Mirror, signal, petrol: how to keep going during your motorcycle L-test

by Jill Boulton It's 20 years this year since I bought my first motorcycle, and just a little longer than…

Chained to the kitchen sink: how to build a motorcycle in the comfort of your own home

by Jill Boulton It's that time of year again, isn't it. The time of year when men all over Britain…

Neil Chatham: how mind over matter helped me become an international enduro star

by Caiti Beattie Neil Chatham, the unassuming-looking director of an Edinburgh property maintenance company, is also a former Enduro and…

Carrots and motorcycling: how to boost your night riding ability x 10

by Caiti Beattie During the Second World War, the Ministry of Food solved a carrot surplus by suggesting that the…

10 Christmas motorcycle gift ideas for the rebel without a clue

by Caiti Beattie Christmas is approaching at top speed, and buying the perfect gift has become a much greater task…

Why drivers should connect with their ‘inner motorcyclist’

by Jill Boulton It’s Road Safety Week this week - the week that Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, announced that driverless…

Record-breaking motorcyclist Nick Sanders: “Why the world is our greatest playground”

by Caiti Beattie “The world is our greatest playground, it makes sense to treat it as such” Nick Sanders is…

World record holder Nick Sanders reviews Visorcat

Nick Sanders knows a thing or two about bikes. On 9 June 1997, Sanders completed a world record 19,930-mile (32,070 km) circumnavigation…

The times they are a-changin’ … safety gear you’ll need as a winter rider

by Caiti Beattie The clocks changed last weekend -  and so should the amount of safety precautions that you are…

How to find out the real age of your helmet, and other gear-changing headaches

by Jill Boulton I've been reviewing my old motorcycle kit in anticipation of getting my next bike.  I've purchased a…

Proud dad and BSB champion: the unstoppable Niall Mackenzie

by Caiti Beattie Three-times British Superbike championship winner Niall Mackenzie took some time out of his day to answer my…

‘Live your life’: Why Bruce Smart decided to conquer the world on a sports bike

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

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!

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 … how Visorcat entered 2017 on full throttle

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

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

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

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

Chequebook journalism – each page tells a story

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

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