Monday, December 24, 2007


It is that time of year, when you think of Christmas and what can Santa bring me. Well a new dehumidifier for the garage. I know but it keeps the bikes dry and the engine cases on the BMW don't get messed up.

A merry Christmas to all, past, present and future

Nigel , Sharon and Daniel

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Normandy Motorcycle Tour 2008 - Fully Booked


All places now taken for our first advanced training trip abroad. I will be looking at doing some more later in the year.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Enhanced Rider Insurance Certificate (ERIC).

In November 2007, the DSA will officially be lintroducing the Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS). Any rider who shows the required level of competency on training delivered by an RPMT will receive an Enhanced Rider Insurance Certificate (ERIC). They can present this certificate to major insurers to be in line for possible discounts of between 15 and 17%. Further, they will also be eligible for contined discounts by receiving additional developmental training in future years. This applies to ALL riders taking RPMT training such as new riders, experienced riders and those returning to riding after a break.

Enhanced Rider Scheme (ERS)

DSA Press release

New training for qualified bikers unveiled
A new training scheme for bikers has been unveiled today by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) at the Motorcycle and Scooter Show, NEC, Birmingham.

The scheme has been designed by the Agency and the motorcycle industry as a road safety initiative aimed at saving lives. It was officially launched earlier today by Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick when he visited London’s Road Safety Expo 07 at the QE2 Centre.

Figures show that motorcyclists are by far the most vulnerable of all road users. In Britain alone the death and serious injury rate is sixteen times higher if you ride a bike than if you drive a car.

Jim Fitzpatrick said: “The Enhanced Rider Scheme is aimed at improve ing the road safety skills of the bike and scooter riders already on the roads. We want to help qualified riders stay safe and reduce accidents at the same time.”

The new scheme offers bikers a ‘riders’ health check’ by qualified assessors across Britain. These assessors are on the Register of Post-Test Motorcycle Trainers, which was set up as part of the Government’s Motorcycling Strategy. They will follow a new training package intended to benefit all bike riders who have a full motorcycle licence, regardless of the size of the bike and the experience of the rider.

New Motorcycle MOT test station for Biddulph Staffordshire

Does your motorcycle need a M.O.T., why not try the new test station that has been opened in Biddulph, Stoke on Trent Staffordshire for a few months now. Friendly welcoming atmosphere:

Ken Clowes
Slater Street

Tel: 01782 516233

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Normandy 2008 Tour - Update

Just to keep you posted and to let you know, ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT. If anyone is interested in the last available place for the April tour - advanced workshop, please contact me...

Monday, December 03, 2007