We all know the basics, and think of the system every time we ride, however reminders are never a waste of time. Here our special correspondent gives a bitesize reminder of IPSGA and the core doctrines thinking riders should always have in mind
Safety. Stability. View. Position yourself so you can negotiate hazards safely and smoothly.
Remember to observe behind you and take note of any other road users. It is essential to know what is happening around you and to check your mirrors each and every time you change your position or speed.
Adjust your speed appropriately to the hazard. Consider the visibility, degree of cornering required and activity of any other road users
Select the appropriate gear for the speed that you plan to use when negotiating the hazard
Consider observations to the rear as needed, using the throttle to maintain your speed and stability through the hazard.
C.I.K.Ass - in a nutshell, to be a good rider takes more than natural ability and coaching. Riders need to:-
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