's courses on 21-22 or 23-24 August. The course normally costs £449, and includes two days of group instruction, motorcycle hire, third party insurance, fuel, two lunches and one ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 14 August 2009

Adventure skills to save your life!

Adventure travel firm Nomad Biker is running a two-day course in Hostile Environment Training, designed to give you the skills you need to conquer your fear of the unknown. The course, run by ex-Commandos, covers some pretty hardcore lessons such as mine clearance and kidnap/capture scenarios, as well as some essential basics such as bike maintenance in the field and ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 04 September 2012

How to register a bike in Spain

I am going over to live in Spain and I want to re-register my bike over there? Is this possible? Marc Tinney, London Yes it is, but it is a lengthy and potentially expensive process. Anyone importing a bike to Spain has to be aware that there are 17 autonomous communities (kind of regional governments) who can and do make ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 08 December 2011

How to claim for a bike stuck in a dealer workshop

Warranties are all very well, but what do you do if your bike is stuck in the dealers for weeks on end, waiting for an elusive part that is "lost in transit" or stuck on a ship with Somali pirates? To reject the bike completely under the Sale of Goods Act it must be sufficiently faulty in that it is ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 01 January 2010

Don't park on a grass verge!

I've recently moved to Brighton and unfortunately discovered that there are a serious number of parking Nazis here with my second ticket in a month. I took my bike out of my garage and left it on a bit of grass between the road and pavement) for no more than five minutes while I sorted my kit out and when ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 15 October 2009

Knocked off my bike, what's my claim worth?

I was knocked off my motorcycle going into a roundabout. Liability was admitted and my bike was a write-off. I did receive compensation for the bike but am still awaiting compensation for my injuries. The solicitors who contacted me at the time of the accident were connected to my insurance company and they approached me in the first instance. For ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 08 October 2009

Legal advice: The ins and outs of loss of earnings

Last April I was knocked of my motorcycle by a car driver who pulled out at a road junction. I sustained heavy bruising to my lower back and buttocks and was unable to work for 11 weeks due to my injuries, which is supported by GP sick notes and physiotherapy treatment. That June, I had to be assessed by a ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 03 July 2009

Get tuition from Phillip McCallen and Jeremy McWilliams!

Here's a rare opportunity to learn from two of Ulster's finest racers – Phil McCallen and Jeremy McWilliams. The pair of two of the instructors at a track training day at Kirkistown on Sunday, September 11. The event is geared towards all level of rider, from the absolute beginner through to advanced road and race riders, and includes personal tuition ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Events
  • 02 September 2011

Extra California Superbike School date at Silverstone

Demand for cornering tuition with California Superbike School has increased in 2009, not only in the UK, but also throughout Europe in countries as diverse as the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Ireland and Bulgaria. “Despite tough times in our economy we are seeing that people want quality rather than quantity” comments School Director Andy Ibbott. “We have had many people wanting ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Events
  • 02 September 2009

Basic Skills: California Superbike School review

Don’t be scared – it’s not in California and it’s not just for superbike riders. MCN’s Laura Kennerley went on a ladies-only training day to learn the finer points of cornering, and realised everyone can benefit, especially if you’ve just passed your test. What is it?  California Superbike School Level 1 – Cornering Where can I do it? Silverstone, Northamptonshire, ...

  • New rider
  • 23 September 2009


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