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  1. With betting now playing a huge part in the world of sports, it’s no surprise that motorcycle racing also has a huge following when it comes to gambling.

    As a sport that is so unpredictable, motor sports offer great appeal to punters, who enjoy the test of trying to work out how a race could unfold and who they want to bet on to win it.

    However, if you are new to betting or fancy have a punt on the next British Superbikes race, then you need to make sure you are aware of some vitally important tips for betting.

    In this guide, we are going to talk you through the top three, which all act as great information for the first time bettor or a reminder for those experienced gamblers.

    Know Your Sport

    At some stage in our lives, we’ve all experienced some form of beginner’s luck, whether that is getting a bargain from a new bike shop or playing a new game and winning. Eventually though, that luck tends to wear out and that is where knowledge and experience is needed.

    The same ‘rules’ apply in gambling, where for most people you tend to lose more times than you are going to win, so to improve your chances, it helps to have a good understanding of the sport or event you want to bet on.

    As we already mentioned, motor sports can be unpredictable, but if you have an idea on what the best bikes are and who the best drivers are, then you’ll be setting yourself up for a better chance of backing a winner. Also form is another factor to consider, with some riders performing better at some venues.

    To be an even better punter, you need to have a good grasp of the variables and how they might affect a race. These often include the surface type, length of the race and even the weather. If you are able to identify which rider is best suited to the conditions, then you can be more confident in your bet.

    Do Your Research

    As you’ve already guessed, the best punters in the gambling world are often those that have the most knowledge. From knowing the difference between a favourite and a each-way shot, to having an idea on what bet type to place, the more you know about gambling, the better your chances of winning.

    It’s always wise to do your research before placing any bet, and there are numerous websites, such as freebets.co.uk, that can give you tips and betting advice on all the latest sports betting markets.

    There are also plenty of people who make a living through the sports betting community online and share expert advice on a range of sports, including motorcycling racing. A quick look through social media will flag up plenty of potential people to follow and as long as they have a strong number of followers, it’s always worth checking in on their advice for a second opinion on your bet.

    Understanding The Odds

    One of the main factors involved with the gambling industry are the odds, which can be displayed in fractional or decimal format depending on your bookmaker. In Europe, they tend to come in the decimal form, with the United Kingdom opting for the more traditional format of fractions, which often show as 2/1 or 5/1.

    If you are a newcomer to betting, the general rule is that the number on the right of the fraction is your stake, and the number on the left is the amount you stand to win if your selection is correct. For example, if you place a £1 cash bet on a 5/1 winner, you will win £5, plus your £1 stake will be returned. If you put a £1 bet on a 5/1 selection and it loses, you will lose your £1 stake.

     

     

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  2. Mitas, part of Trelleborg Group, launches new versions of the popular Mitas SPORT FORCE+ in selected sizes. SPORT FORCE+ EV has a new compound designed for riders of hypersport motorcycles who are looking for a road legal tyre for hobby racing, while SPORT FORCE+ RS has a new Racing Soft compound.

    “SPORT FORCE+ is a favorite choice of demanding riders who enjoy the grip, precision and dynamic performance of this range. The new “EV” version builds on an already strong platform and takes the tyre’s performance to the next level,” says Gustavo Pinto Teixeira, Vice President Two Wheels and Specialty Tyres. “We are extremely proud of the significant improvements introduced over the years on SPORT FORCE+ and these two new versions, “EV” and “RS”. We look forward to feedback from our riders over the coming months, as they take to the roads and tracks with our SPORT FORCE+ range.”

     

  3. The Crieff Cloverleaf is a new multi-day motorcycle touring route in Scotland, featuring a set of four spectactular all-day rides that have been especially designed for motorbike touring by fellow bikers.

    Soaring through the northern alpine Cairngorms and the southern rolling hills of the Borders, curving around dramatic West Coast mountain lochs and East Coast ocean vistas, the Crieff Cloverleaf provides plenty of the best of Scotlands biking in every direction.

    From sweeping progressive A roads to winding country byways and adventurous single-tracks, the Crieff Cloverleaf has something to thrill every rider. It takes in some of Scotlands most-loved biking roads and some hidden gems too, and each route provides a great mix of riding.

    Every Cloverleaf route starts and ends in the beautiful hillside town of Crieff, Perthshire, so all four routes can be explored while staying each night in the same accommodation. This simplifies travel planning, and avoids problems with trying to book single-night stays.

    The four Crieff Cloverleaf routes travel north, south, east and west respectively, and each involves around 6 hours on the bike, divided into four separate legs. Daily distances range from 188mi/383km to 238mi/303km, depending on terrain. Each leg ends at a suitable spot for a coffee stop or lunch break. Wherever possible, stops also have a petrol station and toilet facilities available.

    For those who prefer shorter riding days or are visiting for the weekend, the Crieff Cloverleaf additionally offers the Little Leaf, an enticing set of four three-hour routes also centered on Crieff.

    The town of Crieff and the surrounding Strathearn area provide a wide range of holiday facilities, including luxury hotels and B&Bs, a variety of self-catering options, bunkhouse stays and camping. Crieff also has a great selection of top-notch cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and take-aways, plus superb specialist food and drink shops, a petrol station and full supermarket facilities.

    Scotlands incredible landscapes and exceptional roads make it a must-ride destination for motorcyclists from all over the world. We look forward to welcoming riders to the Crieff Cloverleaf in 2021.

    www.cloverleaf.scot

  4. Are you looking for stickers for your bike? Or do you have a design and want to know which type of sticker is best for you?

    We are here to help you get the best stickers for your bike. They'll withstand the scratching, water & anything else you throw at them.

    We'll talk about materials that work and throw in a few ideas we've found to inspire you to get the best custom stickers.

    Let's get stuck in.

    Firstly, which materials will work for you?

    When looking at custom stickers for your bike, you need the following:

    • Plastic stickers with a medium-strength adhesive; this will ensure they stick to the paint, chromed or other similar material found on your bike. The medium-strength adhesive will not peel away paint when removing the sticker.

    • Laminated stickers that protect the printed layer. A laminate is a transparent, plastic film that can have a gloss or matte finish. It will protect the ink from scratches, scuffs, fading in the sunlight and any chemicals the sticker may come into contact with when cleaning.

    Here is a breakdown of how a sticker it made so that you can see each layer:

    1. A clear gloss laminate protects from sunlight, scratching & water.

    2. Printed in full-colour using the latest technology with incredible detail.

    3. You can choose a coloured material to create your desired result.

    4. A medium-strength adhesive is perfect for your bike.

    5. The thick backing keeps your sticker flat and makes them easy to peel.

    These die-cut stickers will all work. They are all laminated with a clear, gloss over-laminate. They also all have a medium-strength adhesive. You can also choose from a few different colours to create incredible effects. Die-cutting simply means they're cut to any custom shape you want.

    Now you know which type of sticker will work, here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

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    1. Vintage biker skull; this would look great as a custom shape sticker printed on mirror silver or gold. 

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    2. This sticker could go on your bike or inside your car window. Get it as a transfer sticker or a front-adhesive sticker for the best effect.

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    3. Need to decorate your garage. We love this as an oversized wall graphic.

    We hope this information & examples have inspired you. We've love to hear what you apply custom stickers for. Please let us know in the comments below.

     

     

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