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MCN donation pays for new bike for Riders for Health

Chris Newbigging, 18 May 2009 10:57

Motorcycling charity Riders for Health has received a new bike paid for by MCN readers that will deliver medical supplies to remote African villages. MCN Editor Marc Potter handed the cheque for £3495 to RfH founders Barry and Andrea Coleman in April, and has now been spent on a new Yamaha AG100. The bike is already in service helping save ...

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Free vouchers with Michelin 2CT tyres

Chris Newbigging, 30 April 2009 13:28

Michelin is giving away £20 of vouchers to be used in high-street shops with any set of Power One, Pilot Power 2CT or Pilot Road 2 tyres. The tyres have to be bought and fitted between 15 May and June 30, and you’ll need to fill out a claim form from www.michelin.co.uk. The Love-2-Shop vouchers can be used in various ...

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Yamaha and Honda begin anti-collision technology test

Chris Newbigging, 25 February 2008 16:16

Yamaha and Honda are to join 12 car manufacturers in tests of new technology designed to prevent drivers making manoeuvres that endanger motorcyclists. The tests are being conducted by Japan’s Construction and Transport Ministry on public roads in Tochigi, Kanagawa, Aichi and Hiroshima prefectures, and the technology is being introduced in the hope that it will reduce rear-end shunts, head-on ...

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Ireland to get lower drink-driving limit

Chris Newbigging, 24 October 2007 10:04

Motorists in the Republic of Ireland could soon be facing lower drink driving limits if a new law is passed early next year. The current standing of 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood has been proposed to be reduced to 50ml of alcohol, leaving those who have as little as a glass of wine or half a pint of ...

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Steve Hislop accident inquiry date announced

Chris Newbigging, 10 September 2007 10:04

The fatal accident inquiry into the death of former British Superbike champion Steve Hislop will begin on December 11, 2007, at Jedburgh Sheriff Court. Steve Hislop was killed in 2003 when his helicopter crashed into a hillside near his hometown of Hawick in Scotland. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch report published in 2005 attributed the crash to the rotor blades ...

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Show us your bike in the flood

Chris Newbigging, 23 July 2007 11:32

MCN is looking for the hard-core bikers using their motorcycles in the flood – so we want you to send us your pictures. We’ll publish all pictures you send on motorcyclenews.com, and the best images will make it in to the next issue of MCN. Send your pictures to chris.newbigging@emap.com.

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New driver licensing recommendations

Chris Newbigging, 19 July 2007 12:14

New car drivers are to be bound by a list of tough regulations designed to stop the number of accidents they ar einvolved in, a House of Commons Transport Committee has said. In a report released today, the committee said a series of new regulations and restrictions on new drivers were in order.The 65-page report makes a series of recommendations to reduce ...

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Can you help with moped fundraiser?

Chris Newbigging, 16 July 2007 14:09

Motorcycle News reader Stuart Stocks is looking for sponsorship for his trip to the Nurburgring in aid of Enduro Africa.   Stuart is riding a Webbs Yamaha prepared Yamaha T80 Townmate (similar to but less popular than a Honda C90) to the infamous German toll road to raise money for his Enduro Africa campaign later this year, and hopes to ...

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Road side 'art' removed after driver confusion

Chris Newbigging, 16 July 2007 11:27

A roadside sculpture made of ten different road signs has been removed over allegations it caused driver confusion and even accidents. The arrangement in Ashford, Kent was created by artist Michael Pinsky to mark the scrapping of the ring road, and the ten signs include both ‘no entry’ and ‘one way street signs’. Over 100 people complained, and the sculpture ...

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Indiana Jones makes his comeback - on a motorcycle

Chris Newbigging, 16 July 2007 11:05

Fictional hero Indiana Jones is returning to the silver screen on a motorcycle, leaked pictures and video has shown. ‘Indy’ returns in Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods (the name is currently a working title), and in the opening scene Jones is teaching a university class, when he hears noise outside. See amateur spy videos of the motorcycle ...

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