New rider (August 2010)

  • Securing your bike on a ferry

    27 August 2010 by MCN

    Securing your bike on a ferry

    If you are heading abroad on the ferries it’s important that you are able to tether your bike down properly in the hold in case of rough weather. Park it so it is almost leaning against the deck wall...

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  • Position yourself correctly

    20 August 2010

    Position yourself correctly

    Getting yourself in the right position in the lane of the road you are travelling on is a vital skill that keeps you safe and lets you make good progress. The greatest risk to you is other road users,...

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  • How do you know your tyres are warmed up?

    20 August 2010 by MCN

    How do you know your tyres are warmed up?

    With your contact on terra firma reliant on two hand-sized patches of rubber it’s hard to know when your bedded-in tyres are up to operating temperature, but there are a couple of factors that will...

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  • How to tell when your tyres need replacing

    13 August 2010 by MCN

    How to tell when your tyres need replacing

    The obvious visual sign that your tyres are worn are when the tread becomes so shallow that tread wear indicators, which are small raised areas at the bottom of the main tread grooves, have reached...

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  • How to fit earplugs

    13 August 2010 by MCN

    How to fit earplugs

    Part of the attraction of riding a bike is being in touch with the elements around you, not cut off in a little steel box. But one of those elements, wind noise, can be distracting and damage your...

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  • New rider: what was that noise?

    06 August 2010 by MCN

    New rider: what was that noise?

    When you get your first big bike, it can take some time to get used to all the mechanical noises that it makes, and they can seem quite worrying at first. If you're on a tight budget and your new bike...

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