2018

Kent Fire and Rescue skills days offer track time and vital training

Kent Fire and Rescue skills days offer track time and vital training

Kent Fire and Rescue Service have devised a Ride Skills event at Brands Hatch, Kent, allowing motorcyclists to learn vital first aid training as well as experience two track sessions around the...

10 ways to protect your bike from theft

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 –...

Join a Biker Down! course near you

Join a Biker Down! course near you

There are plenty of courses available to bikers to help them with improving riding skills, awareness and basic maintenance – you can join an IAM training course or sign-up for a Bikesafe workshop, for...

How to brake in the wet

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...

New rider: The five key skills that new riders need to master

New rider: The five key skills that new riders need to master

Ok, you have passed either your CBT or full bike test and you are therefore legally allowed to ride on the UK’s roads. Now it is time to forget those legal requirements that allowed you to gain that...

New rider: How to pick up your bike

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...

New rider: Face your fears…

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...

New rider: How to sit on your bike

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...

Video: Improve your riding with BMW Off Road Skills

Video: Improve your riding with BMW Off Road Skills

"It’ll be fun," they said. "You’ll become a better road rider because of it." But after day one of my two-day BMW Off Road Skills course in the Welsh hills, all I wanted was to go home. I was...

Video: Young riders shown the real cost of not wearing protective gear

Video: Young riders shown the real cost of  not wearing protective gear

We take a look back at this moving Highways England's campaign targetting young riders to stress the importance of wearing protective clothing when riding. The campaign features the above video,...

How to: Buy a track bike

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...