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Riding Into Sunlight

September 20, 2021
Every winter there are warm sunny days with clear roads that tempt motorcyclists to go riding. With each passing day, the sun hovers longer in the sky, offering more daylight for taking a ride. All that bright sunshine in March reminds us that spring soon will be here. A preseason ride now can be a real treat for a winter weary rider.

Take a moment, however, to consider how all that sunlight will affect your ride as you prepare for what might be your first ride since last fall. This time of year the sun travels across the sky following a low southerly path. The effect is that the sun is in your eyes and everyone else’s, too. Combine that with the fact that many drivers have not seen a motorcycle on the road for months and you have the perfect formula for becoming invisible.

 Tips for Seeing When Riding into the Sun

Drivers in cars and lorries have an easier time dealing with low southerly sunlight since their vehicles are equipped with sun visors. Here are some tips to protect your vision:

  • If you wear prescription glasses, add a pair of tilting clip-on sunglasses.
  • If you don’t need prescription glasses, wear a pair of gradient-tinted or regular sunglasses
  • If you ride with a half helmet, use a visor either tinted or solid
  • Use a tinted or gradient-tinted visor on a ¾- or full-face helmet
  • In a pinch, a strip of duct or electrical tape can be added to the very top of a face shield

Tips for Being Seen By Other Road Users

With so many vehicles these days equipped with daytime running lights, a single low beam motorcycle headlight is not very noticeable to a driver with the sun in their eyes. Here are some tips to ensure you’re seen by other drivers:

  • Use your headlight high beam during the day
  • Use driving lights
  • Wear a reflective or bright vest
  • Wear a bright-coloured rain jacket over your regular gear
  • Wear a colourful helmet
Low southerly sunlight compounds the usual problems we motorcycle riders face being a small vehicle in the traffic mix. Beyond doing everything you can to make yourself more conspicuous, remain vigilant in scanning for driver behaviour that might indicate they don’t see you. Maintain as large a space cushion as possible. Think like you are invisible to other road users and be prepared for them to do the unexpected. Most of all, enjoy the ride and the knowledge that every driver who sees you has been reminded that the motorcycles have come out again.

Riding Long Distance

September 14, 2021
Motorcycle riding is a passion shared by many around the world, but it is also a highly personal undertaking. When you’re riding long distances alone or with a few buddies, it can feel as if you’re the only one left in the world. It’s just you and the landscape with only miles of road in-between.

However, many bikers have ridden those roads before and will ride them long after you’ve hung up your helmet for good. They have been through it all–popped tires, wet gear, lost keys–and t...

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Off Road Motorcycle Riding Tips

September 8, 2021
One of the most important off-road riding skills you should learn and practice is standing while riding, whether you are a seasoned street rider learning to ride off-road or totally new to motorcycling. Standing while riding does more than make you look cool and allow you to stretch your legs – it will keep you balanced and in control of your motorcycle.

If you are a brand new dirt rider, I suggest trying to stand while riding off-road as much as possible to get comfortable. At first, standi...

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Parking A Motorcycle On A Hill

August 29, 2021
Getting your bike up a steep hill isn’t as easy as you might think. It’s one of the trickiest moves that you can imagine for even the most experienced motorcyclist. If you plan to purchase a motorcycle or scooter for transportation, you must learn how to park it. Bike parking on a hill can be quite the scene. With the wind blowing, you’ve got your helmet on, and you’re warm and snug as you sit in your seat admiring the view. But parking a bike on the hill is all about the valuable tri...

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Night Motorcycle Riding

July 30, 2021
Riding in the dark can be much harder than riding in good light conditions. Even motorcyclists who have been riding for years can struggle once the sun goes down. However, it is not always possible to avoid riding at night. If you do need to ride at night, for whatever reason, you should try to follow these safety tips to help to keep you safe.

Adjusting your Headlights

Before riding in the dark, you must make sure that your headlight is set up properly. The way that your weight sits on a bike ...

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Who uses Medical Couriers ?

July 30, 2021
Medical Couriers are trained professionals who can transport any number of materials about the practice of medicine. They have training beyond that of a typical courier because their deliveries are not only personal but could lead to serious health risks if not properly handled.

Both Private and Business Purposes

Of course, medical couriers are typically employed by doctors’ offices and hospitals. They are trained to safely deliver specimens such as blood samples or other bodily fluids. Medic...

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Responding To Hazards On A Motorcycle

July 29, 2021
Being prepared for hazards will help you to spot them early and take action in good time to keep you and other road users safe.

Getting a clear view

While you’re riding, it’s important to keep scanning the road ahead and around you so that you can spot potential hazards in good time: the sooner you spot a hazard, the easier it is to take action and avoid an incident.

There may be things along the road that limit what you can see, such as parked cars or overhanging trees. If you cannot see cl...

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City Motorbike Riding

July 29, 2021
Riding a motorcycle in the city centre can vary hugely to riding on motorways and open roads in the countryside, however if you choose to commute to work in a city coping with built-up traffic is part of everyday riding and the benefits can be vast.

Those who choose two wheels to commute to work every day may cut costs, time and pollution, which is great for bank balances and the environment, so here’s a few tips to ensure that you stay safe while saving:

Slow down

Often when riding in a city ...

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Courier Services UK

May 28, 2021
It’s easy to forgive someone for assuming that courier and postal services are the same thing. But they're not. A courier service is a premium, all-inclusive service which collects and delivers shipments in the shortest possible time frame, while postal services are generally used for transporting letters and parcels which can sometimes take some time to arrive at their final destination.

Here are other functions of courier services which makes it different to postal services.

  • Speed and Effic...

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