Hazards of Autumn / winter Motorcycle riding

The Autumn and Winter seasons create unique hazards and challenges for motorcyclists. Even though the odd weekend we are teased with sunny skies it soon turns to unpredictable weather. We still need to remember leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping, and the days are darker much quicker. Leaves on roads. Dry leaves can camouflage potholes.…

Module 2 -Passed 1st Time!

My test wasn’t until 12:45 on 24th October but at 9:30 in the morning I headed out with the instructor for 30 minutes riding time (along with another person who was taking their test early morning) we went around the various areas in Scarborough and came across new road works and hazards that were not there…

Module 2 Questions

When we come to take the module 2 before going out on the road we are going to be asked 3 questions “show or tell” They are not designed to catch you out, rather than to test your knowledge of the bike for when you are let loose on your own. If you get any wrong…

Lesson – Module 2 practice

I think the last lesson I had was over 5 weeks ago due to instructor commitments  but he managed to fit me in Sunday morning for some much needed bum on seat riding time. We set off and as initially thought the first junction I came out of was wobbly and would have being a fail…

BMW unveil the future of motorcycles

OK so most of us have seen films with futuristic motorbikes like Tron and wanted one for ourselves, No…. well maybe just me then. BMW have now unveiled its vision for the future and it doesn’t involve petrol, protective clothing or even a helmet! BMW’s Motorrad’s Vision 100 is their space-age concept bike unveiled in Santa Monica, California.…

Honda Goldwing Light Parade

So this weekend saw the Honda Goldwing’s return to Scarborough, a yearly gathering where all money raised from the event goes to a fantastic cause “The Scarborough RNLI”. During the day Goldwing’s were parked up along the foreshore and near the lifeboat centre for visitors to take photos, chat to bikers and also get the…

Module 1 – Take 2

My second attempt at module 1 took place last month in September, I managed to re-book my module 1 test as there was a cancellation and  I am happy to say successfully passed the second time around. I had to travel to Scunthorpe again as the hull site had being shutdown permanently due to dust pollution.   In my previous module 1…