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McGuinness looking forward to MCNLive this weekend!

Simon Patterson, 28 March 2014 13:45

Despite breaking his wrist two weeks ago in what he describes as one of the biggest crashes of his career. TT legend John McGuinness says he can’t wait to get to MCNLive! at Butlins Skegness and meet up with the fans (as well as sneaking in a family holiday!). "I’ve had a couple of weeks of hell since crashing my ...

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Mallory Park set to reopen with free gala event

Simon Patterson, 25 February 2014 09:27

Mallory Park is set to reopen this weekend with a gala event that is open, free of charge, to the public, as the Leicestershire track resurrects from its seeming demise only months ago. The track, now managed by Complog Tyres boss Eddie Roberts and Stuart Hicken, team manager of the Buildbase BMW team, will be open this Saturday the 1st ...

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Tai Woffinden wins MCN Man of the Year

Simon Patterson, 16 February 2014 12:05

2013 Speedway GP champion Tai Woffinden has become the first ever speedway rider to win the prestigious MCN Man of the Year Award since its inception in 1958. Woffinden, who came back from two broken collarbones to win the title, won the fan’s vote by a record margin and beat competition from circuit racing world champions Marc Marquez, Tom Sykes ...

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Close Motor Finance raise £25k for motoring charity

Simon Patterson, 03 February 2014 09:50

Close Motor Finance, one of the UK’s leading providers of financing for motorbikes, has managed to raise a huge £25,000 for BEN, the motoring industry charity, after a year of fundraising through its UK-wide dealer network. The £25,000 was raised by CMF and their 8000-strong dealer team through activities ranging from 25k runs and chest waxes to bike rides and cake ...

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Bike test success for Olympics hopeful

Simon Patterson, 31 January 2014 13:49

Just weeks before she will head off to the Sochi Winter Olympics, Team GB’s women’s slopestyle snowboarder Aimee Fuller has passed her CBT with the help of KTM UK. Fuller, a 22 year old snowboarder based in Holywood, Northern Ireland, qualified for the Olympics with a fifth and eleventh at the last two World Cups, and sits eighth in the world ...

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EU streamline toll paying system

Simon Patterson, 24 January 2014 11:25

The EU have unveiled a new system that should eventually make European touring a little easier for bikers, with the new European Electronic Toll Service streamlining the paying of tolls across the continent. What this should mean in practice is that one electronic tag will work across all of Europe’s tolls, allowing a biker to carry the RFID chip in a ...

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Kawasaki superbike truck driver sentenced to 18 years for drug offences

Simon Patterson, 10 January 2014 16:01

Philip Roe, the Leicestershire truck driver at the centre of a drug smuggling case involving the Kasawaki World Superbike team has been sentenced to 18 years in jail. The case came to a head when the team's truck was found to contain drugs, a gun and ammunition while returning to the UK from the Assen round in 2011. The lorry ...

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Will Michael Dunlop and a factory BMW be competitive at the TT?

Simon Patterson, 08 January 2014 15:33

As revealed in today's MCN, sources suggest that seven-time TT winner Michael Dunlop could be on the cusp of signing a deal that would see him return to the TT in 2014 on a full factory BMW S1000RR. But has the young Northern Irishman made the right move by walking away from the might of Big H and their all-conquering ...

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Royal touch at Motorcycle Live

Simon Patterson, 30 November 2013 15:30

Bike mad His Royal Highness Prince William visited Motorcycle Live today, as he dropped into the show at Birmingham’s NEC for a look at some of the 2014 bikes on offer, as well as visiting a number of British manufacturers. The Duke of Cambridge, having been greeted by Paul Thandi, deputy to the Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands and ...

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Walker takes Race School on tour

Simon Patterson, 27 November 2013 16:21

The Chris Walker Race School is looking to bounce back from the demise of it’s home at Mallory Park, with an even bigger and better schedule for 2014 announced today at Motorcycle Live. With the closure of Mallory, the school initially faced an uncertain period, but a deal with Motorsport Vision will see Walker take the school on tour as he ...

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