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Am I on my own when I say that I find the in­creas­ing amount of petrol sta­tions who in­sist on hel­met re­moval very frus­trat­ing? As a full-face hel­met user who wears glasses, this means that I have to re­move my gloves, re­move my glasses (find some­where safe to store both so that they don’t blow away) then re­move my hel­met, also hav­ing to find some­where safe to place it, and then I fill the tank. Then I have to carry my hel­met to the pay­ment counter (no way am I go­ing to leave an ex­pen­sive hel­met unat­tended on a garage fore­court), pay for the fuel, then re­turn to the bike and re­place ev­ery­thing again.

Wouldn’t it be use­ful if there was a list of ‘friendly’ fill­ing sta­tions who don’t in­sist on this prac­tice. That way, we could be less in­con­ve­nienced while sup­port­ing those who ac­cept us for the de­cent, hon­est peo­ple that we are. Henry Greg­son, mem­ber

Great idea Henry – I take it you are vol­un­teer­ing to run this list? Could be quite sim­ple to start a Face­book group for ‘mo­tor­cy­cle friendly fill­ing sta­tions’; prob­a­bly even with a map of rider-rec­om­mended petrol pumps. Set it up, let us know and we’ll pass the word!

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