Title: Motorcycling and Leisure

Organisation: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Date uploaded: 7th December 2010
Date published/launched: May 2009

This book covers some of the latest research on PTWs dealing with issues such as risk, who rides PTWs, why they ride, how riders compare to car drivers and the road safety implications for those who choose this mode of transport.

Despite the fact that there are around 1.2 million powered two wheelers (PTWs) within the United Kingdom, riders are often misconceived as living at the edge of society; however, this is often far from the truth.

Riding a PTW is a high-risk activity and those who ride are often perceived as being 'risk junkies', but through an in-depth exploration of this leisure activity, Motorcycling and Leisure explains that riders ride because they enjoy it and do not necessarily enjoy the risk involved.

The book presents a range of contemporary research on riders and how they find enjoyment. The book further explores the rider goal of enjoyment and utilises Fuller's task homeostasis theory along with Csikszentmihalyi's theory of flow to develop an understanding of the interaction between risk and goals. In conclusion it develops principles of interventions with the aim of guiding intervention design and reducing the number of motorcycle crashes.

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