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Detour outrage

Thousands of motorists were left fuming last week when a 20-mile diversion brought them right back round to where they started. The detour was set up by contractor Amey as part of a £25million improvement to the M8 near Glasgow airport. Amey has launched an inquiry to discover why road users were sent on a 30-minute loop.

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 24 April 2007

Mini-crosser copper crash

This short clip of a female police officer careering into a filing cabinet only hit YouTube a month ago and has already had over 37,000 hits. The video, claimed to be of a Belgian police force by the individual who posted the clip, shows the woman revving the mini-crosser in the office before taking off towards the cabinet and flipping ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 20 April 2007

UK's shortest yellow line

An 18 inch yellow line has been painted between two parking bays in Highbury, North London. The line, roughly the length of one motorcycle wheel, is to separate the public parking bay from the resident’s bay. Council chiefs insist that no one has received a ticket so far.

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 17 April 2007

Cops on minibikes

The combination of police and minibikes usually revolves around teenagers being served with ASBOs – but this is Durham police’s own fleet of fully-liveried minimotos! The force has created the BikeWise Minibike Club to try and cut down on the number of minimotos being ridden illegally on the road or on public land. Sgt Bob Brown said: “We’ve had so much ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 11 April 2007

Red sheep entertain drivers

A farmer has decided to “brighten things up” for motorists on the M8 in West Lothian by painting his flock of sheep red. The sheep, which graze in a field next to the road, have caused a stir with passers-by according to farmer Andrew Jack. ”The dyes are obviously animal friendly and we are now considering replacing them with pink sheep ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 07 April 2007

Burning sensation for Brough owner

£32,000 for a bike is a lot – you’re looking at Desmosidici RR and Honda NR750’s for that sort of money. But a telephone bidder at the end of March decided he wanted to spend his £32K on the charred remains of a 1920’s Brough Superior SS80. The Ledbury salesroom were gob smacked when the telephone bid came through for ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 06 April 2007

Hammond's "truly terrible" music debut

Richard Hammond is joining his fellow Top Gear stars in a band for Comic Relief this Friday in what he describes as a “truly f**king terrible performance”. MCN columnist Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May are barred from revealing any further information about the Comic Relief performance because they don’t want to spoil this surprise part of Top Gear of the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 12 March 2007

Top Gear slashes Ducati

MCN columnist Richard Hammond has vowed to keep on trying to get bikes on the Top Gear cool wall despite co-host Jerermy Clarkson taking a chainsaw to a picture of a Ducati 1098 on Sunday. Hammond wanted to make the 1098 the first bike to be included on the wall in the show aired on Sunday, February 18, 2007, but ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 19 February 2007

Cutting edge of biking

Ever wanted to hear what a chainsaw powered motorcycle sounds like? Check out this clip of the German Dolmar bike powered by 24 chainsaw engines – all of which need to be started individually. Click here to listen

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 16 January 2007

Video: Sepang monsoon

Torrential rain has flooded parts of the track at Sepang, putting a halt to the MotoGP test - see our exclusive video report.   MCN MotoGP reporter Matthew Birt is in Malaysia to follow the test and he sent back these incredible shots showing just how much water has covered the track.   Watch Matthew’s report on the screen below or click ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 07 December 2006

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