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Have you been affected by riots?

Steve Farrell, 09 August 2011 17:19

A mob dragged a motorcyclist from his £9000 superbike and made off with it during rioting in London yesterday. Andy Burt, 47, was riding his year-old Honda CB1000R home from work in central London just after 6pm when he stumbled into a developing riot in Peckham. The married father-of-two said: "I was warned before I left the office about trouble in ...

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Suzi Perry voted ‘dream pillion’

Steve Farrell, 05 August 2011 16:37

Suzi Perry is the woman most British bikers would like as pillion according to a poll.The 41-year-old Gadget Show presenter beat Beyonce, Cheryl Cole and Mega Fox to be voted number one ‘dream pillion’ for the second year running. The former BBC MotoGP presenter won 31% of the votes in a survey of hundreds of British bikers. Angelina Jolie was ...

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Help motorcycling and win a £10,000 bike!

Steve Farrell, 07 July 2011 15:50

MCN is offering readers the chance to win fabulous prizes including bikes worth £10,000 and £5000 while helping to protect motorcycling’s future. We’ve relaunched our MCN 1000 campaign which, together with the bike industry’s excellent Get On initiative, aims to get more bikers on the road. To take part, and win a guaranteed prize, you need to persuade someone to ...

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Riders urged to join high-vis demo

Steve Farrell, 30 June 2011 16:29

Motorcyclists have been urged to join a protest this Saturday against the threat of compulsory high-visibility vests and other restrictive new rules from Brussels. The Motorcycle Action Group is staging a demonstration rally in Birmingham against proposed anti-tampering rules to stop riders modifying their bikes across Europe and plans for compulsory day-glow bibs in France and Ireland.  A spokesman for ...

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Police bike theft squad axed

Steve Farrell, 23 June 2011 11:36

One of Britain’s last police stolen vehicle squads is to be closed from next year, leaving organised bike theft uninvestigated. The Metropolitan Police’s stolen vehicle squad will be disbanded from April 2012 due to budget cuts. The unit has been a powerful deterrent to organised criminal gangs that move around the country stealing bikes to order and dismantling them to ...

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The £26,000 tool kit

Steve Farrell, 03 June 2011 15:46

An online auction for a ‘large collection’ of Snap-on tools has reached over £26,000 with a day of bidding to go. The eBay lot includes hundreds of wrenches, sockets, c-spanners, ring spanners, pliers and screwdrivers. One bidder is from Australia and plans to fly to the UK to collect if he wins. The seller says he is a carpenter who ...

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Bike test rules relaxed

Steve Farrell, 16 May 2011 09:00

The motorcycle test has been changed in a bid to improve safety. Changes are introduced today to the off-road part of the exam in the hope of cutting the number of learners who crash taking it. It marks victory in an MCN campaign for a shake-up of the test after 45 learners crashed in the first nine weeks following its ...

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Courts “prejudiced” against bikers

Steve Farrell, 06 May 2011 15:12

A leading motorcycle group is demanding a Government investigation into “prejudice” of courts after a drink-driver got three years’ jail for killing a biker.  The Motor Cycle Action Group (MAG) says the sentence is too lenient and at odds with a string of high-profile cases in which riders have been jailed despite injuring no one. The group is calling for ...

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466 cameras axed

Steve Farrell, 15 April 2011 16:25

At least 466 speed cameras have been axed in the biggest reduction since they were introduced in1992. Speed camera authorities across the country have been forced to dramatically scale back enforcement following Government funding cuts. Most will also prosecute fewer of the offenders they catch and instead offer more £100 ‘speed awareness’ courses to claw back costs. Regions to axe ...

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Did traffic chicane kill two bikers?

Steve Farrell, 31 March 2011 17:25

Motorcycle groups are questioning the safety of traffic-calming chicanes after two riders were killed when a driver didn’t seen them. Claire Cooper, 26, was cleared of two counts of causing death by careless driving after she pulled into the right-of-way of experienced motorcyclists Andrew Burns, 45, and Wayne Walker, 39 The BMF and MAG say someone must be to blame for the two riders’ ...

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