A Guide to Safe Motorcycle Riding in the UK
Are you interested in going on a trip with your motorcycle riding group in the UK? If so, then there are a few places where you can go to learn how to ride a motorcycle safely. There is an important requirement in the UK for motorcycle riding groups to receive compulsory basic training (CBT) before they are issued a certificate to ride. If you don’t take CBT then you will not be able to ride your motorcycle on the roads.
This is the first thing you will need to do when you join a riding group. Do not go on your first ride without taking CBT so that no mistakes are made. Learn how to ride the motorcycle and then get advice from others about how to prepare for your first ride, in particular, how to prepare for a pre-ride safety check. You will also need to know the basics of riding a motorcycle so that you can make a reasonable judgment about the distance you can drive before, during and after the ride. A prerequisite basic training (CBT) is an excellent way to learn how to ride. It helps you see in the dark, understand how the motorcycle goes along with other motorbikes and gives you a fundamental understanding of Motorcycle Mechanics and the responsibilities of a rider.
Once you have received your certificate for CBT, you should be sure to wear the required motorcycle safety equipment such as a full face helmet, leather chaps, knee and elbow padding, riding gloves and motorcycle boots. You will probably need to purchase your own helmet, boots and gloves if you do not live in a country that requires the riding equipment as a condition of licence. One of the most important pieces of equipment that you must wear is a good quality helmet. The helmet should be designed and built in such a way that it provides maximum protection in case of an accident. If you buy a cheap helmet, it might be able to provide some protection but the chances of it sustaining a blow or sustaining injuries are very high.
Before you ride out on the road, check the condition of your bike. There should be no noticeable damage or defects that might affect how well you ride. If you notice any wear and tear in the motorcycle, it is advisable to replace the part rather than repairing it. If you notice that the tyres of your bike are badly worn, ask the shop where you bought the bike to suggest replacement tyres. This is another important safety check that you should never skip.
You should always ride at an appropriate speed. It is not only unsafe but illegal to drive at speeds that are too fast for you or other motorcycle riders. It is always best to keep a safe distance from other vehicles on the road. This ensures that if there is an accident, the recovery is much easier.
Motorcycle riding is one fun and exciting activity. However, it is important that people who wish to take this type of vehicle out onto the road to do so in a responsible way. Always obey road users and traffic rules of the road. It is best to get all the necessary protective equipment such as a helmet. At the same time, you should also wear appropriate reflective clothing such as a reflective with safety trousers and jacket.