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Wonky road markings to be repainted

Chris Newbigging, 12 June 2007 12:30

Contractors in the New Forest are having to repaint the white lines on the A337 after an attempt to paint them in the dark left the lines wobbly. The line was rejected by the council, and will need to be repainted in daylight at the expense of the contractor.

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BMW to support service standard scheme

Chris Newbigging, 29 May 2007 14:00

BMW Motorrad has announced that is supporting the Automotive Technician Accreditation scheme in all its UK dealers. The scheme assesses all service technicians in dealerships to ensure that they are up to an agreed industry standard. The full BMW network will be part of the scheme by the end of the year. The project is also suported by Honda, Kawasaki ...

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Can you help Roy?

Chris Newbigging, 22 May 2007 09:21

MCN is looking for a good Samaritan to help another reader get out on his bike. Disabled biker Roy Tyler from Fleetwood, Lancs is looking for a local rider to take him out in his Ural 750 sidecar. Roy was given the outfit for Christmas, but unfortunately his friend who previously took him out is unable to continue, and Roy is ...

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Call to ban smoking and driving

Chris Newbigging, 15 May 2007 09:00

The Local Authority Road Safety Officers Association is calling to ban smoking while driving to cut accident rates. Simon Ettinghausen said last week that the forthcoming ban on smoking in public places may make it more tempting to smoke whilst driving.

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M1 is top congestion spot

Chris Newbigging, 14 May 2007 14:41

A report has shown that the most congested spot in the UK is the M1 from junction 6a to junction 11. Two spots on the M25 came second and third in the RAC/Trafficmaster report, and the fourth and fifth busiest spots were both on the M6.

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Test ride top Yamahas

Chris Newbigging, 10 May 2007 15:02

Yamaha is offering riders the chance to test ride a large selection of its range for free. You can choose from the R1, R6, FZ-1, FZ-1 Fazer, FZ-6 S2, FZ-6 S2 Fazer, FJR1300A/AS, TDM900, MT-01, MT-03, XVS1300 or XVS1900. All you need to do is fill out an evaluation form afterwards at participating dealers, and you’ll also be entered into ...

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Racing for fifty quid

Chris Newbigging, 27 April 2007 17:18

There isn’t much opportunity to do a day’s racing for £50, but that’s exactly what Daytona Motorsport are offering. At Daytona’s karting circuits at Sandown Park in Surrey and in Milton Keynes you can now race your mates on identical midi-motos. Unlike cramped mini motos which are pretty hard for adults to get on, the 110cc are a similar size ...

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Teen bike nuisance threated with confiscation

Chris Newbigging, 05 April 2007 09:59

Police are threatening a 19 year-old with confiscation of his off-road bike if he is caught damaging a local moor land area again. Police have already arrested the teenager once on April 1 after he was spotted damaging Staines Moor (which is home to several rare animals) and cautioned him for criminal damage and possession of cannabis. If he is ...

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Fatal crash exhibition

Chris Newbigging, 05 April 2007 09:55

An exhibition has just opened in Leeds depicting the aftermath of fatal crashes to convince motorists to drive carefully. The images are all staged by actors, and include accidents involving bikes. The exhibition at the Whitehall Waterfront is open until April 28, and will tour other venues across the country.

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Biker injured in hit-and-run

Chris Newbigging, 05 April 2007 09:50

South Wales police are searching for the driver of a silver Ford Escort who hit a biker and drove away from the scene. The accident happened at 9:27 on the evening of Sunday, April 1 2007, on the junction of Addison Road and Moorland Road in Port Talbot. Anyone with information should call 01792 456999.

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