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Banned for 103mph wheelie past camera van

Steve Farrell, 20 September 2012 13:22

A motorcyclist was banned from the roads for 12 months for wheelying past a speed camera van at 103mph. Lukasz Wisniewski, 26, of Leeds, did the stunt on a Honda Fireblade on the A63 near Selby on June 20. He was already doing 93mph when he began the wheelie. He was ordered to take an extended driving test and given a community order ...

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Video: MCN rides with The White Helmets

Steve Farrell, 07 August 2012 11:45

When I asked the White Helmets if they could teach me to jump over something, I had in mind an object about waist-height. Big enough for injury to be a possibility - otherwise no one would be impressed - but not a certainty. A dog would be too small; the Snake River Canyon too big. Something like a supermarket checkout ...

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The best and worst TV ads featuring motorcycles

Steve Farrell, 04 April 2012 09:40

Worst Chanel with Keira Knightley Zovirax ‘The Day You Went to Work’ Ewan McGregor Davidoff Ewan McGregor Rimmel, Kate Moss Kawasaki 100 Walkers Crisps New Think Bike ads McDonald’s drive-thru Bovril Best Think Once, think twice, think bike Black Visa Honda Impossible Dream Allstate Insurance Road Rash Bajaj Pulsar

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Ban and fine for rider who argued 156mph wasn’t dangerous

Steve Farrell, 01 March 2012 09:27

A motorcyclist has been banned from driving after arguing unsuccessfully that speeding at 156mph did not constitute dangerous driving. Peter Clarke, 44, was filmed at the high speed on his Suzuki GSX-R1000 on the A1M in Cambridgeshire last year by an officer on an unmarked Honda Fireblade. Clarke was followed for eight minutes and was also seen undertaking other vehicles. ...

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150mph YouTube speeder escapes jail

Steve Farrell, 04 November 2011 11:28

A motorcyclist who filmed himself speeding at 150mph and posted the footage online has been given a suspended jail sentence and five-year ban. Robert Mark Owens, 48, from Milton Keynes, used a helmet-mounted camera to film himself doing high-seed wheelies through traffic on his Kawasaki ZX-6R in April. The footage on YouTube, shot in Milton Keynes, also shows him mounting ...

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Bad drivers caught on film as helmet cam sales double

Steve Farrell, 18 October 2011 12:05

Bad drivers are increasingly likely to have their antics caught on camera and posted online as more and more motorcyclists routinely use helmets cameras. Sales of the devices have doubled in two years and risen 40% in the last 12months according to retailers. The small cameras can be stuck to side of helmets with suction cups and record up to ...

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No helmet and toddler on tank

Steve Farrell, 13 October 2011 10:12

Police have released footage of a man riding an off-road bike with a no helmet and his toddler son sitting on the petrol tank. Ryan Ward was filmed riding on roads and footpaths by a police helicopter in Harpurhey, Manchester. He admitted child cruelty, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified in April but the film was only released yesterday after ...

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Police target demo

Steve Farrell, 26 September 2011 16:00

Police in Northumberland stopped 45 motorcyclists taking part in Sunday’s EU demonstration and issued them with warnings for allegedly riding in an anti-social manner. If they are deemed to be riding anti-socially again within the next 12 months, their bikes can be seized under the Police Reform Act. Chief Supt Gordon Milward said: "While the majority of bikers protested in ...

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Bike industry wants ‘damaging’ insurance ad pulled from TV

Steve Farrell, 23 September 2011 11:30

The motorcycle industry is calling for insurance ads featuring a biker injured in a crash to be withdrawn from TV. The Motorcycle Industry Association says the Aviva ads, shown during the ITV’s period drama Downton Abbey, are damaging its efforts to get more people into biking. The 10-second ads, referred to as ‘idents’, dramatise the real-life story an Aviva customer ...

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Rioters attack scooter rider

Steve Farrell, 17 August 2011 14:10

Rioters have been caught on film dragging a rider off his scooter and stealing it. The learner rider is seen being chased and grabbed around the neck as he tries to negotiate his way through rioting in Croydon, South London. One thug then drags him away while another picks up the scooter and rides off. Seconds later the thief falls off ...

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