The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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thinking of buying a bike very shortly...would have bought one already....but like the idea of buying a french plated one.
advantage..... no mot....no road tax
problem.... having a french address/proof of address etc
now u all knowing what im going to ask....
any idea how to get a french adrress....with out actually having to get one...that is 2 say actually renting a place etc ?????
Disadvantage - if you ever get in an accident, then you will have some tough questions to answer. You are looking to ride around UK yeah?
The insurance company would doubtless use the untruth of French residency against you: "why, sir, were you on a home counties dual carriageway at eight in the morning carrying a bag full of documents relating to work in the UK, and furthermore in possession of a wallet retrieved from the roadside replete with UK bankcards and sundry UK identification when you are, according to our records, in fact resident in Cafe Chez Amis, 5 Rue de Grand Mensonge? Our company cannot but be sympathetic to your loss of three limbs and all motor functions south of the border -- a-hem -- we feel your loss of course; but higher principles are involved here, as you are doubtless cognisant, we have a wider responsibility to law, justice and proper conduct, which obliges us to decline your request for compensation due to our client's actions in this matter however heinous you may consider them, I may consider them, the whole world would; well, fraud is a serious matter....."
If you do go down the French route, you will need convincing proof of residency - I seem to recall two forms are required one of which carries a photo, one that ties you to an address. Not easy.
That all said, there are loads of Brits here in France driving around on UK plates in order to dodge French taxes and MOT etc, so the president is well established.
The question is: is it really worth it? Given that bikes here in France are more expensive and in general less well maintained, what are you saving, what are you risking?
And you know that insurance companies will look for a reason not to pay out. They're not stupid and know every scam in the book. And if they don't pay out that means you're not insured as you thought you were and that means if you've injured someone you're in deep deep merde. You will then learn fluent French in a French jail.
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