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Diabetic biker banned for 60mph ride

Tom Rayner, 12 March 2007 10:27

A diabetic man has been banned from riding for six months after riding through a school zone as children were leaving at 60mph. Vasileios Georgiadis hopped on his bike after discovering there was no food in his home to raise his blood sugar levels, and raced through the streets of Paisley to find food to balance his glucose level. He was ...

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A registration fit for a king

Tom Rayner, 06 March 2007 14:56

Here’s a number plate fit for a future King of England – WIII REX (Latin for King William). The plate is currently up for sale on an internet auction site and is expected to make nearly £30,000. Although the plate might look great on Prince William’s Yamaha R1 it might blow his anonymity – the main reason he rides a ...

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The worst road in the UK

Tom Rayner, 06 March 2007 13:18

A poll of 4,000 motorists has revealed that the A12 (from Great Yarmouth  to London) is the worst road in the UK. According to those surveyed the road is littered with potholes and is frequently closed due to ongoing botch repairs. The second worst road was the M8 between Glasgow and Edinburgh followed by the A30 in Cornwall. 85 per ...

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YouTube speeder tells all

Tom Rayner, 19 February 2007 11:01

MCN spoke exclusively to Jeremy Parrott, the YouTube biker, who reckons he has been treated like: “a sex offender” or “bank robber” for a speeding offence. When Parrott posted video clips of his antics on board a 185mph Yamaha R1 Superbike on internet site YouTube the last thing he expected was a call from the Police and to face a ...

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Chinese break away

Tom Rayner, 13 February 2007 14:47

£700 for a brand new bike might sound like a real bargain but one MCN reader is warning fellow bikers to: “Beware of cheap Chinese imports”.George Nelson, from Southwark, South London, thought he’d found the Internet bargain of a lifetime. A brand new 125cc trail bike, on the road and ready to go for £700.But with less than 1,500 miles ...

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First bike orchestra

Tom Rayner, 31 January 2007 16:19

James Toseland led a band of bikers in Central London in the world’s first bike orchestra.He was accompanied by renowned conductor and award winning composer Stephen Montague who had devised a symphony with a difference – the orchestra will be accompanied by eight revving motorcycles!The musical masterpiece has been sponsored by Bennetts who are hoping to raise awareness of bikers ...

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Rammed by a bus

Tom Rayner, 24 January 2007 17:23

A biker was rammed from behind by a 12-ton bus in a furious road rage incident which temporarily closed the A26 in Kent.Ken Blythe from East Sussex was riding his Honda CB1300 down the A26 in Tunbridge Wells last November when he overtook a double-decker bus doing 40mph in a 60 zone.According to Blythe the bus driver attempted to sideswipe ...

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Avoid doppelgangers

Tom Rayner, 24 January 2007 11:12

In this week’s MCN, available form Wednesday, January 24, 2007, we ran the story of “doppelganger” bike theft, see page 11.MCN reader Graham Lace bought a second-hand Yamaha R1 for £4,500. An HPI check showed there was no outstanding finance, the bike was not stolen and that the VIN numbers matched those in the service manual.However, the bike Lace bought ...

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Beach booty on offer

Tom Rayner, 23 January 2007 14:09

The manager of a Devon BMW dealership reckons he has been inundated with calls offering him beach booty bikes dragged from the sea near Branscombe.When the stricken vessel Napoli shed its load in heavy storms a container carrying 30 brand new unregistered BMWs washed ashore – much to the delight of the scavengers waiting on the beach.Pete Armstrong, Sales Manager ...

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ITV polishes biker chicks

Tom Rayner, 22 January 2007 12:30

ITV is looking for “rough and ready” biker chicks for the latest series of “Ladette to Lady”.The show will take the leather-clad biker gals to a 1950s style finishing school to iron out their unruly ways.ITV reckons it’s looking for: “Hard-drinking, raucous, women who have gone totally off the rails and who’ve lost touch with their feminine ways.” If this ...


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