BikeSafe Course Booked

bikesafe_logoBooked myself onto the BikeSafe course run by the local police force. Everyone I speak to recommends it, and at just £35 for a days tuition, whose to argue? That said, that’s Romford price, in central London it’s £45.

Why not book yourself in today and see what you can learn:

Watch this space for my report following the course.


New Facebook & Google+ Pages

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Motorcycle Roadcraft Bedtime Reading

In an effort to improve my riding I have picked up this book. Universally well regarded and the manual for police motorcyclists. It is jammed packed with advice, tips and lessons to rider better and safer, in all manner of situations.

I managed to pick up a second hand copy off the Amazon Marketplace for less than the price of a couple of beers. There’s a lot to read and learn, with many lessons backed by simple diagrams. I’ll report back, once I have finished reading it, but do check it out yourself in the mean time.

Buy Motorcycle Roadcraft: The Police Rider’s Handbook to Better Motorcycling from Amazon


New 2013 Motorcycle Test Changes

L Plate. 2013 Motorcycle Test ChangesAs of 19th January 2013, the rules around motorcycle tests in the UK have changed considerably, Trying to fathom how this affects you is no mean feat. Today I’m going to attempt explaining the changes in a clear and simple way.

Hopefully you will be able to choose the best route to get riding, as taking the wrong test could cost you more in the long run and limit the choice of bike you can ride.


Brough Superior SS100 Pendine Racer


Just had a good night down at the Ace cafe, for the London Bikers newbie, and stumbled upon this. It’s a Brough Superior SS100 Pendine Racer from 1928.

Was a great night out, and if you’re new on a bike in London, well worth popping along to have a natter with other in the same boat.


Take Care of Your Leather

imageWith the crappy weather and roads covered in salt and grit, it’s not just your bike that needs plenty of washing and TLC. Leather clothing can also damaged by the salt. So give it a good wash, apply some leather conditioner and waterproofing. It will cost you a lot less in the long run.