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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 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: Transylvania - so close yet so far away

A trip to Romania will transport you to the past. But do it soon – this unique country is changing fast. MCN spoke to Damon l’Anson about his introduction to Romania. Having ridden through the night across Austria and Hungary we are leaden of eyelid as we ride away from the customs post and into Romania. Having last seen daylight ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 03 January 2008

Big Trip special: Death defying trip to Africa

Shot at twice, nearly blinded and found dying at the side of the road – all in a day’s riding. Sam Manicom has travelled the world several times over and here he talks to MCN’s Events Editor Dave Rawlings about his death-defying adventures during his first trip to Africa. I was working my way through the ranks of a department ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • 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

Dakar Rally 08: Tackling the Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally the toughest off-road motorcycle race known to man blasts off from Lisbon on January 5, 2008. It threads its way down through western Africa and arrives, 15 days and 3,700 tortuous miles later, in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Tackling the challenge is the biggest British and Irish contingent of riders since the race began. Only eight ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • 01 January 2008

Honda team wins Baja 1000

The 40th Baja 1000 has come to an end with the Honda Team of Steve Hengeveld, Kendall Norman and Johnny Campbell taking the spoils aboard their CRF450X. The Baja 1000, in its 40th year and considered to be one of the most challenging in the world of motor sport, took competitors through the Mexican Baja Peninsular in a true "survival ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • 16 November 2007

THINK! competition winner reports from Brands Hatch

Although yet to gain her full motorcycle licence, Denise McNally has been bitten by the Superbike bug, and as winner of the THINK! MCN Reporter competition was at Brands Hatch to see the deciding rounds of the Championship. Here is Denise's report: Well this was the first competition I have entered so I was completely overwhelmed when I was contacted and ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 23 October 2007

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: Dawn to Dusk endurance challenge

This is a shortened version of the Dawn to Dusk race (don’t worry its nowhere near 12 hours) but here you can see how the three riders passed on info to each other and kept their team-mates going when the going got tough. It seems like a life time ago now but the Dawn to Dusk took it out of ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • 12 September 2007

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