Motorcycle Insurance

Bikesure offers discounts for MotoScotland riders

Off-road bikers, adventure seekers and weekend green-laners will be delighted to hear that, at Bikesure, we’re now offering 10% off insurance premiums for people who complete an off-road training course with MotoScotland.

Designed to teach riders some new off-road skills, and show how those same skills can translate to a safer on-road experience, the MotoScotland course covers everything from lessons on riding position and clutch control, to slalom steering, braking on off-road surfaces and slide recovery.

Three expert tutors help to hone riders’ bike skills over one or two day courses, whilst also giving them the chance to explore some of the UK’s most pristine landscapes in over 50,000 acres of unspoilt highland around the town of Inveraray.

Divided into three levels, from novice to advanced, the courses progress from the basics of off-road riding through to jumps, trail riding and speed slalom riding.
By completing levels two or three of the course, riders in the UK can get a 10% discount on their insurance from Bikesure.

Our customers are also able to take advantage of an exclusive 15% discount on prices for courses one and two from MotoScotland, provided you have a live Bikesure policy at the time of booking – making it even easier to take one of the courses and improve your off-road and on-road riding.

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The MotoScotland team

Gerry Bucke, general manager at Bikesure, said how important learning advanced riding skills can be for bikers:

“We’re delighted to offer insurance discounts to MotoScotland attendees – not only rewarding people for taking their safety into their own hands, but giving people another reason to get out there, learn some new skills and enjoy the beautiful British countryside.

“Even if you’re not planning on riding off-road regularly, the skills that courses like MotoScotland can teach are invaluable in day-to-day biking. Every new ability, from skid control to riding on uneven surfaces, can be useful on the road, and taking courses like these can help all motorists to stay safe.”

Courses take place throughout the year, and attendees are supplied with a bike and gear on arrival.

To book your place on a MotoScotland course, call 01499 320460 today, quoting discount code BIKESURE01

For more information on the MotoScotland courses, visit – and call us today on 0330 123 1028 to get a quote and discuss your discount.

Dirt Quake IV: weird, wonderful and a shorn Guy Martin

We promised a bizarre mix of fun, adrenalin and chaos at the Bikesure-sponsored Dirt Quake IV – and boy, did it deliver!

A Belgian in a feather boa racing a Yamaha R1 around the Adrian Flux Arena, a pizza-delivering turtle riding a Lambretta, an incredible motor-cycling limbo act, plus ace racer Guy Martin and bike-mad TV presenter Charley Boorman adding some celebrity stardust.

And all accompanied by the sounds of classic 1970s TV theme tunes…

A freshly-shorn Martin, free of his familiar shaggy mop of hair, won both the Harley Davidson and Chopper classes on his Krazy Horse custom, while Boorman, famous mostly for his travel documentaries, earned a podium finish in the Street Tracker class riding his Kawasaki W650.

The Inappropriate Road Bike class provided the laughs, with a host of unusual bikes, and equally unusual costumes, lighting up the speedway track in “run what you brung” racing at its best.

Dirt racer Alan Birtwistle provided one of the spectacular highlights with a gravity-defying slide round a corner and beneath a 1m-high limbo bar, sending sparks off the track and the crowd into raptures.

Here, we’ve collected some of the best images of the day, courtesy of Paul Bryant from Sideburn magazine, and one or two from the Arena staff. Enjoy, and see you next summer!

Which county has the best motorcycling pass rates?

Are Lancashire women better at riding than men in Yorkshire?

In a battle between Northern and Southern motorbike riders who comes out on top?

Are women in Scotland better riders compared to men in Wales?


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Well these are the types of questions we can help you answer thanks to our interactive map which identifies the pass rates for both men and women motorcyclists taking the off-road and on-road module, in the UK.

We wanted to develop a tool which was easily accessible for motorcycle enthusiasts to see where the pass rates were highest – and lowest – around the country and what the trends are from place to place.

Built using the Government’s official data between 2009 – 2014 from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), our map allows you to select the county you’re most interested in and not only look at last year’s test results but also how those results compare over the years.

In addition you can filter by gender and by type of module e.g. off-road manoeuvres or on-road riding.



So which parts of the UK had particularly impressive pass rates in 2014?

The map reveals Norwich offers the best chance for motorcycle riders to pass with an impressive 81% success rate module one. This is followed closely by Coldwick in Nottingham (78.8%) and Burgess Hill (76.9%).

For those looking to pass module two, Newport on the Isle of Wight offers the best chance with an 89.3% success rate, followed closely by Banbury (86.5%) and Lee On The Solent (86.3%). | Specialist Motorcycle Insurance

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