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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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 03 January 2008

Big Trip special: Not everyone made it home in one piece from Australia's north-west

Eleven riders tackled the Kimberley region of Australia’s far north-west – a trip packed with crocodiles, dingos, helicopter rescues, tunnels, gorges and mountain ridges. Grant O’Brien tells MCN his version of events on the trip of a lifetime. The shirts and stubbie holders had been printed: “Walcott Inlet And Back, June 2007”, so that was the mission firmly in the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 03 January 2008

Big Trip special: All the reindeer and cod you can handle on Artic adventure

Cambridge-based Fil Schiannini and wife Nikki thought they’d travel north for a touring holiday with a difference. Here Fil talks to MCN’s Events Editor Dave Rawlings about their Arctic adventure. My Dad is a geologist and has spent nearly all his working life in warmer, southern climes. When we decided to take a trip together on our R1200GS and K100RT ...

  • 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

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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