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No end to Cat & Fiddle speed camera scandal

Steve Farrell, 15 February 2011 12:20

Britain’s first bike-catching average speed cameras are finally close to being switched on – weeks before they face the axe in spending cuts.Speed cameras bosses have at last fixed a cock-up that has delayed the scheme for a year, two months before they face redundancy.The cameras were installed last spring at a cost of £800,000 but have been dormant for ...

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DVLA license cock up

pete v, 05 January 2008 16:21

Similar scenario with the DVLA except with car entitlement. They only have record of my full bike licence. Both tests were taken & passed in 1982. I discovered this when police stopped me in the car before christmas. I phoned Swansea, quoted my licence number and they suggested I send my licence in. I do not intend doing so unless they provide me ...

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Thinking outside the box!

Robin Brown, 16 December 2007 20:46

I have a great disliking for chains. Having ridden shaft drive BMW's for 20 years I now have a belt driven model - brilliant. Years ago I had an idea that transmission could be by hydraulic pipe. I think this has now been achieved as a front wheel off roader. By Honda perhaps. Why not persue this for the rear ...

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What motorcycle do you want Ariel to build?

Ben Purvis, 06 December 2007 12:49

British firm Ariel is set to make a motorcycle comeback under the guidance of boss Simon Saunders. You can read about his plans in MCN (December 5, 2007), on sale now, but here's a sneak preview of the motorcycles he's got in mind. So far, three very different ideas are being thrown around for a bike to carry the Ariel ...

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Your View: Was Richard Brunstrom right or wrong to display images of a decapitated biker?

Steve Farrell, 28 November 2007 14:22

We want to poll your views on whether North Wales Police Chief Richard Brunstrom was right or wrong to use images of a decapitated biker in a road safety press briefing. Brunstrom himself is unapologetic, claiming the photos were "supposed to be a celebration of policing", and blaming the media for reporting  on the images. He has said that "there ...

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2008 Kawasaki 250cc Ninja - Hit or Miss?

Ben Purvis, 13 September 2007 11:09

The first pictures of Kawasaki's forthcoming 2008 Ninja 250 motorcycle are circulating on the internet - and we can reveal it's just one element of a whole new range of 250cc, four-stroke parallel twin motorcycles which Kawasaki is set to launch. As well as the sportsbike, there's set to be a naked Kawasaki ER250 and a Kawasaki Versys-style 250cc machine in the new ...

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Video: Is speed camera use falling?

Steve Farrell, 17 July 2007 09:00

Your chances of seeing a speed camera van on the road are up to 60 per cent less than last year, MCN can reveal. Funding changes brought in by Government have plunged speed camera authorities into chaos and led to drastic cuts in the number of hours spent enforcing the limits, an MCN investigation has found. Under the Government’s National Safety ...

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Bikers warned of DVT risk

Blake Woulds, 04 July 2007 12:17

Half of all UK motorcyclists risk leg problems and in worst cases deep vein thrombosis due to riding long distances without rest breaks, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).   Up to 600,000 motorcyclists could be at risk of problems such as varicose veins and other vein diseases due to spending long periods without moving their lower legs, the IAM said. Peter ...

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Your favourite roads

Andy Downes, 20 May 2007 06:00

What's your favourite road in your county? We need to know what you rate as the best bit of road for riding your bike and why. All you need to do is list the road or roads you use for fun the most and the reasons why it’s your favourite. Is there a great series of corners? Or maybe the ...

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Friendly warning about Sandbach roads

Boult, 29 April 2007 14:41

A friendly warning for other bikers who have the mis-fortune of having to pass through Sandbach, Cheshire. If you come in to the area on the 'by-pass' you will first come throught the lights. The road here is now 22 years old and starting to wear. However, take care at the first roundabout you come to - there are several areas ...

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