EVERY week the Institute of Advanced Motorists issues a set of safety tips, covering anything from horse riding to skateboarding.
Well, okay, not skateboarding.
Anyway, this week they happened to be on taking a motorcycling trip abroad, something we imagine many of you are planning to do right about now. So we thought we'd bring them straight to you.
'Finding the time to take a trip abroad can be a challenge but many of us look forward to it. It can be a huge task especially for motorcycle users abroad. This week’s tips give advice on riding abroad from IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman.
1. Carry an emergency kit. This can consist of spare light bulbs, a continental adapter to help charge your mobile or other electrical items you may carry during your journey and tie downs which are useful on ferry journeys to ensure your bike is secure and isn’t going to move. Make sure you are there when it is strapped to avoid accidental damage [Visordown: plus a puncture repair kit, eh].