Insure that you’re suitably clothed before any stunt

Heading out on the highway? Plenty of designers like to get their motors running and most will be suitably leathered-up.

News that bikers think people who ride around in jeans are ‘crackers’ is hardly worth revving up for – but that, apparently, is the conclusion of a three-year research study by Huddersfield University that suggests ‘bikers take body armour very seriously’.

Before you swerve off the road in astonishment, be warned that it’s all PR spin to flog insurance products by motorcycle assessment centre The Edge. Not quite Evil Knievel, eh? But who’d fall for that sort of stunt?

Damn.

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