Amanda's been out playing with the Police again, this time on their most intensive course taken by our local force's chief motorcycle instructor, organised with the county council, and has seen a massive improvement to her riding.

To make that all the more impressive, it was undertaken in the pouring rain on a bike that she'd only ridden once before - the previous day on the way down from Preston Harley-Davidson, who made the V-Rod Muscle demonstrator available to her at short notice.

More details on the lessons she learned and the course itself - as well as how she fell in love with the V-Rod Muscle, but probably very little about getting hideously lost in Preston when she took it back - in American-V 40, out in mid-April ... yes, we are running a week late, and if some of the promised bikes don't turn up soon, that might have to be deferred again.