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Cover your number plate
Advice

There is a myth among bikers that if you cover your number plate you can avoid getting a parking ticket in a marked bay. Unfortunately, it seems it’s just that – a myth. However… This article came about because the other day I had no other option but to park

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Bike Jacking attempt
Advice

Following a spate of five acid attacks on moped riders, most of them late-night food delivery riders, we have the following urgent advice to prevent life-changing injuries. On 13th July 2017 a criminal moped team attacked five bikers across North East London, in the space of 90 minutes. They stole

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Cyclists riding two abreast
Advice

Want to know exactly what you can shout at cyclists when they’re riding two abreast? We look at lane use by cyclists. To the frustration of bikers everywhere, coming up behind two slow cyclists riding two abreast, taking up all of the lane, is becoming more common. It’s tempting to

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Social media used in court
AdviceInsurance advice

Social media pages are often a great source of fantastic characters, hilarious comments and sage advice. They can also land the unwary boaster with a whole pile of grief from an insurance company or worse, a prosecution team, later down the line. On Biker & Bike’s Facebook Page and dozens

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Police Rider vs driver
Advice

On the Biker & Bike Facebook page we recently featured a Vimeo video titled, ‘Terrifying moment police biker swerves into the path of car on the motorway,’ along with the comment, ‘Pretty sure you won’t find this manoeuvre in the Roadcraft manual,’ a reference to the book written for police

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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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Advice

How many times have you ridden past a speed camera van and felt like sticking two fingers up as you pass? The next time you do, keep those fingers gripping the ‘bars, as the camera operator inside is firmly within his rights to issue you with a £100 fine –

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Opportunity to undertake
Advice

Tony Carter is one of the UK’s leading experts on motorcycle safety and road law following a career as a Police motorcyclist, advanced motorcycle examiner and expert motorcycle accident investigator. Here he takes a look at one of the UK’s most misunderstood road laws – undertaking. I often get asked

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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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Clean crash helmet
AdviceGear and kit

Care and maintenance tips for crash helmets Your skid lid is the second most precious thing in your life, after your bike, right? We’re kidding. Clearly your kids are more important than the thing that you spent hours choosing, even longer saving up for and ultimately may lead to saving

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