New rider (June 2010)

  • Plan your first ride with care

    25 June 2010 by MCN

    Plan your first ride with care

    You’ve passed your test, bought the kit and blown all your hard-earned on your dream bike. Now it’s time to go for your very first ride. And that needs preparation. If you passed your test by the...

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  • Taking care of your chain

    18 June 2010 by MCN

    Taking care of your chain

    There are two types of chain used on bikes. Off-roaders and commuter bikes up to 125cc use chains made of metal only, other road bikes use O-ring chains. O-ring chains have small rubber seals between...

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  • Sorting out your confidence

    18 June 2010 by MCN

    Sorting out your confidence

    Confidence isn't just a 'preference of the habitual voyeur' as Blur would have it, but arguably one of the most vital parts of a rider's armoury. Building it up as you start out, without straying into...

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  • New Rider: How to ride safely on a motorway

    11 June 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    New Rider: How to ride safely on a motorway

    Motorways may be boring to ride on, but they are the safest roads in Britain despite the high speeds and vast volumes of traffic that use them. This is because they traffic joining them filters on...

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  • How to push a motorcycle

    04 June 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    How to push a motorcycle

    It’s hard to believe when you are tipping your bike into a bend with the merest fingertip pressure on a bar, that your bolide weighs a couple of hundred kilos. But when you’ve got to push it into the...

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  • How to tell if you have a puncture

    04 June 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    How to tell if you have a puncture

    The tubeless tyres that are fitted to the vast majority of bikes these days are more puncture-resistant than tyres with inner tubes and don’t tend to suffer from the rapid deflation that is a...

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  • How to push your bike around

    04 June 2010 by MCN

    How to push your bike around

    It’s hard to believe when you are tipping your bike into a bend with the merest fingertip pressure on a bar, that your bike weighs a couple of hundred kilos. But when you’ve got to push it into the...

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  • Tubeless tyres and punctures

    04 June 2010 by MCN

    Tubeless tyres and punctures

    The tubeless tyres that are fitted to the vast majority of bikes these days are more puncture-resistant than tyres with inner tubes and don’t tend to suffer from the rapid deflation that is a...

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