Getting a licence & training (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Jennie Gow blog: I've passed my bike test!

    28 July 2010 by Jennie Gow

    Jennie Gow blog: I've passed my bike test!

    I'm on a Honda GR 125, the sun is streaming off the River Thames and I have a massive smile on my face as I look down at my Speedo and realise I've just passed the 50mph mark for the very first...

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  • Performing an emergency stop

    23 July 2010 by MCN

    Performing an emergency stop

    An emergency stop can so easily become a panic response and end in tears with one or both wheels locking up and you either hitting the floor or the obstacle you were trying to avoid in the first...

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  • The dreaded U-turn

    23 July 2010 by MCN

    The dreaded U-turn

    One of the trickier manoeuvres to master when you’re starting out on bikes is the U-turn. Not only are you crossing two flows of traffic, but also you’ve got kerbs or grassy banks limiting your space...

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  • Taking your test abroad

    02 July 2010 by MCN

    Taking your test abroad

    Planet Earth is a village these days and some Brits like David Barnett are taking their tests overseas. “I have just become a biker and I am living in Brisbane at the moment, although I’m from London.

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  • New rider: Going from auto to full licence

    25 June 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    New rider: Going from auto to full licence

    If you have an automatic bike licence and your two-year 33bhp probation is over, there are a couple of options to get a full manual bike licence, depending on your age. If you are under 21 years you...

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