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What happens when you get caught speeding over 100mph

If you are caught speeding at over 100mph on a national speed limit road, you are probably looking at a ban, even if your job relies on you having a driving licence. For speeding the penalty is between 3-6 points, with a fine not exceeding %XA32500 on a motorway or %XA31000 on any other road. Alternatively, the magistrates can give a fine...

  • Created 13 August 2010 15:43 by MCN
  • Last comment 3 days ago ago by snev

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Riding skills: Filtering

It%X92s not queue jumpingFiltering is always a contentious topic as those not on a bike often look upon it as queue jumping. That of course is rubbish; it%X92s what bikes were built to do. What the law saysThe Highway Code says %X93when filtering in slow-moving traffic, take care and keep your speed low%X94 which appears to me to be tacit approval...

  • Created 23 June 2014 16:20 by MCN

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Where can I ride off-road? Your questions answered

By Richard Simpson of the Trail Riders Fellowship There is increasing pressure on land use on our overcrowded island, and the days when you could just ride on wasteland and commons or up and down tracks and bridleways without getting in serious trouble with the law are now long behind us. Here's a handy guide telling you where to ride: What if...


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Module 1 test - it's extremely unsafe

I too have recently taken my Module 1 test and I was failed for doing 49kph through the speed trap, although I completed a 62 kph emergency stop. I had completed all other skills without fault. It felt extremely unsafe. I think they should allow 10% margin for error as allowed under construction and use regs for speedos in Europe.

  • Created 22 July 2010 15:33 by Dave b
  • Last comment 137 days ago ago by uran21

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How to transport your bike safely

Why put a bike in a van? For trackday riders it can be a lot less hassle to have the bike carted to the event and back in a van. Why? Because: 1) it%X92s easier to get the bike and you home if you%X92re unfortunate enough to crash, 2) tools and spare wheels aren%X92t a problem, and 3) friends and family...


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Knocked off my bike, what's my claim worth?

I was knocked off my motorcycle going into a roundabout. Liability was admitted and my bike was a write-off. I did receive compensation for the bike but am still awaiting compensation for my injuries. The solicitors who contacted me at the time of the accident were connected to my insurance company and they approached me in the first instance. For the last...


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The British Superbike School

Mike Abbott started post-test motorcycle training in 2009, having qualified as a RoSPA Instructor, and was later accredited by the DSA. He had road raced from 1989 until finally giving up in 2005, attending any race school he could find, preparing his own bikes as a qualified Automotive Engineer. You%X92ll see him on page 170 of Rupert Paul%X92s book %X91Pass the Bike...


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Ron Haslam Race School 2011 dates

"Rocket" Ron Haslam's Race School has announced its course dates for this year's racing season, with places still available to book from April onwards.   Held exclusively at Silverstone, the courses use a variety of Hondas - ranging from the CBR125 to the CBR600 and CBR1000 - to teach basic to advanced track riding skills.   Dates throughout April and May are:   13th April 27th...


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Riding skills: Beware black ice

This video, shot in the Vancouver area, shows the dangers of black ice on an apparently clear road.  As the road was slightly elevated above sea level, rain water that fell in previously warm conditions began to freeze as the sun started to set. The bike began to lowside as grip was lost on the black ice, then as soon...


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Retro riding skills: %X93adult, impulsive and brash%X94

Get ready to learn some retro riding skills, Aussie style. This road safety video from the Commonwealth Film Unit was made in 1959. It shows a bunch of %X93too-cool-for-school%X94 bike-mad kids getting a lesson in bike safety, track riding and essential maintenance. Motorcycles, film-making and social values may have come a hell of a long way in the past 52 years, but...

  • Created 03 June 2011 15:22 by Dan Aspel
  • Last comment 2 years ago ago by rattypete


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