How to: Survive the British Summer on a Motorcycle...

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Sun. Rain. Sun. Rain. Wind. Rain. Sun.

Nothing beats motorcycling, 2 wheels, fresh air, and if you are in Britain, unreliable weather.  So what can us bikers do to enjoy biking during the fantastic British summer?  This guide highlights some of the products we recommend to help keep that smile on your face, even when the sun goes in and the rain clouds appear...
The Oxford Rainseal range is Ride (and Johnny recommended) and in stock for immediate delivery
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Waterproofs

For years I was a huge fan of my leather jeans, thinking them to be the perfect wet weather trousers.  

However, rain always managed to get seep through from somewhere if I got caught in a downpour and on a hot sunny day, the leather would boil me to death! 

I purchased a pair of Rainseal overpants from Oxford, and my life was changed in an instant. No longer would I have to wonder if it was going to rain, the days of looking out of the window with trepidation were gone!  These waterproofs, which fit easily in a rucksack or tank bag kept me totally dry when faced with a downpour on the M55.

So do yourself a favour this summer and get a set of these fantastic waterproofs.  You won't regret it, and whats more, they come with Oxford's 2 year guarantee!

Black RainSeal Over Jacket
High Viz RainSeal Over Jacket
Black RainSeal Over Pants
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Luggage

A few summers ago I went on a riding holiday to Wales and it rained. And it rained. And then rained some more.  Unfortunately my rucksack wasn't waterproof, meaning when I arrived at the B&B all of my gear was soaking wet...  I'm guessing you've been in that situation as well!

So what can you do?  Obviously you can wrap everything in bin bags, but let's be honest that is a little bit "ghetto".  The much better option is to get yourself some specially designed, waterproof luggage.  My favourite items are the Aqua T-50 bag for when you are packing for a long trip (rally or camping?).  And if you are looking for a backpack to go with it, or to use on it's own (commuting or on a day out?) either the B-25 or the V-20 bag is an excellent choice.

Aqua T-50 Bag
Aqua B-25 Rucksack
Aqua V-20 
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Gloves

It's hard to find a good pair of gloves that are suitable for wearing in warm summer weather but will keep you dry when the downpour happens (and it will!).

Those big, bulky gloves that you cherish in the winter months become a bit of burden when the sun is shining and you soon find your hands begin to cook.  But some of the lighter-weight gloves out there act like sponges and soak in the rain whilst you are riding.   

We think we've found a solution though withit with the RP-3 Waterproof glove. Featuring a Hipora membrane and goat skin leather this fantastic glove will mean your fingers are kept cool when it's cracking the flags but dry when those clouds begin to empty.

RP-3 Waterproof Gloves
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