Norm Deplume
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Norm Deplume

Norm! Big bloke on a big bike.

Loves an adventure, takes no prisoners, takes no drugs (anymore).

He likes to keep things mysterious, mainly because he already has another job and his employer might not approve...

How long would bike thieves last with tougher policing
Life on bikes

Swarms of moped riding criminals are taking the mickey out of the police. It’s time to get tough and for the pussy-footing approach to bike thieves to be replaced with a firmer approach. If DI Jack Regan were still around, there would be no messing around putting the safety of

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Badly locked scooter
Bantz

We dunno… Maybe it’s the fact the chain has been hitched to the bike through the front wheel, which can be undone in less than 20 seconds. Or maybe it’s the fact YOU CAN LIFT THE CHAIN OVER THE THING IT’S ATTACHED TO!!! If you want a lesson in how

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Polite hi-viz vest
Bantz

Reports are coming in that the unfathomable explosion in bikers wearing hi-viz ‘POLITE’ vests is being caused by the wearers breeding with each other. Fed up with other bikers ripping the piss out of them or otherwise being ignored at biking events, the riders have taken to ‘gettin’ it on’ with

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Naked motorcycle
Bantz

A great little ad from the Aussies, except the ‘ew’ bit when you realise there’s only one place to keep your toll booth transponder…

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Blog

If you have failed your motorcycle test previously or simply can’t be bothered with all the worry of failing, here are our sure-fire ways to guarantee you’ll pass your test. Get someone else to do it Pretty much the best way to not fail your test is to get someone

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Dog on motorbike
Insurance advice

On a recent Facebook post about never auto-renewing your insurance policy, a follower pointed out something so bleeding obvious we are surprised we’d never really thought about it. “There’s no reward for loyalty anymore,” said Adrian. And he’s right, isn’t he? Instead of recognising that renewing a policy is an

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Speeding biker
Blog

In the past few days the biking interwebs have gone into meltdown over the four-month sentence and five-year ban handed to Scot Barry Gray for speeding at 149mph. Make no mistake, that was a dumb move. But a four-month prison sentence? Not even suspended? When known motorcycle thieves get handed

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Green lanes on a motorbike
Advice

You don’t need a road to have fun on a motorbike. Get out into the countryside and have a blast but make sure you know the green lane rules for motorbikes, so you don’t spoil things for others. One of the greatest pleasures in the biking world is riding a green lane

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