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Motorcycle Roadcraft: The Police Rider's Handbook to Better Motorcycling [Paperback]

Phillip Coyne , Bill Mayblin , Penny Mares
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
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27 Jun 1996
With input from police riders, trainees and civilian experts, this work is designed for police trainees and other riders concerned with getting the best from their machines. It gives information on safe and effective methods of riding a bike. This edition reflects changes in advice and in regulations, and includes illustrations to explain the importance of correct positioning and hazard awareness, a chapter on motorway riding, and notes of main learning points and reviews and questions for each chapter.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Stationery Office Books; New edition edition (27 Jun 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 011341143X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0113411436
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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132 of 133 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the police call it 'the bible' 5 Mar 2004
By marty mcfly VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
having done some limited training with the metropolitan police riders, i started to appreciate just how much better than me a class 1 trained police rider really is. throwing my bike into a series of tight lefts and rights on public roads i never once managed to shake the PC behind me - i was on a supersports with over 100bhp and he was 30yrs older than me on a BMW tourer. my respect was upped enormously.
the same PC told me to read roadcraft and i can truly attest that this book will not only make you safer, it will make you both a faster and safer rider and the combination will put a smile on your face all day long. the content is a bit dry, but for anyone that loves their bike and loves feeling like the king of the road, then the effort should prove extremely rewarding.
save your life and brighten up your weekend all at once, read this manual.
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88 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Power is nothing without Control 10 Jun 2005
Format:Paperback
I bought this bike off a motorcycle cop. I had just completed a day's Bikesafe training organised by my local force. As I handed over the cash the officer looked me in the eye and said " All you will ever need to know about road riding craft is in here". He was right. It has all the easy dialogue and feel of a tax return, but its concise and clear presentation help ram the message home: Power is nothing without control. This is especially true as road bikes are replicating the performance and handling of their racing counterparts more and more.
A good way of staving off boredom and keeping yourself sharp is described in the book. Using observation to anticipate upcoming hazards keeps you sharp and makes sure you're looking in the right direction when someone pulls out unexpectedly in front of you .
This book has really made me aware that however good a rider I think I am, I could be much better. It has encouraged me to look at riding as an ongoing training experience. Every motorcyclist should own a copy. Buy it.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
The book was recommended by a local police motorcyclist who was giving advice as part of Bikesafe Scotland 2000.
Having read it thoroughly, I was able to more fully understand the information on offer in Bikesafe. This has led to my being aware of my own bad habits when on the road, and being able to correct them. Also, the book gives an insight into how to control your machine better and be prepared for the antics of other road users.
For anyone who is already or is considering becoming a motorcyclist, Roadcraft is a must.
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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vital reading 28 Sep 2000
Format:Paperback
The techniques learnt from this book have saved my life several times.
You've heard the "it's not you, it's the other bloke" warnings?
This book is all about how to be somewhere else when "the other bloke" makes his mistake.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bikers safety 10 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback
This book is so well written and so important to serious bikers who want to improve their riding abilities.
It has taught me so much I had no problems passing the Advanced Driving Test and I am 74years old and been riding bikes since 1964. I thought I knew all there was to know about biking how wrong I was.
Read this book slowly and digest the contents it will give you a lot more pleasure with your riding.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the bests riding manual availiable 30 Jun 2008
By Jeremy
Format:Paperback
If you are considering which motorcycle riding manual to get, get this one this is by far the best. It is useful at lower and higher levels for all riders, if evey rider read this book deaths in motorcycle accidents would be far less common.

Its easy to understand, its very informative. It covers all aspects of riding a motorcycle safley. Compared with many of the other manuals out there this is the most comprehensive, practical and easy to follow. It can be useful for new learner bikers and experienced bikers.

I recommend this to anyone who has a motorcycle we all should own it.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it if you own a Motorcycle 12 July 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The first book anyone should buy before or after passing your driving test. Its a bit dry in contents but its easy to follow and all good stuff. Don't let the Police bit put you off.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on how to ride safely 7 Oct 2004
Format:Paperback
I bought and read this book before passing my test, and having passed it I return and re-read it occasionally. So far it managed to keep me safe on busy London roads! The book provides you with clear, concise instructions on how to ride quickly and safely. Recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading
Whatever you may think of the Police this book is a fantastic resource if you ride a motorbike.

Even if you only read the section on Cornering your riding will improve... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Poacher
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Book
I have ridden a motorcycle for years and this book has taught me some good knowledge on a big bike buy it you wont be disappointed.
Published 1 month ago by JULIAN LAKI
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for advanced riders
Perfect manual, well written and a good alternative to the IAM's "how to be a better rider"

Really well illustrated too
Published 2 months ago by muddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected
This was an excellent purchase, as good as new. Very happy with the condition of the item supplied which was better than expected. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Den
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book - just wish trader would have taken more care as front cover...
A very good book considering it's age now. Lots of information to take on board to make your riding safer. Read more
Published 2 months ago by RD
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful guide to better motorcycling skills
Clear and Concise!
Easy to carry around, and nicely laid out.
This book covers most of what I want to know about.
Published 3 months ago by rayomeara
3.0 out of 5 stars This book is a Jinx
Brought this book as I wanted to be a smoother rider, book arrived but before I had chance to read it I went and high sided my fireblade causing 4k of damage and 2 weeks of... Read more
Published 3 months ago by pauld
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Motorbike riders reading
Great reading for all motorcycle riders from experienced to beginners. Proper professional advice for all with easy to follow guidelines to all aspects of safe motorcycle riding. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Patrick Bourne
5.0 out of 5 stars easy
This book is a book u will pick up and put down cus you will be losted think I got through 4 papes
Published 3 months ago by bikerfem
5.0 out of 5 stars all you need
if you think you ride with total safety ,at any speed ,read this...could save your neck for just a few quid
Published 4 months ago by jinx
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