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Big Trip special: Ecuador - Riding our very own private planet Earth

Charity rides are rarely as challenging or rewarding as SOS Adventures’ Ecuador trips, says Richard Fairbairn. Brrrrr...! Shivering violently in light enduro gear long soaked through by rain and mist, a single-digit chill is on my bones and my body’s convinced it’s a dank British winter’s day.   I can barely feel my fingers, my teeth rattle, and the only heat ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 03 January 2008

Big Trips special: Cotswolds to Cape Town, 12,474 miles

With Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor riding on their adventure to Cape Town with support teams, film crews, sat nav, mechanics, doctors and satellite phones, MCN spoke to Nick Clarke who did the same trip without even taking a puncture repair kit... I wanted to do something worthwhile for charity and my good friend Nick (Graham) wanted to do something as well. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 03 January 2008

Big Trip special: Scooters in the Sahara

Dennis Robinson and seven buddies took a gaggle of Honda C90s and £200,000 worth of medical supplies to a hospital in Gambia. As told to MCN’s Events Editor Dave Rawlings. The whole idea of this trip was the brainwave of my mate Bill Oats. He went out on rally in a Land Rover and met Stella Marsden, who runs a ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 03 January 2008

Big Trip Special: Coasting along in Britain for a worthy cause

Ed and Dom had 1000 miles of riding experience when they set off to ride the UK’s coastline on an SV650S and Bandit 600S to raise money for Macmillan nurses. Dom gives MCN's Events Editor Dave Rawlings the lowdown.   Me and Ed have been mates since we lived together at halls in university and once we finally got our bike ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 03 January 2008

Big Trip special: 120,000 miles and we're not finished yet

Chris Smith and Liz Peel wanted to travel the world, but after three years still found themselves in the Americas. Here they talk to MCN’s Events Editor Dave Rawlings about their eventful trip of a lifetime. We decided to bite the bullet and actually do this once in a lifetime trip after two separate incidents happened. The first was that ...

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  • General news
  • 03 January 2008

Dakar Rally 08: Meet the British competitors for 2008

The 2008 Dakar Rally is just days away so motorcyclenews.com is taking a look ahead before the race sets off from Lisbon in Portugal on January 5. In part two of our previews, we take a look at the British riders competing in the 2008 Dakar Rally. Mick Extance Richard Kaye Stanley Watt Jonathan Stamper Duncan Tweedy Philip Noone Jonathan ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • 02 January 2008

Around the world with a new pair of hands

Theo Kelz works for the Austrian Police force and in 1994 he was defusing a bomb when it exploded and he lost both his hands. Six years later he was given the chance of a double hand transplant (only the second one to happen in history). He took the chance and decided to celebrate by taking off around the world ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 19 September 2007

Video: Unity ride in London this Sunday

The Unity Ride was started in 2005 to raise funds and awareness for the people affected by the terrorist attacks on London of that year. And it’s just grown and grown. This year it takes place on August 19. All the money raised going to two charities ‘Children in Need’ & ‘Help a London Child’ (these were nominated and voted ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • 16 August 2007

Croft British Superbikes: Familiar look to podium according to competition winner

Currently in the process of getting her bike licence, Shelby Williams is a keen British Superbikes fan, and having won the THINK! promotion was present at Croft to report on events for MCN. "With just 16 points separating the Bennetts British Superbike Championship leaders Ryuichi Kiyonari and Jonny Rea, it was all very much to play for as the series ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 16 August 2007

Knockhill reporter competition winner meets her heroes

As winner of the MCN and THINK! road safety reporter competition, Janice Cheetham, a Training Manager and keen biker from Manchester, was on hand at a rain soaked Knockhill for round 7 of the British Superbike Championships.           Having been up at 6am, Janice made the long journey to the Fife track with her husband and fellow biker, Ronnie, and was ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 04 July 2007

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