New rider (December 2009)

  • New rider: How to ride in a snowstorm

    31 December 2009 by Marc Abbott

    New rider: How to ride in a snowstorm

    If the roads are white with snow you are best off leaving the bike at home. But if you get caught out by a sudden weather change and you've no choice, here are some tips to keep you rubber side...

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  • New rider: How to perform a U-turn

    10 December 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    New rider: How to perform a U-turn

    A U-turn is the real-life use of all those slow speed skills you have built up by practicing in deserted car parks and on your riding course. It's also one of the most common fails during the test,...

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  • New rider: How to filter safely

    10 December 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    New rider: How to filter safely

    There's a great deal of pleasure to be had from filtering past hundreds of frustrated car and lorry drivers. You are in charge of your own destiny and over time you are saving days of your life to do...

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  • How to claim against a rubbish training centre

    10 December 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    How to claim against a rubbish training centre

    The vast majority of training firms out there give great service to trainee riders, but there are always a few who fall down, maybe by adding on extra charges buried in the small print or lending you...

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  • How to touch up paint on the cheap

    03 December 2009 by MCN

    How to touch up paint on the cheap

    If you are unlucky enough to damage your bike's paintwork it can sometimes be pretty hard to get hold of the paint from the dealer network to carry out the repairs yourself. But there are two...

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  • How to avoid being dazzled by the sun

    03 December 2009 by Marc Abbott

    How to avoid being dazzled by the sun

    At this time of year with the sun low in the sky it's all too easy to be dazzled unexpectedly, but there's not enough biright sunlight around to justify a dark visor. An easy temporary fix is to put a...

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