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Potholes voted top hazard for bikers

MCN, 28 August 2014 11:59

Rubbish roads, stop-start traffic or selfish car drivers? What annoys you most about Britain’s roads? Back in April, MCN Compare conducted a quick survey to find out. The candidates for all the things that really grind bikers’ gears included lethal potholes, heavy traffic, speed cameras, red-light jumpers and drivers who just can’t get off their mobile phones. Unsurprisingly, potholes came ...

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What annoys you most in 2014?

MCN, 10 April 2014 09:09

Potholes, drivers paying more attention to their Facebook news feed than the road, bus lane regulations. What, as a biker, annoys you most in 2014? Vote for your biggest annoyance below, and don't forget to have a good moan about it in the comments section at the bottom.

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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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MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Filtering

Stefan Bartlett, 24 September 2012 16:30

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been looking at ways you can improve your riding style to make you a better biker. But whether it’s your first time on your bike or you’re going back to biking after some time away, here’s some advice to make you a better and smoother rider. This week, we’re look at filtering. By ...

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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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New MCN January 18: Rossi on thin ice?

Liam Marsden, 17 January 2012 09:50

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday January 18, we test the new Kawasaki Versys 100 against the BMW R1200GS and Triumph Tiger 1050. Can the inline-four cylinder Versys knock the R1200GS off the top spot? MCN's 2009 Yamaha R1 has covered 43,728 miles, been crashed twice and done 15 trackdays. So how does a modern bike fair ...

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Living with a Tiger

neil fitzgibbon, 13 January 2012 14:59

My Caspian blue Tiger 1050 was released to me on April 23, 2009 and now, two years 10 months later with 52,000 miles on the clock how has it behaved? In the main, fine As soon as I took delivery I had a long weekend to get the first service out of the way and gave it a decent run; London to ...

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Cycle group: Don’t let motorcycles in more bus lanes

Steve Farrell, 22 December 2011 16:52

A cycle group says local authorities should not copy London’s scheme of allowing motorcycles in bus lanes. The London Cycling Campaign says the trial should “act as a warning to other authorities” even though it has been deemed successful enough for the measure to be introduced permanently in the capital. The group claims the scheme has delivered no safety benefits. ...

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London’s bikes in bus lanes scheme made permanent

Steve Farrell, 21 December 2011 12:48

Motorcyclists have been granted permanent access to bus lanes in London, the capital’s transport authority announced today. The decision follows a three-year trial of the measure which has helped smooth traffic flow, cut emissions and reduce journey times according to Transport for London (TfL). Cycle collisions also fell significantly by 11.6% in the latter 18months of the trial compared to ...

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Bad drivers caught on film as helmet cam sales double

Steve Farrell, 18 October 2011 12:05

Bad drivers are increasingly likely to have their antics caught on camera and posted online as more and more motorcyclists routinely use helmets cameras. Sales of the devices have doubled in two years and risen 40% in the last 12months according to retailers. The small cameras can be stuck to side of helmets with suction cups and record up to ...


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