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Video: Hold tight and pray… MCN man’s Cal Crutchlow pillion ride

Steve Farrell, 09 June 2011 13:55

I have never done a track day or got my knee down and think the 47bhp made by my BMW G650GS is plenty. So I was the obvious choice in MCN’s office to stick on the back of a 180bhp superbike ridden by Britain’s only MotoGP racer on one of the fastest circuits in the sport’s calendar. The idea is ...

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Video: 140mph speeding biker

Steve Farrell, 27 May 2010 16:30

Footage of a speeding motorcyclist hitting 140mph has been released by police. Kent Police says the rider is one of several caught using its unmarked video bikes.The force has released the footage as a warning ahead of the Ace Café’s Margate Meltdown run on Monday.      A spokesman said a 37-year-old-man from Eccles was banned for 12 months, ordered to ...

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Video: Maddison jumps Tower Bridge

Steve Farrell, 13 July 2009 17:37

Well that’s one way to cross Tower Bridge when you’re in a hurry. Freestyle motocross legend and stunt god Robbie Maddison caused shock and awe with this amazing stunt at 2.55am on Monday.     The 27-year-old Australian performed a back-flip between the draw bridges, 30 metres over the Thames. Maddison, who holds the world motorcycle jump record of 106.9 metres, had ...

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New optical illusion motorcycle safety advert

Steve Farrell, 18 March 2009 14:57

A new motorcycle TV safety advert uses optical illusions to warn drivers how carefully they need to look for motorcyclists at junctions. The Transport for London ad was devised after psychologists found people mistakenly thought smaller objects would take longer to reach them than larger ones, even those moving at the same speed. This 'size arrival effect' could explain accidents ...

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Speed control Danish-style

Steve Farrell, 30 October 2008 13:26

Here’s one European speed control measure we wouldn’t mind the UK sharing. Topless babes wave speed limit signs at motorists in an initiative from the Danish Road Safety Council. The ‘speed control bikini bandits’ are seen slowing traffic to well within the posted speed limit in a short film made the council. The council says the aim of the tongue-in-cheek ...

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The clip speed camera bosses and the BBC wouldn’t allow us to see

Steve Farrell, 27 October 2008 16:07

Video said to show speed cameras causing crashes has been obtained by MCN after the BBC and camera bosses refused to supply it. Two clips show cars crashing due to sudden braking as drivers realise they are being targeted by a speed camera. The BBC reporter says of one: “He jams on his brakes when he sees the speed truck, ...

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BBC and speed camera bosses lampooned for hiding crash video

Steve Farrell, 10 October 2008 11:57

Speed camera bosses and BBC officials hiding a video of crashes at camera sites have been lampooned in a satirical cartoon by an MCN reader. The two-minute animation shows a speed camera van zapping motorists until one brakes heavily, causing a crash. Camera staff then whisk the tape away and stash it in a safe marked ‘crash video, top secret’. ...

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140mph chase was ‘safe’

Steve Farrell, 08 October 2008 17:20

A shocking video has shown an unmarked police motorcycle hitting 96mph in 30mph zone with no siren or emergency lights. Police says the deadly tactic was necessary to ‘gather evidence’ on speeding rider Michael James Collins, 22, from Beckenham, Kent. The video, shot from the police bike, shows a 15 minute high-speed pursuit on rural and urban roads. At one ...

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Bikers declare Gatso jihad

Steve Farrell, 22 July 2008 11:56

Two bikers have made headlines by setting fire to a roadside speed camera and posting footage of it burning on YouTube in a clip entitled “Gatso Jihad”. The pair, on a distinctive Rizla Suzuki replica GSX-R1000, are shown setting light to a tyre placed around the neck of the camera, a practice known as “necklacing”, and staying to watch it burn in ...

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Video: Horse box speed camera – the proof

Steve Farrell, 31 March 2008 14:35

Here’s the proof that police are using a speed camera disguised as a horse box to trap motorcycles.  MCN reveal North Wales Police will use horse box The sneaky new speed camera was spotted on Sunday on a 60mph road at Maenan, near Llanrwst, North Wales, hunting ground of notorious police chief Richard Brunstrom.  North Wales Police refused to comment on the ...

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