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Exclusive MCN competition: Win Mac Tools toolbox and Nokia 6110 mobile phone with Long Way Down

Andy Downes, 03 October 2007 10:35

As well as offering an exclusive six-page serialisation of the new Long Way Down book, in this week's MCN (Wednesday, October 3, 2007), we have also got a stunning money-saving reader offer and the chance to win some incredible prizes. The Long Way Down adventure sees Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman heading off on their latest trip from Scotland to the ...

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DVLA’s secret talks on electronic tagging for motorcycles

Steve Farrell, 20 August 2007 12:12

DVLA is secretly consulting with number plate manufacturers on fitting all new motorcycle plates with electronic ID tags. The tags, or chips, would transmit details to roadside or handheld police readers, allowing us to be identified and tracked on the move. The current issue of MCN reveals how the DVLA has given number plate manufacturers a questionnaire which proposes fitting ...

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Video: Motorists lose speed camera ruling

Angus Farquhar, 29 June 2007 14:11

Two motorists have lost a ruling in the European Court of Human Rights that many were hoping would see the end of speed cameras. Watch the video below to see the reactions of one of the defendants, Idris Francis, as the news came through from Strasbourg and hear what it  means for motorcycle riders. Zoom & Watch more videos on ...

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Video: Britain's best underground stunt riders

Howard Boylan, 16 May 2007 06:30

We've captured a new breed of stunt riders on video, as the British 444 Riders prove it's not just Americans who can stretch the boundaries of sports bikes for the most extreme stunts. MCN met up with riders Lee Ludoski, Nick Storm, Toby Ryan and Glyn Johnson to see what has attracted the attention of at least one major manufacturer. ...

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'Brunstrom has torn my family apart'

Tom Rayner, 30 April 2007 16:26

In an exclusive interview with MCN, the brother of Mark Gibney said: “Richard Brunstrom has torn my family apart – he must be removed from power”. Paul Gibney told MCN how he is desperately trying to hold his family together following the news that Brunstrom showed horrific photographs taken after his brother’s accident to a room full of journalists. Gibney ...

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Toseland on a Blade vs Fifth Gear's Needell in a Civic Type R

Dan Thornton, 27 April 2007 13:50

Watch James Toseland and a Honda FireBlade take on Tiff Needell in Honda’s new Civic Type R. Motoring show Fifth Gear wanted to see if the new Civic was worthy of the ‘R’ badge, so what better test than taking on WSB star Toseland on the CBR1000RR around the Cadwell Park track? Watch our video to get a taster of ...

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Hours left to save bikes from road pricing

Steve Farrell, 13 April 2007 11:23

Today is your last chance to sign MCN’s petition against road pricing before it is given to Tony Blair. As this was written, the list of names had reached 4,411 and was still growing by the minute, with just hours to go before it’s due to be submitted to the Prime Minister. The online petition, on Number 10’s website, states: ...

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RoSPA misquoted in 'speed control' report

Steve Farrell, 29 March 2007 12:27

A spokeman from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has revealed the organisation has been misrepresented in the Fifth Report on the Government's Motorcycling Strategy. The report is the basis for new calls for motorcycle speed controls (see the related article below), and claims the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) had called for all bikes ...

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Hammond’s Latest

Richard Hammond, 07 March 2007 12:53

Fancy a sneak peek at next week’s Richard Hammond column? Here it is, and in this instalment the Telly star is getting all misty-eyed and book-worthy about a dim and distant past… ‘Spring is in the air and it’s time for us bikers to dash about  preparing ourselves for a long and idyllic summer devoted to all  things two-wheeled. It ...

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'Camera numbers will fall' - Roads Minister

MCN, 02 March 2007 15:38

Road minister Stephen Ladyman has said he believes camera numbers will fall under new funding rules from April. Fines will no longer go to local speed camera partnerships under the new rules, removing any incentive to issue as many speeding penalties as possible. The AA and RAC Foundation said two weeks ago that cameras could become a financial burden on ...

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