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Long Way Down Q&A

Rob Hull, 14 August 2007 19:13

Last week Paul Caunce and Peter Elgin returned from a trip of a lifetime riding alongside Long Way Down stars Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.The pair paid over £10,000 each at this year’s Riders for Health Day of Champions to ride the last two days of the 15,000 mile adventure.Here are their thoughts on the activities out in South Africa. ...

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Bike sales hit by Britain’s bad weather

Rob Hull, 13 August 2007 15:51

A new report released by EurotaxGlass’s claims the level of sales in the used motorcycle market this summer has declined due to the recent shocking weather. EurotaxGlass’, the leading supplier of motoring business intelligence across 29 countries, say the poor weather conditions in the UK has pushed people to spend their money on going abroad instead of on a motorcycle ...

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John McGuiness tyre goes on sale

Rob Hull, 13 August 2007 12:05

Here is your chance to own a piece of road racing history – the tyre from John McGuiness’ 130mph TT record braking Honda CBR1000 Fireblade. The tyre is up for sale on a popular auction site along with a few other items all in aid to raise money for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.   Along with the tyre there is ...

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Paint My Ride competition winner

Rob Hull, 10 August 2007 15:26

Here is the winner of the Paint My Ride competition running with MCN over the past two months. Michael Manuel, owner of custom paint firm Paint My Ride, handpicked this entry from masses of designs sent to MCN. Winner Fiona Rickeard from Southampton will receive £1390 worth of custom painting tuition for free. Manuel said, “As the response was so ...

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Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman reveal Long Way Up is on the cards

Rob Hull, 09 August 2007 18:29

In an exclusive interview with MCN this week Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman revealed they are planning to do another riding documentary, if we want it to happen. The pair who last weekend finished their latest adventure, Long Way Down, taking the acting duo from John O’Groats to Cape Town in South Africa spoke to MCN this week about their plans for ...

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Ban bikes petition

Rob Hull, 08 August 2007 14:05

A new petition has been created on the 10 Downing Street website calling to ban the sale and use of motorcycles.The petition, which was set up on October 1 by a Peter A Jordan, says: “Motorbikes are dangerous to all road users, are frequently driven recklessly, and cause a disproportionate number of deaths and serious injuries. Their removal would benefit ...

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Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman reach Cape Town

Rob Hull, 05 August 2007 17:59

Eighty-five days after setting off from John O’Groats, actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman have completed their Long Way Down voyage by reaching Cape Town, South Africa. Three months and 18 countries had gone by when the duo crossed the finish line on Saturday afternoon against the spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain. When asked about the 15,000 mile journey Ewan McGregor said, “It’s been ...

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Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman begin final stint on Long Way Down

Rob Hull, 26 July 2007 11:16

Long Way Down stars Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are encountering the final stages of their motorcycle ride that culminates in Cape Town next week. In a live interview on the Chris Moyles show with Scott Mills this morning on BBC Radio 1, Ewan McGregor told how the pair were due to arrive in Namibia today.”We are currently in Botswana ...

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Stunt rider gets time

Rob Hull, 23 July 2007 13:00

A motorcycle stunt rider has been jailed for 10 months after speeding through speed cameras while performing tricks and gesturing. Christian Nicola Marchesani, 28, from Samson in Northwest Australia, pleaded guilty to four charges of reckless driving and two of riding while his motorcycle licence was suspended. He was already serving a seven-month suspension jail sentence for driving related offences. 

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Police biker attacked by motorist

Rob Hull, 23 July 2007 12:32

A Sussex Police Officer has been treated for injuries after a driver he attempted to stop reversed into his motorcycle. The motorcycle cop had indicated to a blue Ford Modeo to pull over in Littlehampton on the A259 when the driver reversed at high speeds into him knocking him and his motorcycle over.  The police sergeant received minor injuries and ...

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