2.1.1 – Gearing up – The Helmet

The helmet is the most important piece of equipment you need to ride a motorcycle, it is your lifeline when things go awry and without it, you drastically reduce your chances of surviving an impact.

There are many types of helmet and choosing the right one might not be as easy as you had first thought. Here […]

2.1.2 – Fitting a Motorcycle Helmet

As you saw on the last page, motorbike helmets come in many different shapes and sizes; now that you have chosen a style of helmet, you need to know how to get the right fit. Fitting a helmet well is essential for your safety; an ill fitting helmet can easily come off in the even […]

2.2 – Gearing up – The Motorcycle Jacket and Trousers

Now that you’ve got a helmet sorted out, you are probably going to be thinking about the rest of your biking gear, after all, what good is a helmet if you leave the rest of your body vulnerable?

A helmet should be considered a bare minimum but to be adequately protected while out on your bike […]

2.3 – Gearing up – Motorcycle Gloves

Now that your head and body are protected, it is time to offer your hands the same protection. These are two of the main appendages you use to operate your bike, and yet they are often the most neglected when it comes to safety.

One might be tempted to throw on a pair of warm woollen […]

2.4 – Gearing up – Motorcycle Boots


When covering your feet, “they take too long to put on” is no excuse if you’re about to take to the roads on a motorcycle. Your feet are the closest appendage to the ground and often the first thing to hit the tarmac either before, or during an accident so it is vital to pay […]

2.5.1 – Choosing a Motorcycle – The Types of Motorcycle

With so many types, sizes  and engine configurations to choose from, picking a motorcycle can be a difficult decision for learners and experienced riders alike. There are many things to consider before taking the plunge and purchasing a bike; the following two pages will give you a clearer understanding of what’s out there and what’s […]

2.5.2 – Choosing a Motorcycle – Which Bike is Right for Me?

Now that you have an understanding of the different types of motorbike, the time has come to choose one! There are many aspects that can influence your decision, and the following guide will highlight some important factors to consider when shopping for your first bike.

There are many purposes for owning a motorcycle; commuting, off-road racing, […]

2.6 – Buying a Used Bike Safely

As discussed on the previous page, buying a brand new motorcycle has many advantages, but can be very costly for learners in both initial purchase and resale. If you plan on moving onto a larger bike when you pass your practical test, buying a used bike to learn on makes the most financial sense, provided […]

2.7 – Is My Bike Roadworthy?

So you’ve just purchased your first motorbike: Congratulations! You are almost ready to take to the roads and gain some real world motorcycling experience on your own, but first there are a few things to do before you can ride your bike legally if they haven’t been done already.

Change of ownership
If you have purchased your […]

2.8 – Understanding Motorcycle Insurance

Any vehicle that is to be driven, or even parked on public roads must be insured, by law. On this page you will learn about the three main types of bike insurance, what can affect your premium and how you can get the best deal.

Types of […]