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Better roads are key to increasing safety

Michael Carroll, 04 June 2008 11:11

UK motorists believe that improvements to the quality of our roads would help to reduce accidents, a survey by the AA shows. Two inch potholes left untreated The AA questioned 17,481 motorists and found that 72% believed improvements to roads and junctions would help to increase safety, compared to 25% who thought that more traffic police is the way forward, ...

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Eastbourne Eagles speedway star fined for assault

Michael Carroll, 27 May 2008 11:20

Motorcycle speedway rider Lewis Bridger has been fined £1500 and ordered to pay £500 compensation, after admitting to an assault. The 18-year old Eastbourne Eagles rider appeared before Lewes Crown Court late last week and was charged following a punch-up in a nightclub, but avoided a spell in prison because of his success in speedway.  

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Ewan McGregor has a break from motorcycle adventures

Michael Carroll, 23 April 2008 12:46

If Charley Boorman is planning anymore globe-trotting motorcycle adventures in the near future, it looks like he’ll have to do without his pal Ewan McGregor after the actor told the BBC that he’d be taking a break from Long Way-style rides. Ewan McGregor said the Long Way Round and Long Way Down were like a tonic for the soul, but ...

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Richard Hammond takes to the road on custom Harley Davidson

Michael Carroll, 26 March 2008 13:44

Former MCN columnist and BBC Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond is back on two wheels, after taking delivery of a highly customised Harley Davidson Street Glide. The motorcycle was prepared by London-based dealer Warrs, and features a 200-section rear wheel, bespoke front and rear wings, Screamin Eagle 103 cubic inch motor, ram-charge air box, high-gloss black paint, colour coded front ...

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Unmarked police motorcycles set to patrol Welsh roads

Michael Carroll, 17 March 2008 13:15

Motorcyclists heading to Wales over the next four weeks should be on the lookout for unmarked police motorcycles, after the four police forces in the country launched a month-long safety campaign to cut the number of bikers killed on Welsh roads on Sunday. The All Wales Motorcycle Campaign would see the forces use unmarked camera bikes and cars, and helicopters, ...

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Big Trip special: All the reindeer and cod you can handle on Artic adventure

Dave Rawlings, 03 January 2008 01:00

Cambridge-based Fil Schiannini and wife Nikki thought they’d travel north for a touring holiday with a difference. Here Fil talks to MCN’s Events Editor Dave Rawlings about their Arctic adventure. My Dad is a geologist and has spent nearly all his working life in warmer, southern climes. When we decided to take a trip together on our R1200GS and K100RT ...

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Evel Knievel's heirs set to lose fortune

Ben Purvis, 04 December 2007 17:05

Evel Knievel's heirs could be out of pocket after former Knievel biographer Sheldon Saltman has finished with the stunt legend’s legacy. Knievel attacked him with a baseball bat in September 1977, having taken a dim view of Saltman’s unauthorised biography, which he said damaged his reputation by suggesting he was and alcoholic and a drug user. Saltman managed to get ...

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Riders for Health featured in The Times Christmas Campaign

Dan Thornton, 29 November 2007 10:14

Motorcycle charity Riders for Health (RfH) has been chosen as one of the three causes featured in an annual appeal by UK newspaper The Times. Riders provides essential transportation for health workers, supplying motorcycles, maintenance training and more to enable medical staff to be able to reach communities across Africa. Founded by Andrea and Barry Coleman, and former GP star and ...

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MV Agusta Brutale race series planned

Ben Purvis, 16 November 2007 11:51

MV Agusta has revealed a new one-make race series featuring the Brutale. The Brutale Challenge is intended to be a year-long series featuring 36 riders, winning cash prizes for each event and with the championship winner also taking home the bike he rode to victory. MV Agusta also hopes to attract enough female entrants to have a separate ladies’ class. ...

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Share your pictures and videos from MCN Live! at Butlins, October, 2007

Dan Thornton, 15 October 2007 12:38

Have you made it home from the MCN Live! event at Butlins in Skegness on October 12-15 2007 with pictures and videos from the weekend? Then why not share them with other MCN readers? Whether it's an unusual motorcycle you spotted, your mates in some interesting fancy dress, or you grabbed a picture with James Toseland, then we want to see ...

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