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Britain's oldest bikers

Andy Downes, 16 August 2007 12:30

Ten of Britain’s oldest bikers have been recruited by insurance company Bennetts to share some of their experience that totals 689 years and covered more than half-a-million miles between them. Bennetts conducted a nationwide search to find Britain’s oldest bikers to act as ‘special advisors’ to the firm. The four eldest found were ex-bike dealer Cyril McCaw Hopwood, 93, Sid ...

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Win a copy of the new Barry Sheene book

Andy Downes, 16 August 2007 11:29

A new Barry Sheene biography is now on sale – the first to be written with the full cooperation and backing of his widow Stephanie and his best mate and team-mate Steve Parrish. And you could be in with a chance of winning one of 25 of the copies Barry Sheene of the new biography, signed by authors Steve Parrish ...

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MCN Brno run arrives home after 2100 miles on a Kawasaki Z1000

Andy Downes, 24 July 2007 10:42

MCN Feature Editor Andy Downes has returned home after riding his Kawasaki Z1000 to the World Superbike round at Brno at the weekend. Here's his final report after arriving home. "Got back home at 7.30pm on Monday night after stopping on Sunday in Wurzburg, Germany at a lovely hotel just off the motorway that even had secure garages. We totally ...

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MCN's Brno run finally arrives

Andy Downes, 21 July 2007 15:36

MCN Features Editor Andy Downes has finally arrived at Brno, just in time to catch the practice for Sunday's race. "We finally arrived in Brno after 1100 miles with conditions varying from 41 degree celcius heat to hailstones as big as gobstoppers! It was me not the Kawasaki Z1000 that was wilting by the time we arrived at our hotel. "A ...

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Chunnel delays and fuel crisis for MCN's Brno run

Andy Downes, 20 July 2007 10:16

MCN Features Editor Andy Downes is only hallf way on his run to Brno for the World Superbike races this weekend but has already had two major crises. The first occured before they'd even left the country: "We nearly missed our Eurostar after customs took a dislike to us and took us aside as a potential terrorist threat and searched ...

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MCN staff heads to Brno World Superbikes on longterm Kawasaki Z1000

Andy Downes, 19 July 2007 16:56

MCN's Features Editor Andy Downes is off to the Brno round of World superbikes this weekend on his longterm Kawasaki Z1000. Here's the first of his updates from the trip "Just packing the my long termer Kawasaki Z1000 and leaving to ride with my mate Tommo for the Brno round of the World Superbike series. Right now we are heading ...

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Exclusive pictures: Ducati Desmosedici RR up close

Andy Downes, 19 June 2007 13:40

MCN was granted exclusive access to the road-going version of Ducati’s DesmosediciRR last week – more than two weeks before the completely finished bike will be seen for the first time at World Ducati Week in Italy. MCN reporter Andy Downes was given the chance to see inside the world famous factory with his tour guide non other than Ducati ...

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Video: Suzuki B-King ridden at Isle of Man TT

Andy Downes, 07 June 2007 12:27

John Reynolds gave the Suzuki B-King its first public appearance when he rode it in a parade lap of the Douglas seafront during the Isle of Man TT festival. Check out the video below to see the bike break cover as part of the 100th TT celebrations and read what onlookers thought of it in the June 6 edition of MCN. ...

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Your favourite roads and why

Andy Downes, 06 June 2007 09:00

What’s your favourite road in your county? We need to know what you rate as the best bit of road for riding your bike and why. All you need to do is list the road or roads you use for fun the most and the reasons why it’s your favourite. Is there a great series of corners? Or maybe the ...

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Are you a bike collector?

Andy Downes, 29 May 2007 15:06

Are you one of Britain’s secret bike collectors? Do you have a garage full of bikes and no real explanation of where they all came from? If so, MCN want to hear from you because we are trying to find the most amazing private collections never seen before. Don’t worry about security because we totally understand no one wants their ...

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