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Rob McElnea and Jamie Dobb to do Scottish Six Day Trial

Andy Downes, 25 March 2010 14:05

Former world champion motocrosser Jamie Dobb and British Superbike boss and ex-500GP racer Rob McElnea will both be competing in the gruelling Scottish Six Day Trial in May.    The two former racers will be among the 275 starters on Monday May 3, to negotiate what is still one of the most feared events on the global motor sport calendar The ...

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Carole Nash boss to walk to North Pole for charity

Andy Downes, 23 March 2010 11:04

The boss of Britain’s biggest motorcycle insurance firm is to walk to the North Pole to raise funds for Riders for Health and the Brain and Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC). David Newman, chief executive of Carole Nash, is to brave temperatures as low as minus 40C when he attempts to trek 70 miles across Arctic Ocean ice to reach the ...

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We need your pothole pictures and stories

Andy Downes, 15 March 2010 14:20

MCN needs your pothole stories and pictures as part of an in-depth national investigation into the reported two million potholes littering the UK roads. If you have seen a massive and dangerous pothole then we need the pictures as proof of the state of the UK roads and we will use it as evidence to make sure the problems are ...

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End of free healthcare for visitors to the Isle of Man

Andy Downes, 20 January 2010 13:22

Anyone who visits the Isle of Man is going to have to pay for healthcare outside of emergency treatment following the confirmation of the end of the Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement. A delegation of Isle of Man politicians met with British Government Secretary of State for Health Andy Burnham yesterday where it was confirmed the RHA would be ending at the ...

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Valentino Rossi snowbound

Andy Downes, 08 January 2010 15:49

This massive Valentino Rossi snow sculpture won a recent competition for snow artists in the Italian town of Selva di Val Gardena. The theme for 2009 was International Sports Personalities and this work of snow art was done by Samuel Perathoner to take the win with a second Rossi work – this time in profile – took second place for ...

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Lebanon gets new firefighting scooter

Andy Downes, 08 January 2010 12:30

The narrow alleyways of ancient Lebanon in the Middle East have created a need for a new scooter-based firefighting vehicle. The scooter will be used in Sidon and has hoses, ladders, stretchers and first aid kits to contain any fire that might erupt in Sidon’s narrow souks, where it would be difficult for a fire truck to enter. The scooter ...

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Tron Lightcycle life-size replica

Andy Downes, 15 December 2009 16:37

This mad-looking bike is a life-size replica of the Lightcycles that will star in the new Tron Legacy movie which will be out soon. Tron was a big hit back in the 1980s and saw digital Lightcycles racing around inside a computer-generated world. A modern sequel to the original 1982 movie, it sees Jeff Bridges returning along with his son ...

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Donington Park owner dies

Andy Downes, 02 November 2009 15:15

Tom Wheatcroft, the man who took Donington Park from a wrecked World War II airfield to a venue good enough for a Formula One race in 1993 has died aged 87 after a long illness. Wheatcroft bought the track in 1971 for £100,000 and spent two decades renovating the track with the dream of hosting an F1 race. He also ...

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Eight motocross bikes stolen from Pidcock Honda

Andy Downes, 16 October 2009 13:59

Thieves have stolen eight brand new motocross bikes belonging to Pidcock Honda from a farm just hours after the bikes were used for the UK press launch of the 2010 model range. Seven Honda CRF250Rs and one Honda CRF450 – all in red and white colour schemes – were taken from a farm in Derbyshire after the lorry containing them ...

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Solar roads to generate heat, light and stay dry

Andy Downes, 18 September 2009 15:33

An American scientist has been given a grant by the US Department of Transportation to carry on work on his idea of roads that generate solar power to create LED light and keep warm to fend off ice. Solar Roadways owner Scott Brusaw has been given £100,000 to research the idea further. He reckons the solar roadway idea could provide ...

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