GOOD TO KNOW
In our 'Good to Know' section, we answer some commonly asked motorbike related questions. From 'how to get a motorbike licence' to 'how protective motorbike clothing is tested and certified'. Want our advice? have a question you'd like you would like us to answer?... drop us a message and ask away!
Whilst the law only stipulates a helmet must be worn when riding a motorbike. We strongly recommend being protected head to toe. Make sure you are wearing an appropriate jacket, gloves, trousers and footwear. There are many different levels of protection to consider.. find out more in our detailed section of 'WHAT IS PROTECTIVE MOTORBIKE GEAR'
First things first... CBT. Compulsory Basic Training is required for motorbikes 125cc and under for you to be able to ride on the road. Some people prefer to have a few lessons before, but this is personal preference. Find a local training centre and enquire about their CBT's. We recommned that prior to riding, you get clued up with what to wear. Look at our advice on what to wear below.
There are several motorbike meet up's held most days each week. In Cornwall these are:
TUESDAY'S - THE BEARDED BREWERY
WEDNESDAY'S - CHEQUERED FLAG, LISKEARD
THURSDAY'S - CHAPTER 1, INDIAN QUEENS
This can be a good place to meet people. There are also many festivals:
THE WOMEN IN MOTO EXHIBITION - UTTOXETER - STAFFORDSHIRE
THE ARMCHAIR ADVENTURE FESTIVAL - TORPOINT, DEVON
THE ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER FESTIVAL - RAGLEY HALL, WARWICKSHIRE
CAMP VC, WOMXN ONLY MOTORBIKE AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURE FESTIVAL - WALES
Facebook Groups are another!... for the women in Cornwall, we recommend. PHOENIX and KERNOW MOTORCYCLE MAIDENS. For the men in to American iron.. THE WILD SOUTHWEST POSSE
Or why not pop into Newquay and see us and meet other riders in store!
Good to Know
The length of the trip will of course have an impact on what to pack, as well as what environment you are riding in. We recommend packing your essential bike gear along with a light weight waterproof that can be packed away when not in use. Pack water and snacks to keep you going.
Cornwall's Motorbike Lounge. Based in Newquay, we offer the perfect hub to plan your next ride, unwind with a coffee and a Cornish pasty or kick start your evening with a beer.
CORNWALL'S BEST ROADS
Cornwall's coastline and countryside offer great rides with epic views and some great pit stops. If you are new to riding in Cornwall or want to find our favourite spots, check out the link below.
Check out our bike maintenance tips. Motorbike maintenance workshops and talks coming soon.