1. layer up This may seem like an obvious tip, but even experienced bikers are at risk! The cold winter air, compounded by wind-chill easily leads to rider fatigue, loss of concentration and safety issues. Avoid being caught-out by the cold – invest in thermal base layers and wear another thin layer over the top […]
When was your last eyesight test? Despite changes in legislation five years ago when ‘Cassie’s Law’ came into place, it is estimated that over 50,000 UK motorcycle riders are still failing to meet the minimum legally required ‘standards of vision for driving’ as laid down by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Looking then […]
Potential £100 fine for exceeding speed limit by 1 mph! 2018 has seen speed limits featured several times in the media. It seems that this focus on motorist speed and its association with riders being killed or seriously injured began back in January, when Chief Constable Bangham (West Mercia Police) issued a statement on speed […]
Where you look is where you go! Effective motorcycle observations are essential to our safety on two wheels and according to the statistics there is nearly always room for improvement, especially when considering that whilst us motorcyclists account for just 1% of road traffic, we make-up a disproportionate 25% of all reported accidents! Whether you […]
Plastic road signs could save lives With plastic so negatively and persistently in the news, it’s good to see that DEKRA (European vehicle safety experts) are putting plastic to very good use to save motorcycle riders lives in Germany. In the UK and throughout Europe, the majority of road signs are made from steel, which […]
London transport strategy back tracks In a press release (01/03/18), the MCIA have expressed their strong disappointment that Transport for London (TfL) have opted to fully ignore the benefits of motorcycles, mopeds and other forms of powered two wheelers (PTWs) in their London transport strategy. This strategy aims to significantly reduce congestion in the city, […]
Is it acceptable to delegate our safety to other road users? Is it acceptable to delegate our safety to other road users? Are improved rider attitudes fostered by too easily reaching for the phrase ‘Think Bike’? Is it really fair of us to apportion blame to car drivers who fail to see us and is […]
In this final ‘Think’ episode of ‘Never Too Good’, Chaz and his biker gang cover hundreds of miles of further motorcycle training to really hone their road riding skills and demonstrate that nobody and no motorcyclist is ever too good to improve their skills. The testimonials in this video really drive home the benefits of […]
Episode Three of the ‘Never Too Good’ series of motorcycle training videos with ‘Think’ and Chaz Davies. In this episode, training looks at Motorcycle Road-craft and why ‘Roadcraft’ is critical to motorcycle safety. During this video, Chaz and his ‘biker gang’ are observed during their road rides, followed by one-to-one feedback from their motorcycle instructors.
Episode Two of the ‘Never Too Good’ series of motorcycle training videos with ‘Think’ and Chaz Davies. In this video, Superbike legend, Chaz Davies, along with comedian Alan Davies and their biker gang continue with further motorcycle training. This time, taking to the track to learn how to look, lean and roll.