COVID-19 and Insurance Cover for Groups

We’ve had occasion between various Lockdowns to return to some restricted Coaching sessions while following Covid-19 hygiene safeguards. If we are in a position where we’ve opened up Coaching It is up to each individual Associate and Observer to consider their personal risk and to decide whether they are willing to participate in Advanced coaching […]

Corner Force

In this article, which applies to both car drivers and motorcycle riders, I will discuss: Corner Force Slip Angles The Rolling Cone Effect Lateral Force Shear Stress in the Contact Patch Dynamic Stability for a motorcycle in a bend Negative and Positive Slip Forces Drifting It is hoped that both Observers and Associates obtain a better […]

Why does a motorcycle sit up and run straight, if the front brake is applied in a bend?

Why does a motorcycle sit up and run straight under heavy front braking? This article, which is in two parts, explains why: • Part A: This gives a non-technical description of what happens; • Part B: This gives a more technical description of what happens, and why it happens. Those interested in ‘what happens’ should […]

IAM RoadSmart Car Handout #2: In Car Technology

In-car technology which was once only fitted to luxury or high-end vehicles is now becoming more commonplace. This hand-out offers advice for using this technology to complement your driving. It is not exhaustive but touches on the following areas: auto gearboxes; ABS (Anti-lock Brakes); auto headlamps; cruise control; ESP (Electronic Stability Programming). Click for more