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The Fixed Penalty charge for minor offences continues to be £100
Advice

A lot of headlines about new speeding fines have centred around new fines of up to £2,500. But very few people will face this as a fine as it only applies to the most serious of the new bands, Band C. And, crucially, it only applies to cases that are

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Derbyshire Police Operation Road Safe
Life on bikes

A new road safety social media campaign aimed at bikers has quickly degenerated into a slanging match between Derbyshire Constabulary and riders angry at being targeted with ‘easy fines’. Many bikers pointed out they had been pulled over without cause, especially in the Matlock area and that, instead of targeting

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Free IAM riding session
Campaigns

The Institute of Advanced Motoring is offering riders the chance to try a free session with an IAM RoadSmart qualified Observer. The offer is designed to give anyone with a full licence an opportunity to have their riding assessed and receive tips on how to develop their riding ability. You’ll get 90 minutes

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Evo Triangle route in North Wales
Life on bikes

North Wales police have relaunched their now annual ‘Operation Darwin’ and are targeting bikers on a number of popular high-speed roads, including the EVO Triangle, between Easter and Autumn. Although the campaign is labelled a safety campaign, on the North Wales police’s website they make it clear that catching bikes

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Motorbike security

We know lugging a 15kg chain isn’t practical when you are on the move. So what else can you protect your bike with, especially when commuting, when time and storage issues mean you need to keep things light?* Our motorbike security advice article helps explode, literally, any myths and guide you

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Motorbike device mount
Advice

A lot of ballyhoo has rightly been made about using ‘hand-held’ devices on the road. What a lot of people don’t realise is that rules also apply to mounted devices such as sat navs and even mounted cameras like Go-Pros. New guidelines introduced in March 2017 have doubled the penalties

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Motorcycle changing hands
Buying & Selling

This advice is part of our ‘Seller’s Pack’; a series of tools to help you get the quickest sale, a fair deal, minimum comeback and maximum peace-of-mind when you are selling your motorbike. The other tools in the pack are: The bike seller’s checklist 10 tips for selling your bike

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This garage has been identified as a target for bike thieves
Motorbike security

Biker’s garages are being targetted by thieves who look out for markers left by spotters. Pawel Charytonowicz, from London, had his R1 stolen from a lock-up. When he was fitting new locks a few days later his daughter pointed out to him that there was a chalk ‘x’ marked next to

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Discounted Shoei Helmet
Gear and kit

If you’ve haven’t been to one of the big motorcycle shows like the NEC or London events, here’s the worst-kept secret in biking: Show-only deals are the best way to save money on expensive gear, like helmets, leathers and waterproofs. Cheaper even than online. The London February show is arguably

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MCN Show
Gear and kit

Pay attention at the back. It’s that time of year when, if you have actually bothered to read some of the great advice we give away, you’ll know now you are able to get a better deal on gear than at practically any other time of year. Better than even

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