The lock-down is coming to an end (we HOPE) and Spring has arrived, so time to dust off your leathers, oil that chain and polish you helmet - if you have not already. As a bloodrunner, I have been out on the bike, so have stayed "ride fit" in the main. But for riders coming back off a long spell staying home, and with the skills built up with regular riding now rusty, our Advanced Riding Group called on the superb talents of Claire van den Bosch, a practising therapist (websi
I have always assumed that filtering in France was permitted and have saved much time around cities like Bordeaux or Paris by "lane splitting", but French law says it is not allowed!
But, a protest group named THE FEDERATION OF ANGRY MOTORCYCLISTS, has our back - see below: More than 6,000 motorcyclists took over a chunk of the Paris motorway leading up to the Arc de Triomphe on Saturday to protest a reinstated ban on weaving between two lanes of cars. “The defining characte
So, more vaccines being done daily, schools back again and the figures showing all the right trends - at least in UK.. It will not be long now before we can saddle up, get out there and right in time for Spring!! I was speaking to Mark Jaffe today, of Phoenix Motorcycle Training and he is very busy, setting up for the end of this month and then new riders will be back learning their skills to pass the test, a ling to Phoenix is here - https://phoenixmotorcycletraining.co.uk/
I had some essential work trips recently and took the car to give it a run. As I live in Central London, I had about 120 mile round trip using all types of roads and coming from the bike, what an expereince to be inside a warm, comfortable car again. Plus it was wet, raining hard!! Thoughts and conclusions from this drive were profound - we are a Nation of very selfish road users! Main takeaways I would share here were: People Drive Too Close - The cars behind are far too clo
So, almost a year since I had Covid 19 and now I am booked in for my vaccine next week. Who would have thought in 2019, when we were so looking forward to a new decade, this pandemic would happen.
I truly hope all my readers have stayed well, that their loved ones are also well, and you are ready for riding in 2021!
The IAM advanded rider coaching has ceased again, and whilst i have still been our riding delivering emergency Blood (www.serv.org.uk) we have not been able to