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Reclaim North Wales Facebook group tops 1700 members

Steve Farrell, 05 September 2009 09:00

A Facebook group supporting MCN’s Reclaim North Wales campaign has gained 1759 members and is growing by the hour. The group - which backs our bid to reclaim North Wales for motorcyclists from heavy-handed police – was only started a matter of days ago by MCN reader Mel Griffiths, 38. He said: “The response is a bit overwhelming to be ...

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Cycle group fights motorcycles in bus lanes

Steve Farrell, 09 July 2009 13:44

A cycle group has renewed a call for complaints about a trial of motorcycles in bus lanes despite growing evidence it hasn’t affected safety.  Six months into the 18-month trial Transport for London (TfL), the capital’s transport authority, has said it is not aware of a single collision between a motorcyclist and cyclist in a bus lane. Yet the London ...

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Rider casualties plummet

Steve Farrell, 29 June 2009 09:42

Nearly 100 fewer motorcyclists were killed in 2008 than the year before, latest government figures show. Rider deaths fell 16% in a year from 588 in 2007 to 493 last year. In casualty reduction terms it puts motorcyclists ahead of car drivers, who only saw a 12% fall in fatalities. Fatal and serious motorcyclist casualties fell 10%, from 6737 in ...

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Big Brother Sophie Reade was MCN Babe hopeful

Steve Farrell, 05 June 2009 16:30

Big Brother glamour girl Sophie Reade is a former MCN Babe hopeful, we can reveal. The 20-year-old put herself forward to join our model squad last year. See her entry bid here Sophie and her eye-catching 30GG assets have also appeared in Playboy and on the grid at British Superbikes in bike insurance firm Bennetts’ Babe Squad. She says on ...

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Greater threat of prisoner escape after police motorcycles axed

Steve Farrell, 15 May 2009 14:14

High security police operations including moving maximum risk prisoners will be hampered because the motorcycle fleet has been axed, according to rank and file officers.  Moving category A prisoners will take longer without bike escorts, prolonging the threat of ambushes by criminal gangs, according to the Police Federation.  VIP escorts and the safe movement of coaches of football fans to ...

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Comic Relief snubs disabled bikers

Steve Farrell, 09 March 2009 12:22

A Comic Relief film about disabled bikers was axed because programme makers did not want to be linked with motorcyclists, the head of a disabled bikers’ charity has claimed. Emma Freud, partner of Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis, blocked the film, saying: “Comic Relief should not be associating itself with bikers,” according to the National Association of Bikers with a ...

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Tuesday ‘most dangerous day of week’

Steve Farrell, 15 January 2009 17:37

Tuesday is the most dangerous day of the week for motorcyclists, according to insurer Bennetts. The firm’s annual report looked at claims in the year to July 2008 and found bike accidents would drop by nearly a quarter if we all spent Tuesdays in bed. Compare motorcycle insurance with MCN Surprisingly the weekend was found to be when fewest accidents ...

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New test launched in Northern Ireland

Steve Farrell, 17 December 2008 14:38

A new-style motorcycle test has been launched in Northern Ireland. Learner riders there must now pass three tests – a theory test, a manoeuvres test and a practical on-road test. Previously riders have had to pass the theory test and an on-road test only. The new examination includes slow moving exercises, riding in a curve at 30kmh (19mph) and an ...

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Vigilante biker reports speeders to police

Steve Farrell, 29 October 2008 10:15

A vigilante motorcyclist has revealed how he rides dead on the speed limit, films bikers who overtake and hands the footage to police. Riding instructor Jeff Smith uses a helmet-mounted camera to film continuously for up to three hours while riding his ex-police Honda Pan European. The 62-year-old from Southampton said: “I record all the idiots that, while I’m doing ...

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Cops cut up dumped bike

Steve Farrell, 15 October 2008 15:08

Police found a bike whose owner they could not trace – and cut it to pieces in a show of zero tolerance for “anti-social” motorcycling. The tatty but classic Kawasaki Z550 was butchered with an angle grinder after officers found it dumped with a false number plate.   By the look of the picture, they didn’t even remove the fluids before ...

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