, which really pisses me off. Why the hell can’t I do it?So, when the chance arose to spend a day with the guys at the BMW off-road skills course, I dug out my off-road kit and headed to Wales.The first thing that strikes you about the school is the level
Preconception: I'm off to California! Reality: Freezing SilverstoneWhat I learned: To think about my ridingThe California Superbike School has been around for donkey's years peddling the biking equivalent of Caribbean voodoo, but it still holds a
Urry, “you need to go and see Jimmy Fireblade. He’ll sort you out at his wheelie school.”James Fireblade operates his academy of the monowheeling arts at East Kirkby airfield in Lincolnshire. There’s a runway a mile long and several hundred metres wide
it in requires some skill, and preferably someone else's bike to bend.Which is where the California Superbike School comes in. More commonly known for its road racing schools, the supermoto school follows the same routine of classroom theory sessions followed
it on the roads, so has joined up with the Ron Haslam Race School to offer kids as young as 12 the chance to ride CBR125s under the watchful eye of Ron and in the safe confines of Donington Park.But it's more than just a chance to experience two wheels, it's also
school in Powys, Wales capitalizes on.How exactly? Well, riding a bike – any bike – is all about balance, weight transfer, throttle and clutch control and grip. It’s what ice speedway has in common with the longest custom monstrosity ever created
Part 1 of 3Part 2 of 3Part 3 of 3The year is 1988, the bikes are mostly Honda RC30s and the racing is at Cadwell. Check out the riders from years gone by: Chambers, Fogarty, Burnett, McGladdery, Griffith and Hislop all battling it out for the top spot. Classic racing!
off Ron knows a thing or two about teaching people how to ride, and secondly Leon should thank his lucky stars that Ron wasn't a parking attendant. The Haslam race school is more than just a trackday company operating under the banner of an ex-racer. I
to like the bikes and pointed, waved and stared. By now, we liked the bikes too, more so than we had previously. From the old-school cool of the Ace to the liberal funkiness of Brighton via the hell of the M25, we'd experienced something we hadn't before
We all have a defining experience that got us into bikes. Perhaps a pillion ride with a parent or an older relative, the heroics of the racers of our youth or just the sight, sound and smell of a bike out on the road and the promises of excitement and freedom it represented. For ...
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