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MCN reader wins dream ticket to British MotoGP with Metis Gilera

Tom Rayner, 26 June 2007 12:37

MCN reader Dave Woollands won a dream VIP ticket to the British MotoGP at Donington Park last weekend in an MCN competition in collaboration with Gilera. Woollands, and his guest, got to spend the day with the Metis Gilera Racing 250cc GP squad and hung out in their race truck and hospitality areas. He also got the chance to meet the ...

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Transport Minister Dr Stephen Ladyman won't rule out congestion charges for motorcycles

Tom Rayner, 19 June 2007 11:59

Transport Minister Dr Stephen Ladyman refused to rule out bikes could be made to pay in future congestion charging schemes.   In response to a question, Ladyman said: “Exemptions in any local schemes that may get proposed will be for the local proposers to put forward but the London Congestion Charge includes a motorbike exemption so I have no doubt that ...

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Learn how to pull motorcycle stunts

Tom Rayner, 14 June 2007 17:28

A veteran Brazilian stunt rider is setting up his first stunt school in London teaching bikers the art of motorcycle wheelies, stoppies and rolling burnouts. Bira Nicolella has spent 25 years perfecting his motorcycle skills and is now looking to train up the next generation of professional stunt riders at his Enfield based training school. “Because the sport is growing ...

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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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Police chief wants hidden cameras

Tom Rayner, 05 June 2007 12:45

The head of ACPO road policing has admitted in an interview that he wants hidden speed cameras on our roads. Meredydd Hughes is the controversial Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and senior figure in the influential Police body, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) who told MCN: “I was a speeding addict”. In an interview with the Times ...

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Fogarty charity honour

Tom Rayner, 10 May 2007 12:37

Carl Fogarty and his wife Michaela have been honoured by the NSPCC for their role in ending child cruelty. The Fogartys will be inducted into the NSPCC’s ‘Hall of Fame’ this week for their outstanding and consistent contribution to the charity. Fogarty receives the honour along with Dame Judi Dench, Noel Edmonds and artist Tracy Emin. Fogarty said: “As parents, ...

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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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