INTERVIEW: Bruce Smart – ‘Live your life’

INTERVIEW: Bruce Smart – ‘Live your life’

World-conquering motorcyclist, motorcycle tour guide, police officer and all-round good egg BRUCE SMART by Jill Boulton Around-the-world motorcyclist Bruce Smart…

Confidence is the key to my next motorcycle

Confidence is the key to my next motorcycle

by Jill Boulton Twenty years after I passed my motorcycle test and four years after I last hung up my…

Too hot to ride? We wish!

Too hot to ride? We wish!

Given the strange mix of UK weather we've been having recently, presenting a particular challenge for motorcyclists, it's time to republish a blog…

What a difference a year makes …

What a difference a year makes …

I once read somewhere that in business, it's important to pause once in a while to reflect on your achievements…

Gone fishing: the character deficient Honda CD250u

Gone fishing: the character deficient Honda CD250u

Whether it's fishing, riding around the world or hanging out in Helmsley, the unassuming CD250 is one of those go…

Interview: former Cleveland Police motorcyclist, cake connoisseur and motorbike safety expert Kevin Keay

Interview: former Cleveland Police motorcyclist, cake connoisseur and motorbike safety expert Kevin Keay

ONE of the unsung heroes of motorcycle safety, the irrepressible Kevin Keay has retired from the police but certainly not…

Nightmare rides: the SZR Power Ranger

Nightmare rides: the SZR Power Ranger

By Jill Boulton I WAS reminded of my brief relationship with the unconventional Yamaha SZR660 during a recent conversation with…

Chequebook journalism

Chequebook journalism

In 2010, Abbey National plc was rebranded as Santander. As an Abbey business customer, I had only just started a…

Interview: Dolf Willigers, general secretary of the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations

Interview: Dolf Willigers, general secretary of the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations

The Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations represents motorcycling organisations such as the British Motorcyclists’ Federation and Motorcycle Action Group across…

Interview: Karen Cole of the Motorcycle Industry Association

Interview: Karen Cole of the Motorcycle Industry Association

Karen Cole is one of the UK’s top experts on motorcycle safety and training, winning three awards last year including…

Interview: Zoe Farrington of Realsafe Technologies Ltd, Newcastle

Interview: Zoe Farrington of Realsafe Technologies Ltd, Newcastle

Zoe Farrington is not one for standing still in life, on the road or in business. Not content with a…

The great road safety divide: Volvo vs. Clarkson

The great road safety divide: Volvo vs. Clarkson

Volvo has famously said that, by 2020, no one will be killed or seriously injured by one of its new…

Interview: Dr Rowley Cottingham

Interview: Dr Rowley Cottingham

Jill Boulton interviews Visorcat customer Dr Rowley Cottingham, one of the top emergency medics in the UK who has saved…

Vintage motor body with a youthful spirit

Vintage motor body with a youthful spirit

I HAD to smile when I learned that the road safety body formerly known as the Institute of Advanced Motorists…

Fireblade and water – the story of Visorcat

Fireblade and water – the story of Visorcat

It was a dark, damp day at the close of the 20th century. My brother Alan was riding his 1992…