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TfL launches campaign to reduce bike accidents

MCN, 16 April 2014 16:49

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new motorcycle safety initiative it hopes will reduce the number of motorcyclsits killed and injured in the capital by 40% by the year 2020. TfL has targeted six ways it believes will further reduce the number of motorcycle accidents on London's roads, having already reduced the number of riders killed each year by ...

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Travelling to the London Motorcycle Show today?

MCN, 16 February 2014 10:19

The weather is looking pretty good, so maybe riding in and using our FREE bike parking is a plan? If you are travelling to the show by car though, please approach the venue from the East. For the offsite parking at £10 per day please follow signs for Beckton Park and Ride situated just past UEL (University of East London) ...

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More motorcycles could mean fewer casualties

Steve Hunt, 12 November 2013 16:49

According to a recent poll from the AA, 85% of drivers say that motorcyclists are 'hard to see'. The stats were presented by the current president of the AA, Edmund King, whilst addressing a motorcycling conference on 'Sharing The Roads' in London this week. Worringly the poll also found that 57% of all car drivers are 'often surprised' by a ...

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‘Grave concerns’ about graphic safety ad

Steve Farrell, 02 July 2013 09:47

A leading riders’ group has said it has “grave concerns” about a graphic new safety ad.  The cinema ad by Transport for London shows a motorcyclist lying on his back in the road. While paramedics work to save him, he says to the camera: “I’m going into cardiac arrest now. Silly place to overtake, really. Still, you live and learn ...

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Cycle lane cameras

Andy Davidson, 06 June 2013 10:04

London’s Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan has announced plans to set up CCTV cameras at cycle boxes and lanes to catch motorists entering them illegally. It is illegal for motorists to enter the Advanced Stop Lines, punishable by a £60 fine and three points. However, it can only be enforced by a police officer physically present at the time of the ...

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Ace 1200CR Street Special ridden

MCN, 10 May 2013 11:30

It’s a café racer, the acceptable face of Harley Sportster ownership, a two-wheeled AC Cobra and an exclusive limited edition. It’s also a celebration of 75 years of Britain’s most famous transport café and expensive. This café racer is a lot of things to a lot of people, but crucially, it’s fun. The Ace 1200CR Street Special was built by ...

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Calls for tougher enforcement as minister warns of £90 fine for driving on the phone

Steve Farrell, 10 May 2013 10:28

Plans to increase fines for using a phone while driving need to be backed up by tougher enforcement, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists. Fixed penalty fines for a variety of motoring offences will rise from £60 to £90, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has indicated. The new fine will apply to using a phone while driving, whether to make ...

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NY biking post Hurricane Sandy

robert harwood-matthews, 01 November 2012 16:40

In a city seemingly dominated by hipsters on Triumphs, city boys on Ducati's or BMW's and a handful of fairly loony, LED lit sportsbikes, the biker is still an outsider here in New York. It is in no way as mainstream as say Paris or London. There are no bike parking bays, removeable license plates are the norm, roads are ...

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Olympic ‘oversight’ over Games Lanes

Steve Farrell, 27 July 2012 17:08

Olympic organisers face criticism for excluding motorcyclists from Games Lanes reserved for athletes, officials and VIPs. The Motorcycle Action Group says it’s an “obvious oversight” because letting motorcyclists share the lanes would reduce congestion and emissions. Around 30 miles of Games Lanes opened last Wednesday to people directly involved in the Olympics. Anyone else who enters them risks a £130 ...

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Adventure bikes for me please

james stewart, 14 June 2012 16:01

I'll confess I'm a GS Adventure rider, but I have got my eyes on a shiny new 990 at the moment - awaiting test ride, then I'll make the choice. My GS has been nothing but bullet proof. I know it has a few achilles heels, such as the sidestand switch but overall I have a big grin when I ...

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