Bike News (July 2012)

  • August 1: Bikes on TV

    01 August 2012 by Alison Silcox

    August 1: Bikes on TV

    KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

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  • Brilliant service

    31 July 2012 by Paul McDermott

    Excellent service without a doubt certainly exists at the Blade group Triumph dealership in Cheltenham. My Thunderbird's locking petrol cap decided not to open and with the low fuel light on a trip from North Worcestershire was pushing it. Without question Tom and the team arranged to collect the bike within a few days to see what they could do to help resolve this issue after talking...

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  • Hein Gericke UK placed into Administration

    31 July 2012 by Andy Davidson

    Hein Gericke UK placed into Administration

    Hein Gericke UK has been placed into administration with buyers for the British arm of the German parent company now being sought. The administrators, Moorfields Corporate Recovery are looking to sell...

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  • Built in Britain custom competition launched

    31 July 2012 by MCN

    Built in Britain custom competition launched

    Carole Nash and MCN have launched Built in Britain, the UK’s biggest bike competition to find the nation’s most talented bike builder. Previously known as Britain’s Got Biking Talent, it attracts...

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  • New MCN August 1: Rossi back to Yamaha

    31 July 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN August 1: Rossi back to Yamaha

    In this week's MCN, out August 1, we have nine-pages of MotoGP news as Rossi looks set to make a return to the factory Yamaha team. That leaves a free ride at Ducati with Nicky Hayden, but who's lined...

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  • Win a free hotel room at Silverstone WSB

    30 July 2012 by Andy Downes

    Win a free hotel room at Silverstone WSB

    You can win a free hotel room for three nights at this weekend’s Silverstone round of the World Superbike championship. All you have to do is log on to www.greatcompetitions.co.uk to be in with a...

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  • Help Riders for Health reach £100,000

    30 July 2012 by MCN

    Help Riders for Health reach £100,000

    Thanks to the help of MCN readers, biking’s top charity, Riders for Health, has almost raised £100,000 for their new appeal. Get behind the charity this summer and you could win a pair of exclusive...

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  • Powerbronze Triumph Explorer hugger

    27 July 2012 by MCN

    Powerbronze Triumph Explorer hugger

    This new Powerbronze plastic hugger is designed for the Triumph Explorer and said to involve no modification to the swingarm. It’s also claimed to protect the shock from dirt and roads debris and keep...

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  • Take part in biking research, win cash!

    27 July 2012 by MCN

    Take part in biking research, win cash!

    PhD student Sue Brown, a motorcyclist of 38 years, is conducting research into what makes us tick, and the effect of riding on our health and wellbeing. Her web-based survey on men and their...

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  • Olympic ‘oversight’ over Games Lanes

    27 July 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Olympic ‘oversight’ over Games Lanes

    Olympic organisers face criticism for excluding motorcyclists from Games Lanes reserved for athletes, officials and VIPs. The Motorcycle Action Group says it’s an “obvious oversight” because letting...

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  • Camera found at Spa Centenary Classic weekend

    27 July 2012

    A camera was found at the recent Spa Centenary Classic weekend in Belgium, and the owner is thought to be British. The camera contains pictures from a 50th birthday party apparently for a guy named Mac. If you think the camera is yours, contact John Grantham via email at johngrantham@btinternet.com or call 01977 683324

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  • Jacks Hill Cafe Ton-Up Day top six bikes

    27 July 2012 by MCN

    Jacks Hill Cafe Ton-Up Day top six bikes

    Jacks Hill Cafe is an unremarkable-looking transport cafe on the outskirts of Towcester. But in the 1960s it was the meeting place for youngsters racing along the A5 on their hot-rodded British...

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  • Destination dealer: Motorcycle Store

    27 July 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Motorcycle Store

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Motorcycle Store has been helping to meet the demand for two-wheeled transportation in London since 1999. And now, having grown steadily by providing first-class sales and...

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  • Poll: Who's the bravest stunt rider ever?

    25 July 2012 by MCN

    Poll: Who's the bravest stunt rider ever?

    Next week is the 35th anniversary of Eddie Kidd's 129ft record breaking jump at Longleat Safari Park. Kidd's jump record has since been broken many times and now stands at an incredible 351ft but...

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  • New MCN July 25: Super twins tested

    24 July 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN July 25: Super twins tested

    In this week's MCN, out July 25, we test middleweight super twins. Are bikes like the Kawasaki ER-6f the best bikes in the tough new world of the £6 gallon and £9000 sports bikes? Included in this...

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  • July 25: Bikes on the Box

    24 July 2012 by Alison Silcox

    July 25: Bikes on the Box

    KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

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  • The first journey

    23 July 2012 by Gawaine Appleby

    The first journey

    It stopped raining long enough for my wife to make her longest journey yet on her own bike - A 400 mile round trip from Aberdeen to Achiltibuie.

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  • Win a Silverstone track day this weekend!

    23 July 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Win a Silverstone track day this weekend!

    We’re giving three lucky readers the chance to enjoy a track day at Silverstone this Sunday, using some of the same hallowed tarmac as the stars of MotoGP. This Sunday, July 29, is the first of the...

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  • Your biking weekend photos wanted

    23 July 2012 by MCN

    Your biking weekend photos wanted

    After what feels like months of rain, summer finally appears to be here and the roads were full of bikes at the weekend. MCN is looking for reader's pics from the weekend showing just how many bikes...

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  • Avon Tyres Road Hazard Scheme

    21 July 2012 by Nick Cushing

    I would like to say a big thank you to Avon for replacing the Storm 2 rear tyre on my Kawasaki Z750. The tyre had done 1150 miles when I picked up a 5mm screw. Luckily I had heard about this scheme and managed to claim through my bike shop and supplier. I can only say that this was fantastic after sales from Avon. I wish other tyre manufacturers would be as sympathetic with their products in...

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  • Destination dealer: Woods Motorcycles

    20 July 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Woods Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Woods Motorcycles of Abergele was founded in 1981 by Andrew Wood, and is one of the North West’s largest showrooms with over 10,000sqft of showroom space displaying over 200 new...

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  • Bikers ride with Mandela's message in Delhi

    19 July 2012 by andyinvienna

    Over 150 volunteers celebrated the 94th birthday of renowned South African anti-aparthied activist Nelson Mandela by riding their motorcycles through the capital and spreading his message of peace and change. Organised by the South African high commission on Wednesday evening, members of motorcycle group Free Soul Riders (FSR) rode from the high commission's office in Vasant Vihar area to Raj...

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  • Get 'em young!

    18 July 2012 by wingadingding

    Get 'em young!

    This is young Oliver (age 20 months) at his first trip to Cadwell Par, to watch his uncle Joe in his first ever race. By the end of the afternoon he was desperate to get on the grid and wouldn't give...

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  • Ohlins launch online magazine

    18 July 2012 by MCN

    Ohlins launch online magazine

    Ohlins Racing has launched a free online magazine called Performance, which offers readers a chance to go behind the scenes at a MotoGP round. Subscribers to the magazine will be entered into a draw...

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  • July 18: Bikes on the Box

    18 July 2012 by Alison Silcox

    July 18: Bikes on the Box

    KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

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  • Do local councils really know their roads?

    17 July 2012 by Andy_C

    Do local councils really know their roads?

    Do local councils really know best when it come to rural roads? Take a look the photo of the white arrows marked on the B4077 in Gloucestershire... apparently encouraging us to ride/drive on the...

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