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Riding Skills video: Jeremy McWilliams' guide to riding Motorland

MCN, 10 March 2010 14:06

At the recent Masterbike 2010 test, Jeremy McWilliams takes MCN for a lap and explains how to get round the the fabulous, brand new, Motorland 5.2km race track, located in Aragon, Spain.          Onboard an Aprilia RSV4 at Motorland Masterbike 2010 video: BMW S1000RR is king! // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T ...

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Riding skills video: How to avoid leg cramp

MCN, 05 March 2010 13:36

Spend too long in the saddle and leg cramp is a serious possibility. If you find yourself getting stiff you could take regular breaks, or stretch before riding... or you could just pop it on to the back wheel and hang on like this rider:     

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How to contest a speeding charge

MCN, 07 January 2010 17:49

If you get stopped by two police officers in a car and you don’t agree with the speed they say you were doing, you can contest the charge in court, though it will be an uphill struggle. Unfortunately if you have the TWO officers both saying you were travelling at a speed (corroborating each other) that is usually evidence enough ...

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Riding Skills: How to ride in the wet

MCN, 05 November 2009 17:00

Riding in the wet, with the reduced grip on offer, is a big mental challenge as much as a physical one. But with practice and experience, we can gain a confident feel for a bike’s capabilities, just as we do in the dry. Sure the bike will twitch a bit over lines, metal covers and tar banding, but bikes rarely ...

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Riding Skills: How to ride at night

MCN, 04 November 2009 15:30

Riding at night demands a great deal of smoothness, but to be smooth it’s necessary to read the road ahead. All sorts of information can be picked out of the darkest night, but you have to work all the harder with what information can be obtained. While erring on the side of caution, practice spotting clues as to where the ...

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Riding skills: 10 top tips to stay alive

MCN, 12 June 2009 15:03

The MCN road test team rides thousands of miles a week, rain or shine, winter and summer, on every kind of bike. Here are ten of their not-so-obvious riding tips: Tip 1. Suspect-looking car driver waiting to pull out from side road: move rapidly from the kerb to the centreline, or vice versa. It helps get you noticed. Tip 2. If ...

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Riding skills tips: Hanging off the seat

MCN, 29 May 2009 16:17

Q. Can you tell me the correct way to get my bum hanging off the seat? The way I do it now means lifting my bum off the seat and moving it over and plonking it down, then lifting it up again to put it back. However this is putting such a strain on my knees I am having to ...


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