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Trike goes on sale for charity

Rob Hull, 28 November 2008 17:11

A very special trike has gone up for auction on eBay today to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. The 1300cc Austin Metro-powered trike was built within the year thanks to donations from various motorcycle forums, local bike businesses and friends of Alison Porter who the bike was built for after she was diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year. ...

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MI2 stuntman sues for bike stunt

Rob Hull, 08 October 2007 16:00

A stuntman who was injured during the filming of Mission Impossible II in 1999 is suing Paramount Pictures for $2m after a motorcycle hit him during filming. In the scene, a motorcycle was to jump from the end of a bridge over two guards standing with their guns drawn. However the stunt malfunctioned and Mark Joseph Connolly took the full ...

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Police biker attacked by motorist

Rob Hull, 23 July 2007 12:32

A Sussex Police Officer has been treated for injuries after a driver he attempted to stop reversed into his motorcycle. The motorcycle cop had indicated to a blue Ford Modeo to pull over in Littlehampton on the A259 when the driver reversed at high speeds into him knocking him and his motorcycle over.  The police sergeant received minor injuries and ...

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Fireman biker head-butts 60-year-old

Rob Hull, 23 July 2007 12:04

A fireman from Chichester has been sentenced for head-butting a 60-year-old man while still wearing his motorcycle helmet in a road rage incident. Darren Hurford, 40, was sentenced to an 18-month community order with supervision and ordered to pay £250 compensation and £175 in costs at Worthing Magistrates Court last week. The car driver, Michael Talbot, had collided with Hurford’s ...

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Motorcycle crash boxer was over the limit

Rob Hull, 21 June 2007 16:43

The former two-time boxing World Champion, Diego Corrales, who died last month in a motorcycle accident, was riding while three times over the alcohol limit. Corrales, known as ‘Chico’ died in a collision involving three vehicles on May 7. He was riding a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000. Toxicology tests revealed his blood-alcohol content was 0.25 per cent at the time of the ...

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Red sheep entertain drivers

Rob Hull, 07 April 2007 05:30

A farmer has decided to “brighten things up” for motorists on the M8 in West Lothian by painting his flock of sheep red. The sheep, which graze in a field next to the road, have caused a stir with passers-by according to farmer Andrew Jack. ”The dyes are obviously animal friendly and we are now considering replacing them with pink sheep ...

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Race boss reacts to new off-road vehicles bill

Rob Hull, 08 March 2007 13:12

Race chiefs have reacted angrily to a new proposed law that would see all race bikes forced to be registered and carry numberplates. MCN spoke to Stuart Higgs, the series director of BSB, and WSB and MotoGP when they come to the UK, about the Off Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill, which recently passed its second reading in the House of ...

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New bikes for female cops

Rob Hull, 07 March 2007 12:32

Female police officers are being offered smaller guns and lighter motorcycles in an attempt to encourage more women to join the force. The Humberside force is considering using smaller bikes for better manoeuvrability for both male and female officers. Honda has been asked to design a new machine considering officers are required to lift their bikes off the ground before ...

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Babe Squad comp

Rob Hull, 07 February 2007 17:09

Here are the five girls who made it to the Grande Finale of the MCN Babe Competition at the London Motorcycle Show. The four-day competition with over 50 girls making their way to the ExCeL Arena drew to a close, with a panel of judges including MCN Editor Marc Potter selecting the overall winner. And she is Nicola Cowell (centre) ...


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