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Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman update on the Long Way Down trip

Tom Rayner, 14 June 2007 17:20

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman checked in on day 34 of their epic ride to Capetown in the middle of a desert in the Sudan. Still with 8,500 miles left to travel the globetrotting duo took time to speak to Radio One presenter Chris Moyles for an update on their adventures. Boorman said: “The heat in the desert is unbelievable ...

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Wheelie record holder dies

Tom Rayner, 09 May 2007 17:00

The holder of the world’s fastest wheelie record has died in a bike accident near the Nurburgring, Germany. Terry Calcot made the news in MCN when he completed a 172.9mph wheelie for a kilometre on a modified GSX-R1000 at Elvington, Yorkshire in September 2006. The talented daredevil motorcyclist leaves behind two children.

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Police hunting 170mph biker

Tom Rayner, 09 May 2007 10:30

Norfolk Police are looking for a biker clocked at 170mph by a speed trap on the A47 near Kings Lynn. The fastest-ever recorded biker was riding flat out on the dual-carriageway near Terrington St John on Saturday aftertoon. However, he was travelling so fast that the officers on scene were unable to read the number plate. Details are sketchy but ...

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Hunt on for naked biker

Tom Rayner, 07 May 2007 17:39

A town in Sweden is being “Terrorised” by a mystery motorcyclist riding around naked. Police were called out to detain the man on Friday after he was spotted riding around the quiet town of Hoor’s town square. By the time the police had arrived at the town square the buff biker was gone. “We put it out on the police ...

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Long Way Down

Tom Rayner, 04 May 2007 07:00

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are just days away from embarking on their latest adventure, the Long Way Down. The pair are planning to go one better than their previous circumnavigation of the globe with a journey from the most northerly point in McGregor’s homeland of Scotland to Cape Town in South Africa. BMW has confirmed it supplied two standard ...

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Your last chance to sack Brunstrom

Tom Rayner, 03 May 2007 15:48

Now is your last chance to sign our petition for the dismissal of Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom. At 2pm on Friday afternoon MCN is handing thousands of your signatures to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) headquarters in Central London. So if you want to get your voice heard, you'll need to email us by 10am on Friday, May 4, 2007. ...

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MP's call for Brunstrom resignation in question time

Tom Rayner, 02 May 2007 15:17

A Labour MP has demanded the resignation of Richard Brunstrom during commons question time. Martyn Jones (Labour Clwyd S) asked Welsh Secretary Peter Hain to join him in calling for Brunstrom’s immediate resignation. Jones said: “It could be considered extremely anti-social behaviour on the part of the Chief Constable of North Wales to display pictures of motorcyclists killed on north ...

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Now Home Secretary Slams Brunstrom

Tom Rayner, 02 May 2007 10:31

Controversial cop Richard Brunstrom has come under fire from the Home Secretary, John Reid for using images of a decapitated biker as part of a campaign launch. Speaking last night, Reid said that North Wales Police’s decision to use the images of Mark Gibney’s body without getting his family’s permission was: “Insensitive.”Reid went on to add that Brunstrom had: “Shown ...

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'Brunstrom has torn my family apart'

Tom Rayner, 30 April 2007 16:26

In an exclusive interview with MCN, the brother of Mark Gibney said: “Richard Brunstrom has torn my family apart – he must be removed from power”. Paul Gibney told MCN how he is desperately trying to hold his family together following the news that Brunstrom showed horrific photographs taken after his brother’s accident to a room full of journalists. Gibney ...

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Brunstrom: "The man is not human" says widow

Tom Rayner, 30 April 2007 09:46

The widow and father of the decapitated biker paraded by Chief Constable Richard Brunstom have both called for his immediate dismissal. Images of Mark Gibney’s horrific injuries were shown to journalists last week without the permission of the family. The photographs showed Gibney’s decapitated head lying on a grass verge and his torso embedded in a car. William Gibney, Mark’s father, has ...

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