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Bikers campaign against EU proposals

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Thousands of bikers recently made their voices heard regarding EU proposals on bike modifications. We get to the bottom of the potential new regulations and finds out how motorcyclists are campaigning against them.

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The gear you need for winter biking

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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

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

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Why enhanced rider training pays off

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Go the extra mile by boosting your biking skills. Biker babe Gemma Rathbone takes a look at the government-backed Enhanced User Training and what benefits it can bring to riders.

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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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The beginning of the end for speed cameras?

Confused.com editor Gemma Rathbone

Speed cameras have been a contentious issue ever since they were introduced to the UK in 1992. With hundreds now due to be switched off, Confused.com Biker Babe Gemma Rathbone takes a look at what this means for road safety and maintenance.

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Fraudsters blamed for rising bike insurance costs

Confused.com editor Gemma Rathbone

Unfortunately, there are people on bikes setting out to purposefully create accidents in order to claim on insurance policies.

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Buyer beware: How to get a bike for a bargain

Confused.com editor Gemma Rathbone

This spring, many bikers will be trading their wheels in for a newer model, giving the used motorbike market a real boost. But looking for a second-hand bargain can be a minefield.

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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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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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