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Can-Am Spyder first ride

If the three-wheeled Cam-Am Spyder were a person you met, the first thing it would say is: "I'm not a motorcycle, you know." The second thing would be: "Are you aware that I'm not a motorcycle?" At the launch of the latest version in Marbella, Spain, last week, journalists were made to sign a declaration before going anywhere near it, ...

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  • 12 March 2013

New £1.3million Think! Motorcycle campaign launched

The Government has launched a new £1.3million campaign to get drivers to look out for riders at junctions. Radio and petrol station ads will run from now until May urging drivers to take longer to look for riders. Ads will also appear on Video On Demand TV, aimed particularly at young drivers.  The campaign tells drivers to ‘see the person ...

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  • 11 March 2013

Deer threat to road safety

There are more deer in the UK than at any time since the Ice Age, according to a study highlighting the threat to road safety. Deer populations need to be culled by as much as 60% just to keep numbers stable, according to research by the University of East Anglia. A spokeswoman for the university said: “In the absence of ...

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  • 08 March 2013

Death crash policewoman resigns

A policewoman who caused a crash that killed a motorcyclist while talking on her phone has resigned. Collette Carpenter stepped down after the Crown Prosecution Services’ decision not to charge her was reported in the national press. Carpenter was talking on her phone when she pulled into the path of motorcyclist David Bartholomew, 54, an inquest heard. But the CPS ...

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  • 01 March 2013

Directors of collapsed adventure firm set up new companies using similar name

The directors of a motorcycle adventure firm which folded after keeping £120,000 of charity donations have each registered a new company with a similar name. Global Enduro went into administration after failing to pass on customers' donations to charity dating back to 2011. The donations were taken by the firm on the understanding they would be distributed between four charities ...

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  • 19 February 2013

Death crash policewoman escapes charges because ‘phone was in her lap’

A policewoman who caused a crash that killed a motorcyclist while talking on her phone has escaped prosecution after saying the device was in her lap. The Crown Prosecution Service says there is not enough evidence that Collette Carpenter, 23, committed an offence. Carpenter, a special constable who has handed out at least six fines for using a phone while ...

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  • General news
  • 19 February 2013

£1.2 million ‘Think Bike’ campaign this spring

Drivers will be told to look out for bikes in a £1.2mllion government campaign this spring.  The ‘Think bike’ campaign will run from March to April, to coincide with many riders returning to the roads after winter.  The Department for Transport plans to spend more on the initiative than almost any other road safety campaign this year. Funding of £1.275million ...

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  • 07 February 2013

All test cheats are drivers

Hundreds of learner drivers a year get someone else to take their test for them while not one motorcyclist attempts the scam, government figures show. Suspected impersonators sat 455 practical tests and 1469 theory tests in 2011/12 – an average of five a day - but all of the cheats were drivers. A Driving Standards Agency spokeswoman said: ‘I can ...

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  • 05 February 2013

Adventure firm kept £122,000 of charity donations

A motorcycle adventure firm used by Princes William and Harry has kept up to £122,000 belonging to charities.  Global Enduro went into administration last week having failed to pass on customers’ donations dating back to 2011 to four charities including Prince Harry’s Sentebale, supporting orphans in Lesotho. Participants in a rally each October called Enduro Africa were required to raise £1500 ...

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  • 04 February 2013

The Ten Worst Safety Innovations

Over the years there's been some interesting, awful, and downright dangerous suggestions made to make biking safer, from researchers, manufacturers and government. We've compiled our top ten worst safety innovations. 1. RoofsGive a motorcycle a roof and what you have is no longer a motorcycle. And anyone can make something safer by turning it into something else. You might as well ...

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  • 03 February 2013

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