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Speed camera detectors on satnavs - where you stand

Speed limits are being more rigourously enforced in Europe these days, especially France. The French have also banned speed device detectors and will confiscate any they find on vehicles. Some riders are worried that their existing satnavs loaded with software that shows where European Safety Cameras are will be at risk. If you are taking the latest generation of sat ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 30 April 2010

Legal advice: what to do if you have an accident in France

If you have had the misfortune to be involved in an accident in another EU member state like France and the foreign driver is blaming you and your insurer isn’t pursuing it hard, there are still steps you can take. If an English domiciled biker is injured in France by a French driver then as long as the French driver’s ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 26 March 2010

When can I use the hard shoulder?

Q. I got caught in a truly torrential downpour on the M69 the other day, so I was glad for once that I was in a car. Through the gloom and spray I saw flashing lights up ahead that turned out to be the hazard warning lights of four police bikes. They were all taking shelter under one of the motorway bridges, ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 25 June 2009

Touring advice: Insurance in Canada

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. We're planning a major holiday, touring around Canada using our own bike, but we’re having problems finding bike insurance. Stuart Cook, Richmond A. Jean Duncalf, one of our readers, was planning a similar trip recently ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 20 May 2009

Touring advice: French toll roads

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. Do you know if the toll roads in France are free for bikes? I’m just about to go on a tour of France and Spain next week and can't seem to find any info on this. Andrew ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 20 May 2009

Touring advice: A quick European getaway

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I'm currently serving with the RAF in Iraq and have been out here bikeless  for the last four months. However they are being very kind and are sending me back to the UK for a ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 24 April 2009

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