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Riders for Health auction paddock-passes for MotoGP

Emma Sulway, 26 March 2010 15:16

Riders for Health are currently auctioning weekend paddock-passes for 16 of the 18 rounds in this year’s MotoGP Championship. The British round and the new round at Motorland Aragon – which replaces the round in Hungary – are not included. Working on the same premise as eBay, buyers are asked to bid their highest price to win the sought-after passes. ...

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Men & Motors closing down

Emma Sulway, 26 March 2010 15:04

Digital TV channel Men & Motors will be closing down for good at 6am on April 1st. ITV – who own the channel – want to instead use the channel space for their HD broadcasts. The channel, which started broadcasting in 1996, enjoyed a brief spell on free-to-air digital television, but was soon replaced. Men & Motors has shown many ...

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Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show classic bike competition winners

Emma Sulway, 26 March 2010 14:56

The MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show’s annual classic bike competition was won this year by Colin Whyte. His 1958 Norton Dominator 99 won the ‘Cock ‘o’ the North’ trophy for ‘Best in Show’. The rest of the show’s winners were as follows: Category – Bike – Year – Owner Veteran ( - 1914) – Victoria – 1914 – Dave Stewart Vintage ...

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Wootton Bassett, Sunday 14th March: MCN wants your photos

Emma Sulway, 12 March 2010 14:24

Are you attending the ride-out for Afghan Heroes this Sunday in Wootton Bassett? If so, MCN needs your help. We want photos of all the day’s action: the bikes, the supporters and the ride-out. So get your cameras out because we will be printing a selection of the best photos from the day. Send your pictures to us at ...

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Vespa riders: From Margate to Land’s End for Help for Heroes

Emma Sulway, 12 March 2010 11:24

Vespa rider Paul King will be riding his Vespa T5 scooter outfit from Margate to Land’s End to raise money for Help for Heroes. On April 10th 2010 Paul and his family, alongside members of Modern Vespa, will be riding the 466 miles along the south coast of England. The group is being supported by Watsonian-Squire sidecar manufacturers. Riders wishing ...

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‘Ghostlids’ safety campaign launched in Maidstone, Kent

Emma Sulway, 11 March 2010 16:17

A new safety campaign aimed at 16-19-year-old riders was launched in Maidstone, Kent today. The ‘Ghostlids’ campaign is focused on teaching teenagers about how to ride safely. Posters featuring a ghostly white helmet are being put up around key crash sites in the area to highlight the young lives that have been affected by crashes. There have been 18 serious ...

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Freddie Spencer’s Championship bikes for sale

Emma Sulway, 11 March 2010 14:50

Freddie Spencer has put two of his championship-winning bikes up for sale. Specialist dealer RMD Motors has Spencer’s 1983 championship-winning NS500 Triple up for sale along with his NSR250 Twin which won him the double title in 1985. The bikes are being sold as a pair for an unknown price. They are expected to fetch a handsome sum due to ...

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Injured soldier takes first ride-out

Emma Sulway, 09 March 2010 16:32

Injured soldier and biker Andy Reid has completed his first ride-out as preparation for a Lands End to John O’Groats charity ride later in the year. The soldier lost both legs and an arm in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2009 and has battled back to fitness. Reid wants to ride from Lands End to John O’Groats on a specially ...

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Female racing prodigy shines at Daytona 200

Emma Sulway, 08 March 2010 16:41

Sixteen-year-old female rider Elena Myers finished seventh in her debut Supersport race at Daytona. Riding a Suzuki GSX-R600 she was the first non-Yamaha rider to finish. She said: “The first half of my first day here I was kind of scared of it [the thirty-one degree banking]. Once you figure out how to take advantage of it, it's pretty easy. ...


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