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Friendly warning about Sandbach roads

A friendly warning for other bikers who have the mis-fortune of having to pass through Sandbach, Cheshire. If you come in to the area on the 'by-pass' you will first come throught the lights. The road here is now 22 years old and starting to wear. However, take care at the first roundabout you come to - there are several areas ...

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  • 29 April 2007

Pan Europeans pose "serious" risk says coroner

A coroner speaking at the inquest of a deceased police motorcyclist says that Honda Pan Europeans pose a “serious and continual” threat to lives.Coroner Dr James Adeley said he intends to write to every chief constable in England and Wales warning them of the “catastrophic result” which can occur with the Honda motorbike.The inquest in Lancaster heard Pc Shreeve lost ...

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  • 27 April 2007

Crashed because of a bad road

Driving to work along the A2 southbound from Chatham, Kent on April 12, 2007 at abuot 3.30 in the morning. The weather conditions were good, but as the time suggests it was dark. I left the A2 at the M25 junction turning right at the roundabout going towards the Dartford Tunnel on the M25 taking the last junction going to Erith ...

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  • 23 April 2007

Worst road in Sussex

Here is a copy of an email sent to West Sussex county council about the state of our roads: Dear Ms Scarratt, Thank you for your reply. With respect, this whole issue is about what can be considered acceptable and what can actually be described as disgraceful. No other road in any county would be permitted to remain in such ...

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  • 20 April 2007

MCN needs your help

Have you had trouble booking ferry crossings just because you’re a biker? Has a ferry company ever refused to take your booking because you’re travelling on a bike? Have you ever had your bike damaged during a ferry crossing? If you have, we’d like to hear your tales. Tell us what happened. Just send us a brief outline of your ...

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  • 18 April 2007

M3 / M25 junction - The worst road I know

The worse road I know for motorbikes is not some suburban or even urban street, but the southbound M3 at its junction with the M25. The 'day joints' in the tarmac have been breaking up for seven or eight years now and are somewhere between 3" and 12" wide. What makes this so bad is that most traffic is either travelling at ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • 10 April 2007

Disgraceful Derbyshire road

I have seen your pothole voting story and had to let others know about the junction of Carr Lane to Northern Common in Dronfield Woodhouse, Derbyshire. It is an absolute disgrace and it is only a matter of time before someone comes a cropper at this junction due to its terrible state of repair.

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  • 05 April 2007

My Triumph spoke problems

There's been a lot written about this problem with Triumph Bonneville spokes breaking - here is my experience. I bought a new T100 Bonneville from Ongar MC's in Jan 2005. Last Spring I noticed that a spoke had broken on the rear wheel. Took it to dealer in York - A1 Moto - who said they would contact Triumph for ...

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  • 03 April 2007

Vote for your worst road in the UK

MCN’s inbox has been swamped with pictures of your tatty tarmac – now we want you to choose the worst and MCN will repair it. Take a look at these examples of appalling asphalt and vote for your winner. We'll then arrange for the winner to be fixed with the new bike-friendly road repair system we trialed recently. Click here to ...

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  • 03 April 2007

MCN repairs potholes

MCN spent a day repairing potholes using a revolutionary new technique that is quicker, cheaper and lasts longer than conventional methods. Unlike the traditional pothole repairs in which hot tar is dropped into a pothole, flattened with a jack hammer and sealed with the slippery over banding this new technique, developed by a company called ASI, is much safer for ...

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  • 22 March 2007

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