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MCN Riding skills videos: Your opinion needed!

Over the coming weeks we're going to be filming a series of in-depth riding skills videos that will appear right here on our website. We hope you'll find these skills video useful, whatever level your riding is at. So our question is: What advice videos should be produce to have the biggest impact on your riding enjoyment and safety? What element of riding have ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 21 January 2011

Riding skills: learn basic track skills with MSV

If you're new to track days and you want to get faster, there's no substitute for practice. But it's also essential to get the basic skills down early. If you know the rights techniques and apply them rigorously, you'll find that increased pace comes naturally. So a good place to start is with MSV's Rider Development Program level 1. It's a full ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 17 June 2010

Learn trials riding in the beautiful Peak District

Fancy learning the patient and skilled art of trials riding? One of Britain’s most successful Dakar endurance riders - Mick Extance - is running a series of new Trials Experience Days, based in the beautiful Peak District.  Mick explained: “We saw there was a need for a trials experience as there are only a handful in the country and, from talking with ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 17 September 2010

Learn to wheelie with Jimmy Fireblade

Since before I even passed my motorcycle test I’ve desperately wanted to learn how to wheelie. But fear of damaging my bike, lack of a reliable technique and simple cowardice have prevented me from managing more than ham-fisted one-foot-off-the-floor efforts. That’s why I decided to pay a visit to Jimmy Fireblade’s Wheelie School. Watch the video highlights Stunt-veteran Jimmy has ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 21 July 2009

Video: Jimmy Fireblade Wheelie School highlights

Watch the video for some highlights of a typical day at the Jimmy Fireblade Wheelie School.       Read the full Jimmy Fireblade feature Book a day with Jimmy Fireblade   Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C // found at ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 21 July 2009

BMW Off Road Skills hosts Fifth Gear off-road challenge

Six-time Dakar competitor and Chief Instructor of BMW Off Road Skills, Simon Pavey, recently invited TV’s Fifth Gear presenters Vicki Butler-Henderson and Tiff Needell to compete in an off-road challenge at the Walters Arena Enduro Park in south Wales.  The pair were put through their paces on a series of trails, skill tests and off-road riding manoeuvres, not unlike those experienced by ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 18 September 2008

Get your road race licence with MSV

From 27 November 2010 Club MSV will be offering any rider the chance to become a racer with an official ACU Licence test at any of MSV’s five motor sport circuits. The test is designed to ensure that riders understand the basic safety and  organisational requirements for participating in bike racing. Those with a full, current DVLA road licence can now simply ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 11 November 2010

Video: the Commuter Survival Guide

A new DVD from the guys who created Great Roads Great Rides aims to help riders develop the "tools to survive the urban challenge." The instructional film covers three main areas: planning, positioning and filtering. It's available to buy online now for £4.99 (+ P&P).  To find out more or get your copy, visit

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 27 October 2010

MCN Guide: How to get ready for winter

Winter is here again and it's time to make a decision - Put the motorcycle away until spring, or stick it out and prepare bike and body for some serious all-weather riding. Whatever you choose, you'll find all the advice you need this winter right here in our one-stop winter preparation guide.     Storing a bike properly takes more work than you might think. If you're ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 08 December 2009

Video: Top track day tips

At a recent Rapid Training track day at Brands Hatch, instructor Andy Morrison took time out to give MCN some of his top tips on how to get the most out of your first track day. If you’ve never been out on a circuit before, your first track day can be a very daunting prospect. But as Andy explains, there’s ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 14 November 2008


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