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Know the track: Cadwell Park

MCN, 10 December 2010 16:44

In a nut-shell: In the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Cadwell’s “mini-Nurburgring” is one of the most picturesque and dangerous circuits in the UK. The Mountain is one of the most famous features in British racing, with so many bikes becoming airborne after its peak that it hardly seems worthwhile surfacing the succeeding yards. Key to a good lap: Gearing ...

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MCN's guide to urban riding: Observation

MCN, 25 October 2010 16:49

Riding in cities requires a completely different set of skills compared to the open road. There are more distractions, more hazards and more corners. To make sure you get the most out of your bike in the city MCN has produced a guide to urban riding in association with Spada. 1. Watch the road surface carefully. Drains, metal covers, road ...

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MCN's guide to urban riding: Defensive riding

MCN, 18 October 2010 10:39

Many bikers assume that their riding skills are the most important factor in road safety. However, other road users are the most serious threat to your safety as a motorcyclist, especially in a city. The sudden movements of other vehicles can present a much greater hazard to you than to the drivers themselves. In this situation, developing a defensive riding ...

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MCN's guide to urban riding: Traffic lights

MCN, 11 October 2010 16:47

Bikes are great in cities; they are small, nimble and have power-to-weight ratios that would make even top sports cars wince. This means they are almost perfect for standing starts, or traffic lights. To make sure you get away from traffic lights safely and quickly MCN has produced a handy guide in association with Spada. 1. It may be tempting ...

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MCN's guide to urban riding: Filtering

MCN, 29 September 2010 14:48

To make sure you get the most out of your bike in the city MCN has produced a guide to urban riding in association with Spada. Riding in cities requires a completely different set of skills compared to the open road. There are more distractions, more hazards and more corners. This makes it more entertaining than a track day but ...

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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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