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 Insurance
 

We'd just about given up on Insurers to allow here.
Too many bad stories. Cheap "lure you in" quotes but then appalling service and claims handling.
The renewals weren't cheap either!

There's cheap insurance.
There's good insurance.
There's a few good but cheapish.
Here's a few we're willing to recommend at the moment :-

Carole Nash Use our dealer Ref No. 7923 for a discounted quote.
Swinton Bikes This gets you straight to their specialist motorcycle section.
Bennetts Insurance Use our dealer Ref No. D 6115 for a discounted quote.
Devitt Insurance

Specialist Motorcycle Insurers.
Cover for accessories, foreign travel, breakdown, legal expenses, personal accident. Even multi bike cover.
Everything you need.

Y
es, that's where we're insured. We can't give a better recommendation than that.

 Touring and Travel
Sanuk Tours

Great Guys, know them well. They've put together a SUPER tour in Thailand - great roads and lovely people, check it out.

   
Riders Guide What it says - Rideouts, routes around Britain and more. A nice site, worth a look.
Due South Touring South Africa but also check out their links page. They've got links to other tours over pretty much of the Planet ! A gem.
 Dealers - We're blessed here with so many really good dealers nearby:-
Cheriton Motorcycles Sales, service, repairs, mot's etc. They fix our bikes, what more can we say?
Alford Bros Motorcycles Yamaha and Suzuki motorcycles, new and second-hand.
   
Laguna Motorcycles Triumph and Kawasaki now in Ashford
Zen Motorcycle Services Servicing, Repairs, Restoration, Diagnostic and a Mobile Workshop, they'll come to you! Track-day Support.
Robinsons Foundry Suzuki, Victory, Aprilia, Royal Enfield in Canterbury
 Clubs
Deal & District MCC Local club for Dover, Deal and surrounding areas
Armada Folkestone club and organizers of the highly regarded Midsummer Madness weekend bash. Good guys who raise a lot for charity as well
 About Training
Motorcycle Trainers Association Motorcycle Industry Trainers Association, THE national representative body for us Trainers and (you know the MCI best as) the guys who put on the annual Bike Show at the NEC.
 
Test Bikes

The DSA are compiling an approved list for the new test classes.
Once complete we'll link it here - meanwhile, give us a call.

 Official Bodies
DSA Driving Standards Agency official web site
SHARP The Helmet Safety Scheme. Check out how good any helmet really is, before you buy. This is well worth a look.
TSO The Stationery Office
RoSPA The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Theory Test Booking Book your Theory Test on line
BikeSafe Police run rider improvement initiative
BMF The British Motorcycle Federation
IAM The Institute of Advanced Motorists
MAG Motorcycle Action Group
ACU Auto-Cycle Union
 Bike Security
Datatag Miniature transponders that digitally identify your motorcycle
Sold Secure Sold Secure test and approve security devices. Many insurance companies offer discounts if these are fitted to your machine
 Recovery Services
AA The Automobile Association
RAC The Royal Automobile Club
Green Flag Recovery Service
 Manufacturers
Aprilia Italjet
BMW Kawasaki
BSA Kymco
Derbi Laverda
Ducati Moto Guzzi
Gilera MV Agusta
Harley Davidson Suzuki
  Triumph
Honda Yamaha
 Miscellaneous
Barry Goss A Motorcycle Instructor band for your Gig ? Yes, seriously. Is there nothing Channel cannot do ?
Motorcycle Supermarket What it says. Links you up to dealers across the UK .
Begin-motorcycling A useful site designed for newcomers to our sport
Motorcycle Directory A Bikers site with a lot of resources and a Forum to air your views.
Thurlow Leather Make motorcycle jackets & gloves in lovely deerskin
So if you're keen on really supple kit, have a look.
Frixo

Bookmark this site! up to the minute detailed traffic reports.
Thousands of traffic monitors - well monitored.......
Check your journey before you start.

Motorbike Search Engine Motorcycle Web Directory, buy DVD's, books, gifts etc.
Latest news, bikes, race results and much more
Via Michelin Just the best tour / route planning set of tools you'll find.
A superb site that should be your first step to a biking holiday.