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Riding your motorbike abroad

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, In : Motorcycle Touring 
Even if you are a regular rider on the continent, it still pays to take things easy and concentrate even harder for the first few miles as you will be on the ‘wrong’ side of the road. You will need to adjust to a different pace and styles of driving to the one you are used to, as well as varying speed limits that are different to the UK.



Remember speeds will be shown in kmph and you will need to focus on the smaller print on your speedo unless it is electronic and can be switched across to...

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Planning Your Route UK

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, January 6, 2018, In : Motorcycle Touring 
You can reach your destination by motorcycle with the help of Google maps to give you a detailed route for your journey. 



Alternatively, you can use GPS co-ordinates, using devices such as Garmin, TomTom and Navman. I still use my Tom Tom Rider 2nd Edition which I've had for many years and is still working well. Updating your device often is recommended as places and routes are changing all the time.

Treat every route with caution as some may have congested areas and Toll roads. So putting the ...

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Riding your motorcycle abroad

Posted by Howard Trott on Monday, September 25, 2017, In : Motorcycle Touring 
Road trips are fun and if sales of adventure bikes and tourers in the UK are anything to go by, they’re more popular than ever too. Riding abroad and lengthy road trips across different countries and continents are what dreams are made of but unless you’ve got the right documents, they’re not going to happen.



Motorcycle CBTs don’t cut the mustard

If you have a quick look across bike forums in the UK, you’ll find multiple posts about travelling abroad on two wheels.
There’s usually a ...

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