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Biker & Bike’s Editor takes to the road with an IAM RoadSmart Observer under their free Observed Ride offer. As it turns out, this was a good thing to do. I’ll be honest, deep down, I thought I’m a better road rider than I actually am. I can guarantee the

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Derbyshire Police Operation Road Safe
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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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5-litre V-twin powered bike
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The Prescott Bike Festival and Hill Climb returns for another Sunday of bike-related fun, including the famous Run the Hill, where you the ordinary punter can take part in a hill climb (pre-booking necessary). The festival features many highlights, including the award-winning Flying Millyard, a 5-litre V-Twin aero engine bolted

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Evo Triangle route in North Wales
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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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riding motorbike to Australia
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If you’ve ever lost your biking mojo, then found it again, you’ll know what’s driving our newest contributor, Dutchie. He’s crossing not just a country or a continent, but the entire Eurasian landmass; with little more than some cash, his passport, a few clothes and a Triple. Join him in

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Ian Mutch Sahara Harley Davidson
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Ian Mutch is the editor of the Motorcycle Action Group’s monthly magazine, The Road. After a career as, by his own admission, a bit of a crap sailor (although he never actually crashed a ship it was definitely on the cards), he fell into journalism. Writing for Back Street Heroes and the

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Yamaha RD 250 classic motorbike
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The late seventies were cold dark and wet. The economy was failing, unemployment on a massive scale was just beginning and nuclear war was forecast. The only real relief from the unremitting gloom was watching Sally James on Tiswas. In those pre-internet days me and my malcontent school age skateboard

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Fred Hill motorcycle protestor
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It’s over 40 years since helmets became compulsory on a motorbike. Today, nobody gives a second thought to wearing a lid, so it’s not surprising that many people have never even heard of Fred Hill. But his story is worth hearing and indeed celebrating. It’s February 1984 and once again

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Motorbike beside Russian road
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Motorcycle travel author Kevin Turner puts his life in the hands of Russian road engineers and truck drivers as he does the improbable, and rides a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle from the UK to Moscow, via Norway. In Russia, no one can hear you scream – at least not if you’re

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Racer at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
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We’ve burnt the midnight oil, flogged the keyboard and sometimes gone without our dinner to bring you a whole year of UK motorcycle events fun on a single page: 2017’s motorcycling calendar. Go to the calendar We’ve included everything we can find and we’ll be adding to it as we come

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