Blog Author: Ian Iggy Grainger

Scooterist Bucket List
16 November 2017

Scooterist Bucket List

Have you ever had something that you really wanted to do or achieve but haven’t got around to it? Maybe there’s something you need to get out of your system.

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IN: ScooterEventsRallies
6 Motorcycle Winter Riding Tips - Stay Safe On The Road This Winter
27 October 2017

6 Motorcycle Winter Riding Tips - Stay Safe On The Road This Winter

It’s starting to get a bit chillier now but as long as you’re sensible there’s nothing to stop you riding through winter in the UK.

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IN: MotorcycleScooterSafety
A Guide to Motorcycle Winter Riding Kit
25 October 2017

A Guide to Motorcycle Winter Riding Kit

We all know that for many journeys a two-wheeled commute is the quickest, cheapest and most reliable way to get to work and back but we also know that for the next 3 months we’re also likely to wish we’d picked some ‘normal’ transport instead.

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IN: MotorcycleSafetyScooter
Motorcycle Live 2017 preview
9 October 2017

Motorcycle Live 2017 preview

You know winter is well on its way once the show season kicks off but it’s the perfect way to get your two-wheeled fix over those dismal months.

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IN: MotorcycleScooterEvents
Which electric bikes and scooters can you ride?
7 September 2017

Which electric bikes and scooters can you ride?

There’s no mistaking the fact that us petrol heads are living on borrowed time.

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IN: Scooter
10 of the best 50cc scooters 2017
21 August 2017

10 of the best 50cc scooters 2017

Despite what people might try and tell you, there’s no better way to gain road confidence, freedom and experience than by riding a scooter.

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IN: Scooter
10 tips to keep you and your scooter safe in the cities
7 August 2017

10 tips to keep you and your scooter safe in the cities

It’s fair to say that the so-called ‘Moped enabled crime’ epidemic is pretty much out of control in London.

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IN: ScooterRallies
How to improve your motorcycle riding skills #1: Five tips to keep you safe
28 July 2017

How to improve your motorcycle riding skills #1: Five tips to keep you safe

Are you one of those riders who finds yourself having confrontations, near misses and near death experiences on the road on a regular basis? Have you ever considered there might be something you could do to help yourself? We'll be giving you a few common and not so common riding tips over the coming months.

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IN: MotorcycleScooterSafety
What motorcycle helmet should I get? A guide to Crash Helmets
21 July 2017

What motorcycle helmet should I get? A guide to Crash Helmets

There’s a clue in the title about why wearing a ‘Crash’ helmet is not only a legal requirement but is also pretty sensible.

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IN: ScooterMotorcycleSafety
What motorcycle licence do I need? A guide to motorbike licencing
6 July 2017

What motorcycle licence do I need? A guide to motorbike licencing

Hopefully if you’re reading this you’re either thinking about getting on the road, or you know somebody who is interested in learning to ride.

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IN: MotorcycleScooterTraining
The Hottest Retro Scooters Around
13 June 2017

The Hottest Retro Scooters Around

You can’t fail to notice classic scooters either on the road, on TV programmes or in adverts.

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IN: ScooterRallies
Top ten riding myths busted
6 June 2017

Top ten riding myths busted

In this blog I take a look at the common myths surrounding riding a scooter or motorcycle.

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IN: ScooterSafetyMotorcycle
Ten summer kit and riding tips for Scooters & Motorcycles
24 May 2017

Ten summer kit and riding tips for Scooters & Motorcycles

1: Although it’s hot (or at least it is if you’re very lucky in the UK) and the temptation to go all ‘Mediterranean’ is very appealing think carefully before you cast off those protective items.

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IN: MotorcycleProducts
The scooter season is upon us
2 March 2016

The scooter season is upon us

Last weekend was the unofficial start of the 2016 scooter rally season, or at least a mini prequel.

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IN: ScooterRallies
Scooterist Meltdown – Kalkar Germany
18 February 2016

Scooterist Meltdown – Kalkar Germany

Riding in winter isn’t usually the most pleasant experience, never mind riding a scooter across Europe but this year it’s been milder than a supermarket curry.

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IN: ScooterRallies
Winter Scooter and Motorcycle kit ideas
22 January 2016

Winter Scooter and Motorcycle kit ideas

If this is your first winter on two wheels consider yourself very lucky, it’s been milder than a shop bought tikka masala.

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IN: ScooterMotorcycleSafetyProductsReviews
Will you be a new two-wheeled commuter?
8 January 2016

Will you be a new two-wheeled commuter?

Are you one of thousands who have taken to commuting on two wheels recently? Back in the 1960’s and ‘70’s commuting by scooter, or bike was the norm.

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IN: ScooterMotorcycle
Personal scooter highlights in 2015
21 December 2015

Personal scooter highlights in 2015

As we get towards the end of yet another hectic year it’s a good time to reflect on some of my favourite two wheeled exploits, both work related and pleasure.

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IN: Scooter
Christmas gift ideas
11 December 2015

Christmas gift ideas

Stuck in a present buying rut? Can’t think what to buy your loved ones? If they’re into two wheels there’s always something to buy so here are a few gift ideas… TomTom Bandit action camera: £299.

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IN: ScooterProductsReviews
Keeping track - Scooter & Bike Security
27 November 2015

Keeping track - Scooter & Bike Security

Out of sight, out of mind? Winter is a time where your machine may not be used as often as normal so it’s a sitting target for thieves.

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IN: ScooterSecurityMotorcycle
What’s new for 2016? Latest Vespa, Scomadi and LML news
20 November 2015

What’s new for 2016? Latest Vespa, Scomadi and LML news

It’s showtime folks! This week saw most of the new 2016 models being released at EICMA in Milan, so what have we got to look forward to? Firstly for many classic scooter riders the good news is that the PX will live on into 2016.

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IN: Scooter
Remembrance Day ride out 2015
9 November 2015

Remembrance Day ride out 2015

People who ride scooters (or bikes for that matter) are often perceived as good for nothing trouble causers.

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IN: ScooterEvents
Looking for a mini adventure?
5 November 2015

Looking for a mini adventure?

When we think of adventure bikes the natural image we have is of a huge expensive BMW, loaded to the hilt with all manner of touring extras – most of which aren’t really needed by the less adventurous owner but there are other options for those thrill seekers on a tighter budget…

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IN: MotorcycleReviews
Don’t freeze this winter – winter kit
29 October 2015

Don’t freeze this winter – winter kit

We’ve been very lucky with the weather over autumn but I’m sure you’ve all felt the first signs of winter on your way to work recently.

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IN: ScooterMotorcycleSafety