Breakdown and Recovery Services

Breakdown and Recovery Services

Do you have any Breakdown and Recovery Service cover? Last year we were into day one of one the best rides through the Snowy Mountains and something went wrong.

Our trip started the day before and we had travelled from Canberra to Cooma, then on to Adaminaby.

As we travelled to Cabramurra the temperature dropped and riding got better. Over the top of the mountains and down to Khancoban for our over night stay.

The next day it was on again. While travelling around Lake Hume I noticed that the rear was getting squirrelly. I didn’t think much at the time, however when we stopped at Walwa for lunch one of my buddies noticed that my rear Avon tyre was dead, inso much that the wire was hanging out the tyre. The tyre looked OK when I left however it didn’t make it. I’m thankful it didn’t let go on the road.

Now Walwa is a little remote and trying to get the bike home was going to be a hassle. I had limited breakdown and recovery cover so I phoned a friend, paid for a hotel room for the night and my trailer arrived the next day ready to send the ST1100 home 350kms.

So that was a lesson learnt about having adequate breakdown and recovery services.

So now the question,

What type of breakdown and recovery services do you have?

Here are three breakdown services to check out:

In the UK – The RAC:

In USA – Motorcycle Towing Services

In Australia –



NSW Motorcycle Alliance

AAA Motorcycle Roadside Assistance Melbourne

Don’t leave home without it!
About Chris Mundy

Hi, I'm a Tech guy and writer and have been a Motorcyclist since I was 16. It started with Yamaha DT175 and now it's my BMW K1300GT. I like to write about Motorcycling in between my IT Stuff at Chris Mundy.Me

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