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The gear you need for winter biking

Motorbike on the road

With summer over and the colder, darker, wetter days of autumn and winter creeping in, hitting the roads on two wheels can be a chilly experience. We take a look at the must-have clothing to keep you from freezing on your bike.

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The best motorbikes for two people

Three motorbikes lined up together

If you’re planning on taking a pillion passenger make sure you buy a bike that suits two

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Going the extra mile: Why enhanced rider training pays off

Confused.com editor Gemma Rathbone

With the development of the Enhanced Rider Scheme, bikers now have a clear way of demonstrating their skills and can reap the rewards.

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Stay safe with good rubber this bike tyre safety month

Confused.com editor Gemma Rathbone

As bike tyre safety month gets underway, Confused.com Biker Babe Gemma Rathbone assesses how and why bikers should look after their tyres.

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Cutting the cost of biking: How bikers can save money amid rising expenses

Confused.com editor Gemma Rathbone

Biker babe Gemma Rathbone looks at ways to make small saving at a time when running an maintaining your bike is costing you more.

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Returning to the roads: Getting back on two wheels after the winter break

Confused.com editor Gemma Rathbone

As long as your bike has been properly stored over winter it should be good to go with just a few key checks. If you have been wheeling it around and starting it up often, you should not face problems with tyre wear or flat batteries, but do check these over just to make sure.

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Should ABS be compulsory for motorbikes?

Confused.com editor Gemma Rathbone

Biker safety has always been a hotly-debated issue, with hundreds of riders killed on UK roads each year. Biker Babe Gemma Rathbone takes a look at the EU Commission’s suggestion that making ABS compulsory could keep those on two wheels safe, and explains what it would mean for bikes and their riders.

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How to store your bike safely over winter

Confused.com editor Gemma Rathbone

With winter here many bikers will be putting their machines away for the next few months and avoiding the perils of riding in the wind, snow, rain and ice.

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Our superbike boys battle against the elements

Confused.com editor Gemma Rathbone

With two-thirds of the season gone, the competition, and the weather, has been getting really tough for the British Superbike riders, not least the Confused.com-sponsored MSS Colchester Kawasaki duo.

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Video: A day at MSS Colchester Kawasaki HQ

Confused.com editor Gemma Rathbone

Feeling the need for speed? Our new video lets you take a sneak behind-the scenes peek into the British Superbikes.

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Gemma Rathbone

Gemma Rathbone

Gemma is the Confused.com resident Biker Babe - if it has two wheels she's happy, although four wheels is fine too! Gemma began her writing career by following bands around until they agreed to be interviewed and went on to work at a weekly newspaper before entering the world of online journalism.

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