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Videos: Riding safety advice the French way

Pierre Galpin, 09 July 2010 16:32

French road safety authorities have chanced on a novel and surprisingly effective way of getting the message across about wearing the right gear – by grinding up fruit and veg. Enjoy.   This new advertising campaign directs a researcher using food to show what happens when you crash without protections. A clever way to make the riders aware of the road ...

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Riding skills: 60 second swerving school

Guy Procter, 30 April 2010 11:32

Here’s an entertaining skills-merchant we haven’t come across before. Capt Crash from Idaho specialises in brief, chipper riding skills videos. Short, sharp and sensible, they’re the antidote to the often dry and worthy vids out there. This one’s about swerving.

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Riding skills video: Get Bikesafe skills sat at your desk

Guy Procter, 23 April 2010 13:15

Devon and Cornwall Police have posted this useful taster of their Bikesafe training days, giving you a skimmed version of the core skills.   It feels good to rebuild your road riding from the ground up and if that means going slower than normal but getting your lines and road positioning spot-on, it makes for a stronger platform on which to ...

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How to spot the Humberside Hayabusa NOT to be egged-on by

Guy Procter, 26 March 2010 10:02

Humberside police have helpfully posted this somewhat threatening video about how fast they can ride on their Hayabusa, in use as part of their ‘Operation Achilles’ bike-nabbing scheme. The silver Hayabusa is seen riding in pursuit of (and sometimes not in pursuit) at speeds of up to 109mph. “Are you watching your riding?” asks PC Glen Dennis, “Because we are”. ...

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Riding skills video: How to ride fast at night

Ped Baker, 10 March 2010 15:21

Riding at night demands a great deal of smoothness, but to be smooth it's necessary to read the road ahead On a track day, once you've completed a couple of laps, you pretty much know where you're going. Riding on the road couldn't be more different and you need a whole different set of skills. All sorts of information can ...

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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 start a 1914 Indian Motorcycle

Guy Procter, 05 March 2010 14:17

Are you nostalgic for the good old days of motorcycling? Do you think everything started to go wrong once we lost the kickstart? Then you're right, as long by good you mean troublesome and by 'old days' you mean about 1910.      Watch this video and boggle at how motorcycling ever caught on:  

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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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Riding Skills Video: How to lift a dropped bike

Guy Procter, 17 February 2010 13:37

The shame of dropping your bike soon magnifies to an all-consuming mortification if you can't quickly pick it back up again.   No-one's pretending it's easy, particularly not on bigger bikes, but there's a right and a wrong way to give yourself the best chance of getting the bugger rubber-side down again. Some useful advice in this Harley video, including a ...

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Riding skills: do you have nightmares about cones?

Guy Procter, 12 February 2010 15:25

Manoeuvring a bike round cones is a daunting challenge for new riders, and even experienced ones often shy away from U-turns in tight spots, comforting themselves with the thought it’s not them, it’s their big heavy bike that’s the limiting factor. Here’s a kill-or-cure dose of inspiration for you – a US police rider entering a hellish scene of infinite ...


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