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Parking fees protest needs you!

Laura Kennerley, 25 November 2009 14:24

Motorcyclists are being asked to converge on London on December 7 to protest about parking fees for bikes in Westminster. Organised by the No To Bike Parking Fees (NTBPF) campaign, the protest will have two elements. Riders are being asked to attend a Westminster Council led meeting of Partnerships in Parking (PIP) at Westminster City Hall to protest about the ...

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Vintage Vincent costs more than a Desmosedici

Laura Kennerley, 20 November 2009 17:23

How much would you pay for a 50-year-old bike?  More than the £40,000 you would have to shell out for a brand new Ducati Desmosedici? One buyer did just that when he snapped up a 1951 Vincent Black Shadow for £47,700 at auction in Harrogate, Yorkshire.     The concours standard 998cc V-4 Black Shadow was the most expensive bike sold ...

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Streamliner tops 367mph to set new land speed record

Laura Kennerley, 25 September 2009 14:39

An alcohol powered streamliner has smashed the land speed record reaching a blistering average speed of 367mph over a recorded mile. The American Bub Racing Streamliner Seven ridden by Chris Carr actually hit top speeds of 380mph during its record breaking run on the course at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, US. This is the second time that Carr, ...

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Electric bike tops 150mph

Laura Kennerley, 17 September 2009 11:43

Mission Motors has claimed the era of the electric bike has arrived after its Mission One prototype clocked an average speed of 150.059mph during speed trials at Bonneville Speedway. Company product manager and test rider Jeremy Cleland set the speed record for electric motorcycles on a series of back-to-back runs this week. Mission One – which achieved fourth place in ...

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Artists impression of unidentified biker released

Laura Kennerley, 09 September 2009 10:17

This is an artist’s impression of a mystery biker found dead on a railway line in Penzance. Police have been unable to identify the man who was struck by the London to Penzance train on at 8.50pm on Saturday August 15. They hope someone will recognize him from this image  and contact them with information. The man, aged 30-45, who ...

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European bikers shun UK

Laura Kennerley, 19 August 2009 10:44

The UK economy is being deprived of around £30m a week as European bikers shun the UK as a tourist destination. Statistics produced by the MCI show 100,000 British bikers travel to Europe on holiday, while only 23,000 European riders visit the UK every year. According to the MCI’s analysis, if UK tourist businesses could attract the same number of ...

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Cricket hero Darren Gough learns to ride a motorbike

Laura Kennerley, 19 August 2009 10:40

England cricket hero and TV star Darren Gough has become the latest celebrity to be gripped by the biking bug. He has just passed his CBT (Compulsory Basic Training to be able to ride a 125cc bike) as part of the new Get On nationwide campaign to promote motorcycling and scootering. Gough, also a former winner of the BBC hit ...

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Westminster parking chaos sparks new protest

Laura Kennerley, 14 August 2009 10:09

A demonstration demanding Westminster Council scraps its controversial bike parking scheme will be staged on Sunday August 16. The unpopular scheme, branded a ‘stealth tax’ on bikes and scooters has been plagued by controversy since its introduction last August. This latest protest has been organised by the No to Bike Parking Tax Campaign after a new series of blunders was ...

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Sheffield’s bus lanes opened to motorcyclists

Laura Kennerley, 09 July 2009 11:01

Motorcyclists have won the right to use Sheffield’s bus lanes permanently.  City councillors voted to allow motorcyclists to use all of the city’s bus lanes with immediate effect following a successful trial period. The city-wide trial proved that allowing motocyclists to use bus lanes reduced the number of bike accidents, without causing any disruption to bus services or cyclists. In ...

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Goodwood is go!

Laura Kennerley, 03 July 2009 15:00

MCN’s Adam Child has taken to the hill at Goodwood riding WSB star Carlos Checa’s Ten Kate Honda Fireblade. Child joined a star line-up including former world champions Max Biaggi and Mick Doohan, North West 200 winner Michael Dunlop, TT favourite Guy Martin and rising star and 125 GP winner Scott Reading.   Current World Superbike and World Supersport title contenders ...

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