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Britain's Got Biking Talent - time is running out

MCN Newsdesk, 11 August 2008 15:07

Entrants are flooding in for MCN’s Britain’s Got Biking Talent – and here’s a selection of some of the best so far. View the current entries here They're just a small hint at of the level of competition to beat. But if you think your motorcycle’s special enough, it will be worth the effort. Upload your pictures here You’ll be in with ...

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Video: Take a tour of Evel Knievel's bike collection

Angus Farquhar, 01 December 2007 22:53

MCN visited Evel Knievel's house in Florida and managed to sneek a look at Knievel's bike collection including his infamous Wembly jump bike. Check out the video below to take a tour of the collection and grab a copy of MCN on Wednesday December 12 to see our 16-page tribute to Knievel.  Evel Knievel dies, aged 69 Send us your Evel ...

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DVLA’s secret talks on electronic tagging for motorcycles

Steve Farrell, 20 August 2007 12:12

DVLA is secretly consulting with number plate manufacturers on fitting all new motorcycle plates with electronic ID tags. The tags, or chips, would transmit details to roadside or handheld police readers, allowing us to be identified and tracked on the move. The current issue of MCN reveals how the DVLA has given number plate manufacturers a questionnaire which proposes fitting ...

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RoSPA misquoted in 'speed control' report

Steve Farrell, 29 March 2007 12:27

A spokeman from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has revealed the organisation has been misrepresented in the Fifth Report on the Government's Motorcycling Strategy. The report is the basis for new calls for motorcycle speed controls (see the related article below), and claims the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) had called for all bikes ...

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'Camera numbers will fall' - Roads Minister

MCN, 02 March 2007 15:38

Road minister Stephen Ladyman has said he believes camera numbers will fall under new funding rules from April. Fines will no longer go to local speed camera partnerships under the new rules, removing any incentive to issue as many speeding penalties as possible. The AA and RAC Foundation said two weeks ago that cameras could become a financial burden on ...

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Video: Police crackdown

MCN, 23 February 2007 11:24

MCN Senior Reporter Steve Farrell spent the day with Police in a massive clampdown on uninsured drivers. He joined force with police as they seized eight cars in a four hour operation on a single stretch of road in Haringey, North London. Watch his exclusive behind the scenes report below and read the full article in the February 21 edition ...

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Video: Salvaged BMW

Rob Hull, 02 February 2007 10:13

MCN managed to track down one of the BMW motorcycles salvaged from the stricken MSC Napoli last week.MCN reporter Rob Hull takes a look around a K1200GT that fell from the ship in a container and washed up on the shore of Branscombe beach.If you thought a bike that has fallen some 60 feet into the sea and dragged up ...

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MCN petition going strong

MCN, 01 January 2007 15:30

More than 2,000 bikers have signed our petition aimed at freezing speeding fines until the Government tests all speed detection equipment in bikes. MCN has proved that Gatso cameras and other speed detection equipment can give inaccurate speed readings when used on bikes, and we’re as sick as you are of bikers being unfairly fined and prosecuted for speeding. That’s ...

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Hammond rides again

MCN, 29 December 2006 11:00

Richard Hammond has ridden a bike for the first time since the 288mph jetcar crash that almost killed him – and MCN was there with him all the way. Just days after doctors gave the all-clear to ride again, MCN columnist Hammond fired up a bike and headed out onto the streets of London near to do something he feared ...

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MCN man's African adventure

Michael Guy, 27 November 2006 16:15

MCN’s World Superbike reporter Michael Guy is currently on tour with the first Enduro Africa expedition, with 164 other fundraisers. Here’s his update after week one. Only 24 hours after setting off from London Heathrow, 165 charity fundraisers/intrepid holidaymakers were in Port Elizabeth in South Africa and having our first rides on the machines that will form our transport over ...

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