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Andy Davidson  says:

Industry reaches out to off-roaders

The Motorcycle Industry Association and leading manufacturers are again joining forces to offer a ‘try-out’ day for off-road novices next month. The Motorcycle Off-Road Experience takes place near Northampton from June 13-16 and sees Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha providing their latest bikes, gear and tutors for new riders. The experience is open to anyone over the age of 16...

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

offroad riding (Fun in the Mud)

After years of road riding just done an off road day for the first time about a month ago, what a fantastic experience!!! It was a professionally set up course with a qualified instructor and was based in Harthill in Scotland, it lasted around 4 hrs in total. After an hour or so of learning some basics, it was then onto a purpose built track for a good spell followed by a hill climbing session!!! absolutely brilliant!!! would recommend it to anyone, the bike and all gear were supplied as part of the day. Will defo be doing again!! only thing was with being a bit of an old fart, my legs and arms were aching for a day or 2 afterwards, ha ha

 

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Fly by night

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Fly by night says:

Good news

The only thing is this; the whole industry is crumbling around their feet due to European rules being placed on motorcycle riders, and the industry does virtually nothing about it, no bribing politicians like the car industry does, no arm twisting with threats, like the car industry does, no tv programs outlining the daftness of restrictive practice or stating we need drivers to learn without restrictions on their licenses.

So though it is a good idea, it would be a much better idea to see the motorcycle industry joining forces to fight the European onslaught of restrictions being placed on the riders of these wonderful machines.

It would be a good idea to see these wonderful machines being given away as prizes on family shows instead of only seeing motorcycles in shows about how dangerous it is to ride a motorcycle.

Cyclists don't even have to wear a helmet and their speeds can exceed that of a motorcycle in some situations.

Highest number of fatalities for all two wheelers last year was cycles and yet nothing about how dangerous it is to ride a bicycle.

What did happen was huge amounts of money spent of trying to make cycling safer by restricting everything else around them, massive tv news about putting in restrictions on lorries, never mind the amount of injuries that has been caused by lorries and cars rear ending bikers.

So though the idea is a good one the money could have been spent much better if it was industry funded, the ship is sinking steadily.

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davdamos

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davdamos says:

gutted

if only it was closer :-( i don't drive and had to sell my bike last year, otherwise i would've tried to book two places for me and the missus

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