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New rider (Jan - Dec 2018)

  • 10 ways to protect your bike from theft

    04 September 2018 by MCN News

    10 ways to protect your bike from theft

    According to a report in The Telegraph, Home Office figures towards the end of last year predicted that some 30,000 motorcycles would be reported stolen. And with only 40% expected to be recovered –...

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  • How to keep your bike sparkling this summer

    03 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    How to keep your bike sparkling this summer

    It’s a Sunday morning and you were due to go for a ride, but the weather’s come over all British and rained and you’ve got a hangover. So, what are you going to do to spend some quality time with your...

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  • How to brake in the wet

    26 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    How to brake in the wet

    While a lot of modern bikes come with ABS, not every new rider can afford a brand new machine and that means you need to learn to get the best out of your brakes – especially in the wet. So here is...

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  • New rider: How to pick up your bike

    05 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    New rider: How to pick up your bike

    When you are learning to ride there are two kinds of bikes – one that has been dropped and one that is going to be dropped. A small tip-off is all par for the course when it comes to gaining...

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  • New rider: Face your fears…

    29 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    New rider: Face your fears…

    From U-turns to slippery ferry ramps, as we start the new riding year it’s time to conquer the demons that lurk in the back of our brains… We all have them: motorcycling scenarios that fill us with...

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  • New rider: How to sit on your bike

    22 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    New rider: How to sit on your bike

    In this short video, BMW Rider Training's Chief Instructor, Ian Biederman, demonstrates the right, and wrong, way to get on your bike. And yes, there is actually an easier way! Top tips Open the...

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  • How to: Buy a track bike

    09 February 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    How to: Buy a track bike

    As the days get longer and the temperatures slowly creep upward, the trackday season is very nearly upon us once again. And with increasingly stringent rules surrounding riding on roads, more and more...

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