April 2019

It might not feel like it, but we’re on the cusp of the new biking season…

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March 2019

32-page Tour 2019 special with this issue of RiDE

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February 2019

The past year has had the lot for us bikers. There’s been the grip and endless sunshine of the best biking summer since 1976, amazing places to ride to and also, wonderful bikes to do it on. Things have never been better.

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January 2019

There’s something special about riding at night…as long as you can actually see, that is. Chasing the cone of light along unlit lanes, bats pinwheeling off into the night sky, the occasional fox glimpsed slinking away into the undergrowth. All good as long as there are no deer leaping out at you…

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December 2018

Everyone has one. Sometimes it’s the leather jacket they started riding in, or maybe one they saved to buy to go with a particular bike. But more often than not — especially for year-round riders or those who do a lot of miles — the coat of choice turns out to be a textile…

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November 2018

Getting the right backpack makes a massive difference. When I started riding (shortly after Noah) the only luggage I had was a 1980s camping rucksack. It was great…

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October 2018

When you look at the toughest adventure event in the world, the Dakar Rally, the bikes are all 450s now. They’re a far cry from the tribe of road-focused 1200cc road bikes that has evolved from the earlier generations of desert racers.

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September 2018

Though Spain and Portugal are a long way from the UK, the riding is so good and the rest of the experience so outstanding that it is always worth going – and with this guide, touring there should be effortless….

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August 2018

Is there anything better than a sunny day on the bike? After an endless winter and a spring that gave up and went back to bed, it finally feels like summer is here…..

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July 2018

Motorcycling is increasingly full of extreme contrasts and it’s all the better for it. Whether you want a hi-tech, high-speed sports tourer or a traditional roadster, big on charisma but free of unnecessary frills, there’s a bike for you

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June 2018

Adventure bikes get more popular every year and they’re getting more sophisticated with it…generally. In this issue we have the latest hi-tech trailies tackling snowy Snowdonia.

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May 2018

Most of us would like to ride more — yes, we all need more time, but sometimes we also need a reason to go further afield than our regular routes. This is where the Great British Ride Out comes in.

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April 2018

I’m of an age where, if I’m asked “What’s the best bike in the world?”, the words “Honda VFR750” are halfway out of my mouth before I remember what year it is.

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March 2018

It's cold and dark outside at this time of year, but don’t worry: that just means summer is getting closer and, with it, better weather and better riding.....

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February 2018

This issue is a bit different. It’s where we look back at the best bits of 2017, from life with the year’s test bikes to brilliant products and great rides – including some of your trips. With a summer that was actually sunny, it seems 2017 was a properly memorable year for lots of us.

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December 2017

This month, Martin and the test team headed to the Dales with three great sports tourers. From popular biking routes to back lanes, they found brilliant roads highlighting the strengths – and the weaknesses – of their bikes.

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November 2017

A long ride… from Lowestoft, the most easterly point of the British mainland, to Ardnamurchan lighthouse, the most westerly point. Between dawn and dusk – using big bikes but avoiding big roads....

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October 2017

In this issue we take a look at some of the alternatives available to the BMW R1200GS, Britain’s favourite large-capacity motorbike, such as Yamaha Super Ténéré, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and the great-value used dual-sport machines on offer.

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September issue

Clash of the titans: has the BMW R1200GS finally met it's match? we ride the hi-tech KTM 1290 Super Adventure S.

In our new v used test: New Suzuki GSX-R1000 takes on the legendary K5, we find out the best ways to pack for a tip... and the worst and there's a quick and easy guide to sorting your suspension.

Plus! Free with this month's RiDE is the RiDE Guide to France. 

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