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Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman update on the Long Way Down trip

Tom Rayner, 14 June 2007 17:20

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman checked in on day 34 of their epic ride to Capetown in the middle of a desert in the Sudan. Still with 8,500 miles left to travel the globetrotting duo took time to speak to Radio One presenter Chris Moyles for an update on their adventures. Boorman said: “The heat in the desert is unbelievable ...

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Video: Three-wheeled Spyder on the road

Tom Rayner, 22 May 2007 13:30

MCN man Tom Rayner has spent the weekend blasting round the lakes of Austria on the new three-wheeled Can Am Spyder. Read on for his first impressions of the trike and check out the video of the unusual machine below. "The first thing you notice is that it feels nothing like a bike," commented Tom. "It doesn't lean when you go round corners ...

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Sheene fanatic buys GP bike

Tom Rayner, 16 May 2007 06:00

MCN reader and huge Barry Sheene fan Andy Smith bought this 1976 Suzuki RG500 XR14 Heron works GP racer after seeing a story about Bonhams auctioning the bike in MCN. The 45-year-old Norfolk rider chose to buy the bike rather than pay off his mortgage and it's now a stable-mate to his road-legal limited edition RG500 and a John Reynolds ...

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Wheelie record holder dies

Tom Rayner, 09 May 2007 17:00

The holder of the world’s fastest wheelie record has died in a bike accident near the Nurburgring, Germany. Terry Calcot made the news in MCN when he completed a 172.9mph wheelie for a kilometre on a modified GSX-R1000 at Elvington, Yorkshire in September 2006. The talented daredevil motorcyclist leaves behind two children.

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Police hunting 170mph biker

Tom Rayner, 09 May 2007 10:30

Norfolk Police are looking for a biker clocked at 170mph by a speed trap on the A47 near Kings Lynn. The fastest-ever recorded biker was riding flat out on the dual-carriageway near Terrington St John on Saturday aftertoon. However, he was travelling so fast that the officers on scene were unable to read the number plate. Details are sketchy but ...

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Hunt on for naked biker

Tom Rayner, 07 May 2007 17:39

A town in Sweden is being “Terrorised” by a mystery motorcyclist riding around naked. Police were called out to detain the man on Friday after he was spotted riding around the quiet town of Hoor’s town square. By the time the police had arrived at the town square the buff biker was gone. “We put it out on the police ...

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Long Way Down

Tom Rayner, 04 May 2007 07:00

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are just days away from embarking on their latest adventure, the Long Way Down. The pair are planning to go one better than their previous circumnavigation of the globe with a journey from the most northerly point in McGregor’s homeland of Scotland to Cape Town in South Africa. BMW has confirmed it supplied two standard ...

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Your last chance to sack Brunstrom

Tom Rayner, 03 May 2007 15:48

Now is your last chance to sign our petition for the dismissal of Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom. At 2pm on Friday afternoon MCN is handing thousands of your signatures to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) headquarters in Central London. So if you want to get your voice heard, you'll need to email us by 10am on Friday, May 4, 2007. ...

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MP's call for Brunstrom resignation in question time

Tom Rayner, 02 May 2007 15:17

A Labour MP has demanded the resignation of Richard Brunstrom during commons question time. Martyn Jones (Labour Clwyd S) asked Welsh Secretary Peter Hain to join him in calling for Brunstrom’s immediate resignation. Jones said: “It could be considered extremely anti-social behaviour on the part of the Chief Constable of North Wales to display pictures of motorcyclists killed on north ...

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Watch the world's fastest electric bike

Tom Rayner, 02 May 2007 14:30

Here’s conclusive proof that electric bikes can be cool - meet the 350bhp Killacycle. Built by American Bill Dube, the Killacycle is the fastest electric-powered motorcycle in the world. It has recently posted a 0-60mph time in just 1.4 seconds, and the bike’s best quarter mile drag run was just 8.76 seconds with a top speed of 145mph! The bike ...

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