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Bikesure has a long history of working with some of the fantastically hardworking and seemingly tireless groups of volunteer bikers who give up their spare time to carry blood, organs and crucial medical supplies between our hospitals.
This crucial work frequently goes unnoticed, and even the patients who receive the benefit of the super-speedy, traffic-dodging deliveries would in all probability never know the part that this network has played in their recovery.
Aside from working with groups across the UK, such as the Severn Freewheelers, we were particularly pleased to hear that a local scheme was starting in Norfolk, and were more than happy to offer help with funding for their West Norfolk bike.
SERV (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers) Norfolk are here to help the medics at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Lynn get their vital supplies of blood and plasma without having to rely on expensive private couriers or taxis. They have a team of 81 volunteer riders, who sign up for shifts. The service currently operates two powerful motorcycles, a BMW 1200 RT and a Honda ST1300 Pan-European, and provides cover from 7pm to 6am.
We know the value that this provides, and bikers appreciate more than most the medical professionals that they know they may one day rely on, so I was pleased to see that Honda had made a little film celebrating the Blood Bikers across the UK.
An excellent cause, so well worth finding your local organisation and offering of your time or money if you can.
Some things make you proud to be British.
This isn’t one of them. Here a generic bunch of underclass yoofs demonstrate the downside of the influx of cheap scooters to these shores in recent years, and in the process provide a stark reminder of the reasons that children’s play equipment and internal combustion engines are rarely put together.
While there is a certain amount of schadenfreude whenever an idiot gets his just desserts, I think I’ll simply point out that I am not aware of any scooter insurance policies that offer cover for this sort of use…
Every so often we are reminded of the inherent good natured cameraderie found between bikers. And when the shared love of motorbikes brings a whole family together, beautiful things can happen.
This heartwarming video shows how two brothers steal their dad’s beaten up Norton Commando, fix it up without his knowledge, and give it back to him for Christmas. Just as well their dad didn’t start an insurance claim, or there may have been some explaining to do.
If you fancy doing this, don’t forget the classic bike insurance.
Safety is always a more intimate concern for those who prefer to travel on two wheels than it is for those who favour four wheels and a metal box. With nothing between you and the road, any accident is potentially quite harmful to a motorcyclist.
All sensible bikers in this day and age should be wearing a decent helmet and a good set of leathers (or other suitably protective clothing). But now some of the fancy safety features standard on most modern cars are starting to become available to bikers.
Dainese have come up with an airbag that is incorporated into the rider’s protective clothing. They are currently testing and refining the technology on the track, but it is sure to become widely available in the next few years, so frequent riders could benefit from added peace of mind.
The idea is that the neck, head and chest are protected from any impact or scraping injuries, meaning you’re more likely to survive any injury suffered.
Whilst this is still very much early days, any technology to reduce injuries suffered by bikers has got to be a good thing. And whilst these outfits probably won’t be cheap, decent protective gear rarely is, which is why it’s so important to get a decent helmet and leathers insurance policy – ours gives £1,000 worth of cover for just £20 per year.
It seems that these days, it’s hard to find a policeman when you want one. But here at Bikesure, we’ve found what we think is the fastest and easiest way to distract a copper from his latest doughnut and turn up at your house.
Yes, simply upload a video of your bike travelling at high speeds and overtaking dangerously to your favourite video sharing site, and a member of Her Majesty’s Constabulary will be despatched to take a statement, as soon as they’ve conducted a thorough and wide-ranging nationwide investigation.
That’s what this chap did,
and now he simply has to wait for the police to complete their investigations into who he in fact is, and his next knock on the door will likely be the entire South Yorkshire force.
Say the police:
“We will do everything we can to identify these riders.”
Bikers: Don’t ride like a muppet (that overtaking was shocking), and if you do, don’t film yourself doing it, and if you must, don’t post the film onto the internet.
Police: Here’s a free tip: instead of scouring the internet looking for dangerous road users, who you then can’t find without a lengthy and extensive investigation, why not look for them on the roads, where they actually are, in real life, and what’s more you might actually catch and stop them in the act?
Here’s some reassurance that it’s not just bikers who would benefit from advanced skills training.
And another demonstration of why it’s a good idea to get quad insurance.
It takes a special kind of skill to keep your bike upright bike following a high speed collision. Fortunately for the chap in this clip, his experience with a high powered bike kept him on both wheels as well as in one piece.
Bikers who take their skills to the next level, by taking an advanced riding course, don’t just increase their chances of surviving an accident, they also reduce their chance of being involved in an incident in the first place. And as well as keeping them in one piece, you can also qualify for lower insurance premiums with Bikesure.
We can reward your participation in a number of schemes, including ROSPA & the IAM, but the biggest savings are to be had by those who have completed the RideDrive course. If you complete the Ride Drive course successfully, we will guarantee to beat your renewal premium by a whopping 25%!
There are no strings and no hidden charges. Just do the course, and when you are due to renew, we will beat any renewal premium by at least 25% and sometimes more.
Remember the SMIDSY post we did previously? The guy driving this car also did a SMIDSTRL (Sorry mate I didn’t see the red light).
The guy on the bike might just be the luckiest guy in the world. If you get into a scrape you want to be wearing a high quality helmet and protective clothing.
Of course, the best gear can be expensive, but in the event of an accident you won’t have to worry about replacing all your safety gear, so long as you take out our optional helmet and leathers cover.