An A-Z Guide to Motorcycling in France

An A-Z Guide to Motorcycling in France

Accidents – Those things that only happen to other people – hopefully. But if you do come across one be aware that there is a legal duty to “assist persons in danger” so theoretically you could be prosecuted if you don’t stop and help. Accotements Non-Stabilisés...
Science of Being Seen – Part 6

Science of Being Seen – Part 6

Looked but FAILED TO SEE! Last time out I began explaining how in around one-third of all collisions, the bike was in a place the driver could have seen it but for some reason FAILED TO SEE the machine – a ‘detection error’ where the driver looked in the right...
Science of Being Seen – Part 5

Science of Being Seen – Part 5

Looked but FAILED TO SEE! The most common collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle happens at a junction, when the other vehicle (usually a car) turns across the motorcyclist’s path. It accounts for the majority of crashes in an urban area but is also a...
Sir Stirling Moss

Sir Stirling Moss

I’m not so sure how many of you read the small print at the back of Slipstream, but you may have noticed that Sir Stirling Moss was our President. Not that we had much contact with him over the years, but as a much admired figurehead in motor sports it was very sad to...
Bullets, Camels, Elephants & Tigers (Part 2)

Bullets, Camels, Elephants & Tigers (Part 2)

John and Patrick’s Indian adventure continues from our April issue: The next morning our departure was delayed due to lots of local families wanting to speak English and have their photos taken with us and the bikes. Eventually we left and rode on to Jodhpur, known as...