October 2019

Over the last 20 years there’s been a sea change in motorcycling. Two decades ago, the roads were clogged with sportsbikes. But now, it’s all a bit more diverse and one of the growth areas is adventure bikes, with swathes of former sportsbike riders heading for something more high and mighty.

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September 2019

There is no getting away from the fact that motorcycling is an expensive game in every respect. Nothing about being a biker is ever really cheap – if it is, there’s usually some kind of catch…

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August 2019

You’re never too old to learn’ is my elderly dad’s favourite saying and when it comes to biking, he’s right. One of the best things about being a biker is the power you feel as you gain experience and learn more and more things – and this issue of RiDE is designed to help with that, whether you’ve had your licence for fifty years or five minutes…

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July 2019

I bloody love luggaging-up and disappearing for a few days, especially if there are twisty roads and amazing scenery as the reward at the other end…

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June 2019

Isn’t it bloody great to be biking again? Now it’s warm and spring-like, there is no excuse for not being out on your bike…

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May 2019

If this is the month that you have vowed to get back in the saddle, this issue is full of hints, tips and inspiration…

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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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