Many riders take to roads without realising they are putting themselves in danger, wearing the incorrect clothing. This week’s tips offers advice on clothing to all riders from IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman.
Richard said: “With the summer upon us it is tempting to miss out a bit of the protective kit to stay cool. This may be a mistake, shorts and flip flops are not motorcycling equipment and the results of even a slow speed drop can be devastating. Dress comfortably but sensibly to stay safe. Good rain gear that you can carry and light layers covered in a protective shell may prove best. Stay comfortable and protected and enjoy the summer weather.”