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World record attempt starts at Glastonbury Festival this weekend

Music business journalist Greg Parmley will try something never done before: riding to 26 festivals across Europe in just 30 days as he attempts to set a new Guinness World Record after leaving from Glastonbury this weekend. Parmley will be using a new BMW R1200R for the journey which starts at Glastonbury on June 24. Parmley will visit 13 countries, ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 24 June 2011

Injured soldier to hand over £40,000 cheque to Help for Heroes

A British soldier who lost both legs and his right arm who completed a Land’s End to John O’Groats ride on an adapted trike during Summer 2010 will hand over a cheque for £40,000 on January 29. Corporal Andy Reid was injured in a bomb blast in 2009 and was incredibly lucky to survive his horrific injuries. A biker before ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 14 January 2011

Long distance riding tips

If you are heading out for a bit of long distance riding at any point it's worth bearing in mind these tips. Three weeks ago I rode back from Slovenia after having an exhaust fitted at the Akrapovic factory where it was designed and made. I managed to ride back the whole of the 940 miles to Calais in one ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 09 October 2009

Touring advice: Check your bike is up to the journey

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I'm going to be going to Austria in a couple of weeks. What should I check on my bike ('06 CB600F) before I set off? This is going to be my first long trip ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 27 March 2009

Touring advice: What map to use

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I want to go exploring in France but I don't want to splash out on a Sat Nav, can you recommend a good map to take that I can strap onto my tank? Will ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 27 March 2009

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