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Road sign 'art' removed after driver confusion

Chris Newbigging, 15 July 2007 09:30

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 will ...

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MCN's motorcycle video clip of the day

Dan Thornton, 06 July 2007 12:10

When we're not working flat out to bring you the latest new and sport on this site and the print editions of Motor Cycle News, there's nothing more fun than searching out interesting, funny, or just plain bizarre motorcycle videos. And we're hoping that if we share our favourite motorcycle videos with you, then you'll return the favour. If you've ...

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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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Mini bike rider loses bike after two days

Chris Newbigging, 12 June 2007 12:24

A 14-year-old boy had his mini-bike seized by police just two days after paying £90 for the machine. An officer responding to complaints about the boy riding the bike in a public area whilst not wearing a helmet claimed to have almost collided with the bike as it came around a bend on the wrong side of the road. His ...

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Record burnout attempt falls short

Chris Newbigging, 08 June 2007 10:22

The Guinness World Record Burnout attempt at Bushy’s beer tent fell short of the 107 riders needed to take the record on Thursday, June 7, 2007. Only a handful of riders turned up for the attempt in the stunt area, but as these pictures show it didn’t stop the hopefuls enjoying the attempt!    

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Chuckle Brother chucks it

Chris Newbigging, 02 May 2007 15:35

MCN doesn’t advocate laughing at fallen bikers, but you can’t help but smirk at Chuckle Brother Paul Elliot’s two-wheeled tale. On a family holiday on the Greek Island of Kefalonia, Paul fell off a hired bike after rounding a corner and being faced with a family of goats blocking the road. He lost control attempting to brake avoid the group, ...

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Detour outrage

Tom Rayner, 24 April 2007 08:58

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.

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Mini-crosser copper crash

Rob Hull, 20 April 2007 07:00

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 ...

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UK's shortest yellow line

Rob Cooper, 17 April 2007 11:22

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.

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Cops on minibikes

Andy Downes, 11 April 2007 12:19

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 ...

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