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SMIDSY Has been seeing this do the rounds online, and thought “why not do a motorcycle blog post on it?”

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DEAL WITH IT

I speed.

There. I admitted it.

I speed. Every chance I get. In fact, every time I ride anything I am, at every opportunity, speeding.

Now before I go any further, all of you who have turned into tutt-tutting old molls instead of the motorcyclists you once were, go brew some tea and stroke your cat. This has nothing to do with you, and your views on how I ride my motorcycle are less than dust to me.

I speed. Get over it. Or don’t. I would struggle to give any kind of crap at all either way.

The point is that while the rules do apply to everyone, because we’re apparently all one big happy social bolognaise of community-minded idiots, I don’t care.

I don’t care because arbitrarily-set speed limits and the hysteria that surrounds their maniacal enforcement simply mean nothing to me. Yes, I have lost my licence quite a few times and I have certainly shovelled countless dollars into the state coffers, and I still don’t care and I still speed, and that’s the way it’s going to be and the way it’s going to go until they wedge my coffin into the crematorium.

Why is this so? Well, if you’re like me, and I know that most of you are (you tea-sipping, cat-patters aside), it’s because it’s fun to go fast. If it wasn’t fun, I wouldn’t do it.

Is it safe?

Is that a serious question?

Is that even a question a motorcycle rider would dare to ask?

The answer is: I don’t give a shit. I didn’t take up bike-riding because it was safe. I would not do it unless it was dangerous. So why make it more dangerous by going fast?

You cat-touchers really have got this motorcycle-riding business arse-about, haven’t you?

The answer to that stupid question is that I am the one, I am the only one, who decides what level of risk I am prepared to put up with.

If I feel that the run from Hay to Ivanhoe is best dealt with at 250km/h-plus for as long as my mind and body can stand the battering, then that’s what I’m going to do.

If I feel that the Snowy Mountains Highway is singing to me, and my Spidey-Sense tells me there’s no cops ahead because I just passed one going the other way, I’m gonna roll the dice. Every time.

If I feel it is acceptable to howl across the Harbour Bridge at three in the morning doing 200km/h, with tears streaming from my eyes and my open-face helmet strangling me, then that’s what I will do. But I have not done that since the owners put up all the spy cameras, because I may be crazy, but I am not stupid.

Australia is a big place. There is a finite number of Highway Patrol cars, and they’re usually fishing on major road’s where the fishing’s best. I tend not to ride those roads unless I really have to.

I am also entirely unintimidated by those farcical long-weekendy threats of dire double-point retribution. I know some of you are and will stay home rather than ride and take the risk of being done. Sucks to be you. If you didn’t speed, you wouldn’t have to worry about that, would you? Or maybe if you weren’t so stupid, you might go somewhere where the cops aren’t fizzing at the gills to catch you. I have nothing but contempt for people who’ve been monstered off the road by police propaganda.

I see you’ve put your cat down in outrage and are now going to mewl at me about the safety of other road-users being compromised by my unfettered hooliganism.

Save it, bitch-titties.

I am highly unlikely to cause any physical harm to the occupants of a car I might collide with.

Another bike? Sure. I may well over-cook a corner one day and take out another rider. Oh well. This motorcycling stuff is dangerous. We’ve already established that. But in all honesty, I don’t over-cook so many corners that you need concern yourself overly much with that. I haven’t survived this long by simply trusting in the Baby Jesus to get me around a bend. It behoves me, as a motorcyclist, to constantly upskill myself as a rider, so that’s what I do when I’m not drinking in nudie bars.

This is not to say, of course, that I am blindingly fast. Try chasing an A-grader around some day and see what fast really is. My mates will vouch for the fact that I am slower than some of them and faster than some of the others. Yes, they all speed too, by the way, every chance they get. It’s one of the reasons we all get on so well.

So there it is. I have placed my cards on the table and called.

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So there you have it the statement, from a presumably Australian gentleman? while we obviously could not condone the breaking of any laws – especially not in writing, there are certain aspects of this that we do agree with.

Certainly that some of the speed limits set (especially in this day and age), do seem artbitrary and unreasonable. We don’t think that it helps when speed cameras are placed in locations, that make it difficult to see them as anything other than cash cows.

While we definitely can’t agree with the complete disregard for the safety of those around the biker, or the way that they believe a motorcycle crash could somehow only injure another person on a motorcycle.

Sometimes it certainly feel as though this is becoming more and more of a “nanny state” where we all need to led around, and told what to do or suffer the consequences or massive fines, bans or even jail time……such as “The Aviemore Biker“.

We can’t comment for everyone, though it sometimes seems that bikers are becoming more watered down, and that the attitude of this rider is becoming one that is less and less common – more the “IDGAF” attitude than the “I don’t care about speeding and potentially killing people”.

So we’d like to know what your thoughts are on this issue as a whole, the speeding, the disregard for others, or whether you think bikers are the same as 15 years ago?

have you gone from all out mean machine, to cat petters, or are you all still flying around like the demons of your youth?

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SMIDSY Promised that something special on our Facebook and Twitter would be coming! So here it is: Our latest blog post is about the very much up and coming Annabel Thomas (Abbz) of Four Anjels Racing. We are proud to be helping to publicise the rise of this amazing young lady and we will be keeping in touch, and looking to help spread the word and support for her!

Annabel is fairly new to racing so it could be said she has come a long way in short space of time. She has grown up in the Superbike and road racing paddocks with her father managing the Four Anjels Racing team competing in Superbikes, Stock 1000’s and international road races worldwide. Bikes were just something dad worked on whilst she played with her friends on the paddock, then one day in 2014 The four Anjels team owner Steve Greenhalgh had booked his son on a mini moto come and try day, and Annabel was asked if she fancied a go. She borrowed some leathers that were far too big, gaffer taped them up and went out and Within a handful of laps it was obvious she was enjoying it, she was knee down carving her way through the pack, genuinely fast from the off, Steve turned to dad and said ‘your life’s just got more expensive!’

Steve immediately went and brought Abbz a mini moto to race on, but after trying a pit bike and again taking to it immediately, she decided to race the bigger bike as it was so much faster and so much fun! She finished on the podium twice in her first ever race meeting at the British Mini Bike Championship, a series where she went on to win many races, podiums and indeed two British junior titles.

In 2016 she wanted to try herself against a wider spread of competition, and took wild card rides in the Nora Sport Supermoto Series at Cadwell Park, and amazed everyone by finishing top rookie in her class with two Third Places, beating a field of adults in the process. Then in July she took part in the Cool Fab Pit bike 140 championship at Whilton Mill, and racing in the adult class again, became the first female to win a Cool Fab series race and take the overall win for the weekend.

For 2017 she was looking at several options from superteens to supermoto, when a team from the British Superbike Championship offered her a ride in the Santander KTM RC Cup. When a delighted dad told Four Anjels Owner Steve, the boss man said no way, she races for us! So in 2017 Annabel stepped up to British Superbike KTM RC Cup for the Four Anjels Racing Team and has again blown us away. She has been top rookie in every round, and delighted race fans with her determination to push beyond that and challenge the top boys, amounting in her top rookie finish in the championship, and the only rookie to regularly hit the top six.

Abbz also took part in the inaugural Moto GP British Talent Cup at Silverstone and impressed the organisers, with her undoubted speed after such little experience, earning herself a position in the BTC squad as first reserve, which she is hoping to get stuck into and again demonstrated her speed, on bike similar to which she will be racing in BSB.

Abbz still has racing firmly in mind when away from the paddock, attending the local gym regularly, and riding her pit bike whenever she can. She still finds time to hang out with her friends from school, listen to music, she loves sleeping and simply adores micro pigs! trying daily to convince her parents to buy her one, or 7!

She attends Brook Westone School in Corby who are fantastic with supporting her racing, and take pride that one of their students is performing so well at this level, and she loves going to school, with her recently choosing her options for study, she focusses on sport, and would like to become a sports teacher, but only as a backup – As Annabel very determined to make the grade in racing!

Abbz has received a lot of local support as well as the backing from Four Anjels, and the Evening Telegraph reports on all her racing activities, with local companies such as Stanair helping out, RGS Motorbikes and Motogear supplying her riding equipment, she has been attentive with her social media, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and highlighting this support.

For 2018 Annabel has stepped up to British superbike Moto 3 standard class, on a Honda NSF250R, again she will start as a rookie but is determined to make a big impression! She is due to start testing the new bike in Spain mid-February at Guadix Circuit and then onto Cartagena to gauge herself against her competition in the BSB Pro tests, before starting the 2018 season.

We can only imagine how proud her family and friends are of her, and it is very clear to us that we will be hearing a lot about Abbz in the coming years. SMIDSY certainly hopes to be the ones reporting first on her success. She is an inspiration to young girls everywhere and her story has already sparked an interest in racing from my own daughter!

Onwards and upwards Abbz – all the best from the SMIDSY team, we look forward to hearing more of your adventures! Hopefully our writer will be a step closer to be as good as you once he has completed his training at the Ron Haslam Race School.

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Following a road rage incident Thursday 08.02.18 at 17:00 (local time) on I-5 at 138th street (Milton Wash), SMIDSY has received reports that a 24-year-old rider (rumoured to be known as Aubrey Taylor “AT”) was attacked by a 60-year-old man, which has unfortunately lead to his death.

From what we currently understand, a dispute broke out on interstate 5, whereby both pulled over to the left inside lane and the argument continued.  This lead to the argument becoming physical and both parties ending up fighting on the floor. During this time the girl pulled out a gun and shot the man.

AT remained at the scene and called 911, where medics arrived and tried to save the man. Unfortunately, it has been reported that he died at the scene, she was taken to St. Francis Hospital to have her injuries treated.

Trooper Brooke Bova said

“There’s a lot of road rage in this area, especially with all the construction and the traffic, it’s pretty bizarre to have it end in such a horrible way as this.”

At this stage there isn’t any confirmation as to whether the rider will face any charges, and there has been confirmation from the official state report that no drugs or alcohol were involved.

SMIDSY is a UK based site, and so it is not our place to comment on the gun laws of another country, and until all the details have been found it is hard to make any comment either way. Based on the information we have, this appears to have been a road rage incident, that ended in an act of a young girl in self-defence which has unfortunately lead to the loss of life.

It could be argued that this is a reason for gun control to be stricter, though on the flipside it could easily be said that without the gun, this could have resulted in the death of a young girl.

What are your thoughts on this issue as a whole?

do you have any more information on this story?

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Darren Emanuel, 46 a London city banker, has been found guilty of deceiving the public by imitating a police motorcyclist. Mr Emanuel was caught riding a former police motorcycle (which still had the blue lights and authority stickers attached) on Park Lane in Mayfair in June 2017

Mr Emanuel was caught wearing a “Polite Think Bike” high visibility vest which has been sewn over a high visibility police jacket which still had features showing that you would only find on a police jacket, while riding his BMW R1200RT which used to belong to South Yorkshire police. The bike itself also had other markings making it easy to assume that he was a real police officer.

The banker had been advised when he appeared in Hendon Magistrates Court today, that he was charged with one count of wearing a police uniform with intent to deceive – a charge that he denied.

Mr Emanuel explained to the court that he bought the motorcycle and the jacket on eBay from a former policeman who was giving up motorcycling. The former officer advised Emanuel that he had ridden the bike without issue for years.

After a trial lasting 3 hours, the three magistrates present found Emanuel, of Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, guilty of the charge.

Sentencing Magistrate Chair Grant McCrostie said: ‘In our view the police jacket together with the look of the vehicle combined to produce a look which a member of the public would be deceived into believing that you were a police officer performing his duty.

‘We accept that this offence had never been your intention to deceive, but that was the effect.

‘Particularly at this time it is really important that the public have confidence in the police. Your actions undermined that.’

Emanuel was handed a 12-month conditional discharge, and ordered to pay £650 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

This may begin to change people’s opinions on the “Polite Think Bike” Vests – a topic of discussion that always divides bikers. While SMIDSY recognises that the circumstances are to an extreme, and not just a biker wearing a polite vest – though we would be interested to know if this would change the likelihood of you wearing your vest in future, or possibly swapping it for a standard hi vis?

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While smidsy usually writes blog posts about motorbike news and events, we are thinking about adding a small businesses page for you all to have access to and help grow – though we would like your opinions first!

The plan is to set up a list of businesses recommended to smidsy by its readers for everything from mechanics and bodywork to valeting, decals and leather cleaning.

while we are still deciding on a format for this, we’d like your input on whether you would find this useful? Firstly it would be reader reviewed and smidsy would then go through using the services to add a smidsy rating.

we wouldn’t be charging for the placements as we feel it’s important to help smaller businesses grow and gain traction, though would give you a link through to our site that would allow you to show off your smidsy rating.

You may not have a site, in which case a page on ours may potentially allow you to attract more business.

If if this is something you’d be interested in then please let us know, and we will see if it’s worth setting up for everyone to take advantage of!

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SMIDSY Promised that something special on our Facebook and Twitter would be coming! So here it is: Our latest blog post is about the very much up and coming Annabel Thomas (Abbz) of Four Anjels Racing. We are proud to be helping to publicise the rise of this amazing young lady and we will be keeping in touch, and looking to help spread the word and support for her!

Abbz Thomas Racing

Annabel is fairly new to racing so it could be said she has come a long way in short space of time. She has grown up in the Superbike and road racing paddocks with her father managing the Four Anjels Racing team competing in Superbikes, Stock 1000’s and international road races worldwide. Bikes were just something dad worked on whilst she played with her friends on the paddock, then one day in 2014 The four Anjels team owner Steve Greenhalgh had booked his son on a mini moto come and try day, and Annabel was asked if she fancied a go. She borrowed some leathers that were far too big, gaffer taped them up and went out and Within a handful of laps it was obvious she was enjoying it, she was knee down carving her way through the pack, genuinely fast from the off, Steve turned to dad and said ‘your life’s just got more expensive!’

Steve immediately went and brought Abbz a mini moto to race on, but after trying a pit bike and again taking to it immediately, she decided to race the bigger bike as it was so much faster and so much fun! She finished on the podium twice in her first ever race meeting at the British Mini Bike Championship, a series where she went on to win many races, podiums and indeed two British junior titles.

In 2016 she wanted to try herself against a wider spread of competition, and took wild card rides in the Nora Sport Supermoto Series at Cadwell Park, and amazed everyone by finishing top rookie in her class with two Third Places, beating a field of adults in the process. Then in July she took part in the Cool Fab Pit bike 140 championship at Whilton Mill, and racing in the adult class again, became the first female to win a Cool Fab series race and take the overall win for the weekend.

For 2017 she was looking at several options from superteens to supermoto, when a team from the British Superbike Championship offered her a ride in the Santander KTM RC Cup. When a delighted dad told Four Anjels Owner Steve, the boss man said no way, she races for us! So in 2017 Annabel stepped up to British Superbike KTM RC Cup for the Four Anjels Racing Team and has again blown us away. She has been top rookie in every round, and delighted race fans with her determination to push beyond that and challenge the top boys, amounting in her top rookie finish in the championship, and the only rookie to regularly hit the top six.

Abbz also took part in the inaugural Moto GP British Talent Cup at Silverstone and impressed the organisers, with her undoubted speed after such little experience, earning herself a position in the BTC squad as first reserve, which she is hoping to get stuck into and again demonstrated her speed, on bike similar to which she will be racing in BSB.

Abbz still has racing firmly in mind when away from the paddock, attending the local gym regularly, and riding her pit bike whenever she can. She still finds time to hang out with her friends from school, listen to music, she loves sleeping and simply adores micro pigs! trying daily to convince her parents to buy her one, or 7!

She attends Brook Westone School in Corby who are fantastic with supporting her racing, and take pride that one of their students is performing so well at this level, and she loves going to school, with her recently choosing her options for study, she focusses on sport, and would like to become a sports teacher, but only as a backup – As Annabel very determined to make the grade in racing!

Abbz has received a lot of local support as well as the backing from Four Anjels, and the Evening Telegraph reports on all her racing activities, with local companies such as Stanair helping out, RGS Motorbikes and Motogear supplying her riding equipment, she has been attentive with her social media, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and highlighting this support.

For 2018 Annabel has stepped up to British superbike Moto 3 standard class, on a Honda NSF250R, again she will start as a rookie but is determined to make a big impression! She is due to start testing the new bike in Spain mid-February at Guadix Circuit and then onto Cartagena to gauge herself against her competition in the BSB Pro tests, before starting the 2018 season.

We can only imagine how proud her family and friends are of her, and it is very clear to us that we will be hearing a lot about Abbz in the coming years. SMIDSY certainly hopes to be the ones reporting first on her success. She is an inspiration to young girls everywhere and her story has already sparked an interest in racing from my own daughter!

Onwards and upwards Abbz – all the best from the SMIDSY team, we look forward to hearing more of your adventures! Hopefully our writer will be a step closer to be as good as you once he has completed his training at the Ron Haslam Race School.

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SMIDSY is sending one of its writers on the “Premier Plus” experience at Ron Haslams Race School at Donington Park.

Donington is classed as one of the most internationally renowned and historically significant circuits in the world.

Donington Park has been revitalised in recent years and hosts numerous major national and international events.

The circuit’s premier event is the annual visit of the FIM Superbike World Championship, while firm fan favourites include the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship and Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. Other large events include British GT and F3, British Truck Racing, the Donington Historic Festival and the Classic Motorcycle Festival, with dozens of club car and bike meetings throughout the season.

Direct from the Ron Haslam site – The Honda Ron Haslam Race School offers you the experience of riding on the Donington Park GP circuit, an introduction to high performance bikes and the opportunity to improve your skills and understand the finer points of riding.

The school boasts expert tuition, at the circuit with experienced riders on Honda CBR 600RRs.

The premier plus experience is new for 2018, and is intended to give participants a stepping stone to the elite course, while utilising 1-1 instruction.

included in the course is all required protective gear:

– Leathers

– Boots

– Gloves

– Helmet

– Back Protector

Along with a certificate of participation, full safety briefing and debrief, it has (perhaps more important) fully comprehensive insurance (including personal injury cover).

And finally a CBR 600RR.

All this means, is that essentially you can turn up and not have the added worry of writing off you’re own equipment should you be in the unfortunate position of sliding the bike down the track.

A sweetener to the course is that it also boasts a promotional pack worth over £400 – so we will be interested to see what exactly is included in this pack.

Having booked the experience earlier on this week, we are very pleased with the service so far. We started off by briefly enquiringly through email, and then called to complete the purchase on the phone. All contacts have been great, with a friendly and professional service. Extra requests for things like separately emailed receipts and information were not a problem and we have already received the information pack that contains all information on the day and agreements etc.

So far the service has been great! We will keep you informed as we get closer to the day and follow this up with more information as to how the course was rated!

Make sure you come back and check the page as there will be more to follow……

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Can you believe it our little SMIDSY blog is   1 year old – We can’t!

As a little celebration we are giving away one of our Mugs to a randomly selected reader who shares this post. We are looking to get the blog far and wide!!

(Unfortunately at the moment we can only post within the UK at the moment)

share and like the website (let us know with a comment)

share & like the Facebook post (let us know with a comment)

Retweet and love the Tweet (let us know with a comment).

The more we see your name, the higher your chances!!

Happy Birthday to us!!

Should you wish to have a flashback to our first posts, then please see below:

Bosch: Vehicle to Bike comms

Nostalgia 80’s and 90’s – Shaping today

An open letter to Matlock Bath

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This may seem like a strange topic for a motorbike site to blog about. However, we think that it is a fairly important one for several reasons:

  1. Is that anyone and everyone may need an organ donation at some point in their life: – Your brother, sister, mother, father, son or daughter. This could be for a multitude of reasons, and our thinking is that if that’s the case, we’d want organs to be readily available for any of our kin, so we are willing to offer our organs should they be needed, in the hope that others will do the same.
  2. You may or may not be aware of our “nick name” in A&E departments across the world as “Organ Donors”. We choose to partake in an activity, so awesomely dangerous that we have earnt the title, that shows we are prepared to die every time we go out so we should probably put our bodies to good use and Register to Donate.

Biker (N. bi-ker):

A person who takes a tank full of flammable liquid, places it on top of a hot moving engine then puts the entire thing between their legs.

As bikers, SMIDSY thinks that bikes are in a position, whereby not only would we be more likely to need an organ donation, but certainly more likely to be in a position to be able to give one. You can only do this however if you have signed up to Donate.

The real questions though are:

– Are you already an organ donor?

  • If you are then please pat yourself on the back! Share this link and move on to the next question.
  • If you are not then, please seriously think about logging onto the site below and signing up Register to Donate

– If you are a donor, does anyone know?

A shocking statistic is that almost half of all opportunities for organ donation are declined in London, often because families don’t know what their relative wanted. However, this rises to almost 91% when the decision to be an organ donor is known.

Bikers are the only group of people I know, where as strangers we can go to an event, and talk to people we’ve never met before about a subject we love. Through the years we’ve received help from and helped people around the country (and the world) on the basis that we’re bikers! We see charity rides weekly, we see and have been to ride outs for those who have wanted a funeral procession of bikers, where we turn up solely for our fallen brethren – we live not only for the biking community, but for the community at large.

So with that in mind, it makes sense that we would want to continue to give to the community should the worst happen and allow our legacy to live on, not only in our own families but the families of those we’ve helped save the lives of!

Hopefully this has made you think a bit about Organ Donation, and while this is aimed at the UK we are sure most countries will have a register to sign up for.

Even if you do not want to sign up, for whatever reason – Please share this far and wide, to help get the message out regarding not only signing up to the donate, but to letting family know that this is your wish!

If you want some more information please click About Organ Donation.

disclaimer: we understand that there are several sets of circumstances where you may not be able to donate. Should this be the case we would ask that you share the link if possible, to inspire others to donate – only if this is acceptable to you.
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A quick question for those who run a Motorbike Blog, or probably more aptly a Vlog – Do you record every ride? Are you aware of where you place your camera and what it is capturing?

This is a very real question and concern for some, as you may find that you’re essentially recording evidence for not only your own, but potentially your friend’s incarceration.

Unfortunately, this is what is currently happening to Nicholas Pannell and Joshua Illingworth who were arrested in July 2017. Illingworth was riding a BMW and Pannell was on board a KTM machine between Yealmbridge near Yealmpton and The Mounts near Kingsbridge in Devon.

The video below from “Pére Noél” shows a clipping of the lads riding down the A379 & A381 when what we can only assume to be target fixation had caused Nicholas to veer off the road and end up in a field.

Motorcyclist crashes at nearly 120mph and is sent flying through the air - YouTube

Luckily Nicholas survived and other than some fairly minor injuries of a broken collar bone and some fractured ribs Nicholas lives to ride another day…. Though this is not where the story ends.

The footage that was captured on Nicholas’s GoPro has been used to convict both riders.

Prosecutor Nigel Hall told Plymouth Crown Court that the video showed the pair “effectively racing through lanes of Devon and South Hams” for 15 miles.

He said:

“the speedometer on Pannell’s 1,100cc KTM showed 90mph in a 30mph zone, and a staggering 118mph on country roads where the national speed limit applied.”

The court was told that the list of violations during the ride was so long that investigating officers gave up writing them all.
Sgt Olly Tayler said:

“the case was one of the worst cases of dangerous driving I’ve investigated. It was nothing more than sheer luck that it didn’t end in a fatality or multiple fatality. The standard of riding was appalling. As a roads police officer and motorbike rider, I was genuinely shocked when I saw the footage. The potential consequences could’ve been completely catastrophic.”

Luckily for both the riders the courts had been advised that both are of good character and both pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and due to this both were sentenced to just 8 months of imprisonment which has been suspended for 2 years. They have both received 12 months driving bans and ordered to do 180 hours of unpaid work, along with paying a “victim surcharge” of £140.

Given the other stories we have reported on:

122mph Speeding conviction
30 Month sentence for speeder
Aviemore biker riding at 149mph

This could be considered a very lucky outcome for the riders. Though some people of cornwall are not happy commenting on “CornwallLive.com”
Sennen1975:

“This sentence is no deterrent what so ever. This kind of behaviour on the road could have had worse serious outcome. Fortunately this did not apart from the rider involved.
These kind of actions and sentences need to be reviewed and more harsher sentences handed down.
Insurance companies should refuse to insure these dangerous driver ever again, this may just may help, then again these individuals will possibly drive without insurance…. hopefully not.”

ChrisMass:

“They should have got at least 2 years inside and disqualified for 5 years. Total idiots.”

When reading up on this story it seems that there is definitely a more serious string of offences that have been caught within the recording and with that in mind, you have to ask yourself, what would have been possible in terms of prosecution if the GoPro had not been present or turned on?
Are you happy to ride with people who wear cameras, or do you as a rule refuse to go out with those who do?
When recording, why are you recording? Is this for your own security, or is it because you’re looking for some awesome footage no matter the legality?

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