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Suzi Perry voices support for National Motorcycle Week

James Sharpe, 06 July 2010 12:27

Former MotoGP presenter Suzi Perry is backing National Motorcycle Week, and encouraging more people to get into riding through the Get On campaign. Get On, the nationwide campaign by the Motorcycle Industry Association, is supporting the National Motorcycle Week, encouraging more people to get on two-wheels, and Perry thinks it’s a great way of getting people to give it a ...

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Biking celebs complete National Road Rally

James Sharpe, 05 July 2010 12:38

Former Hollyoaks actor and bike nut Stuart Manning completed the Express Insurance National Road Rally at the weekend, along with road racer James McBride and 650 other entrants. Manning completed the 120-mile Sunrise Rally, which had a 4.30am start, on a KTM RC8 to raise money for Mencap, while other entrants competed on a range of motorcycles, scooters and sidecars.  ...

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Crackdown on Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras

James Sharpe, 05 July 2010 11:52

Home Secretary Theresa May has ordered a review of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras, which could see restrictions put in place on their uses and who can access the images. The ANPR system takes a photograph of the number plate, and allows authorities to follow the vehicle for hundreds of miles. All details are logged on a central database. However ...

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Bulldog Bash organisers welcome ‘sensible’ policing

James Sharpe, 25 June 2010 12:14

The organisers of the 2010 Bulldog Bash have welcomed moves by police to end the stop and search operations that were present at the last two events. For the 2008 and 2009 events there was a network of road closures, causing chaos for locals as well as showgoers, and visitors to the event were shepherded into a lay-by near the ...

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England game live at Mallory

James Sharpe, 24 June 2010 13:57

Mallory Park has confirmed that visitors to the fifth round of the MCE British Superbikes this Sunday won’t miss any of England’s World Cup action, thanks to a big screen located on top of the main spectator bank on the start/finish straight. England’s next world cup fixture is a last 16 tie with Germany, and Mallory Park bosses decided to ...

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Tom Cruise’s Ducati is an Aprilia!

James Sharpe, 24 June 2010 11:04

The Ducati Hypermotard in Tom Cruise’s new film Knight and Day isn’t what it seems. American bike journalist Wes Siler spotted this picture of the Ducati used for stunt sequences and realised it was in fact a dressed up Aprilia SXV 550. The Aprilia is given away by the swingarm, engine and forks, with almost everything else being Hypermotard-based. See ...

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Yamaha and Rossi fans wish The Doctor a speedy recovery at Silverstone

James Sharpe, 21 June 2010 14:30

At the British GP last weekend at Silverstone, the Yamaha Motor UK stand and gaggle of Valentino Rossi fans took the opportunity to wish the Italian rider a speedy recovery after his crash at Mugello. Yamaha’s Marketing Manager Simon Belton said, “There is a huge amount of support for Valentino in this country and we are very proud that he ...

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Cameras to no longer be used as ‘cash-cow’

James Sharpe, 18 June 2010 09:51

New Transport Minister Mike Penning has told MPs that the government will stop handing millions of pounds in grants to local authorities for new speed cameras. The number of speed cameras has trebled over the last 10 years, and raise around £110million a year. However Mr. Penning has warned the local authorities to use other effective means of road safety ...

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Cater more to motorcyclists to reap financial benefit, say MCIA

James Sharpe, 16 June 2010 14:35

The Motorcycle Industry Association believe more focus should be given to motorcycling with regard to the UK tourism industry, after a survey carried out by GHK revealed motorcycle-related tourism expenditure in the UK is around £569million. The survey found that the average motorcycle tourist is spending around £380 a year, taking into account food, drink accommodation and other services, and ...

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Rossi custom R1 to raise money for charity

James Sharpe, 01 March 2010 09:18

A custom Yamaha R1 decorated in Valentino Rossi’s ‘Five Continents’ graphics is to be sold at auction to raise money for Riders for Health, the official MotoGP charity. 1972 Daytona 200 winner Don Emde, who launched US based fundraiser Friends of Riders for Health, led a team who customised the bike with thousands of dollars of aftermarket parts, all donated ...

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