Getting a licence & training

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...

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...

Performing an emergency stop

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...

Taking your test abroad

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.

How to corner with confidence - part 5

How to corner with confidence - part 5

Here's the final key to supreme cornering, the final part of our five-section guide ­ accelerating out of the bend. STAGE FIVE Accelerate: You've leant the bike into the corner with a smooth,...

New rider: corner with confidence, part two

New rider: corner with confidence, part two

Now you've read the road ahead to get a good idea of what's in store, it's time to get yourself in the correct position to tackle it. STAGE TWO Position: This is making sure that you have moved...

New rider: corner with confidence, part one

New rider: corner with confidence, part one

Cornering with confidence is one of the great joys of riding a bike. Setting yourself up for the bend, picking your moment to lean the bike into the turn, then powering out smoothly and progressively...

Basic Skills: How to improve your riding skills

Basic Skills: How to improve your riding skills

Riding a bike is a life-long learning experience and getting good training through your biking life is crucial. Bikesafe BikeSafe is an initiative run by police forces around the United Kingdom who...

Basic Skills: California Superbike School review

Basic Skills: California Superbike School review

Don’t be scared – it’s not in California and it’s not just for superbike riders. MCN’s Laura Kennerley went on a ladies-only training day to learn the finer points of cornering, and realised everyone...

Basic Skills: Bikewise rider training review

Basic Skills: Bikewise rider training review

What is it?  BikeWise Rider Training in County Durham What does it cost? £35 for County Durham and Darlington residents for 2:1 training, for non-Durham residents it costs £150 for 1:1 tuition...

Basic Skills: Master your gearbox

Basic Skills: Master your gearbox

One of the most difficult parts of riding a bike is changing gears. On a race track a bad gear change can lose you valuable seconds, on the road a botched gear change looks messy and you'll feel a bit...

SarahC's Suzuki and BSM DAS Diary day six: It's D Day

SarahC's Suzuki and BSM DAS Diary day six: It's D Day

Well today (Friday) was test day. I arrived at the BSM centre at 9am and today I was to be looked after by Chris, one of the other full-time instructors, as Mark was doing a CBT in Birmingham. Also...