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Bike News (July 2004)

  • Trackdays: July 28 on

    28 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of TRACKDAYS happening in the UK. These are those for the week commencing July 28, 2004. WEDNESDAY July 28 Track Evening, Rockingham, Northants. £65. 01536-271100. THURSDAY July 29 Focused Events Trackday, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. £79. 01903-744011. Focused Events Track Evening, Cadwell Park, Lincs. £49. 01903-744011. FRIDAY July 30 Hottrax...

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  • Latest used bike deals

    28 July 2004

    Latest used bike deals

    If the warm weather and buzz of a forthcoming Brands WSB round is making you think about changing your bike, we've brought together some of the freshest offerings for you to ponder. These are among...

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  • Shows: July 28 on

    28 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of SHOWS and OPEN DAYS on in the UK. These are for the week commencing July 28, 2004. THURSDAY July 29 Rock and Blues Custom Show, Pentrich, Derbyshire. www.rockandblues.uk.com FRIDAY July 30 Rock and Blues Custom Show. See Thursday. SATURDAY July 31 Rock and Blues Custom Show. See Thursday. Triumph Owners MCC Motorcycle Show, Tadley Rugby Club, Padworth,...

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  • Ride to Work day

    28 July 2004

    Ride to Work day

    The annual Ride to Work day takes place on Wednesday, July 28. Did you join in? Tell us what you experienced. Did you notice more bikes about today? Did you make a special effort to ride rather than...

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  • Prince in a dark visor

    28 July 2004

    Prince in a dark visor

    Prince William has been spotted riding in a dark visor and with what looks like a noisy end-can fitted to his Triumph Daytona 600. Pictures are published in today’s MCN (Wednesday July 28) and...

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  • Crashes: Not our fault!

    28 July 2004

    Crashes: Not our fault!

    Police claims that riders are to blame for 75 per cent of the accidents we are involved in have been condemned by a top accident investigator. Former traffic cop and RoSPA chief examiner Tony Carter...

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  • Bike meets: July 28 on

    28 July 2004

    Bike meets: July 28 on

    The weather has been great so far this week, so make the most of it and get yourself out to one of the many BIKE MEETS that are on in the UK this week. We publish a list of bike meets every week in...

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  • Ride-outs: July 28 on

    28 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS in the UK. Check out our Have Your Say section for more ride-outs (see the road riding board) WEDNESDAY July 28 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails, North Wales. 01270-768562. King Billy, Northampton. 01604-621325. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincs. 7pm. 01522-881736. Rideout and Hog Roast, Bikers Den, Woburn Sands, Bucks. 01908-587171. Purbeck and District...

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  • Warks cops target us

    28 July 2004

    Warks cops target us

    Police are setting up speed cameras throughout Warwickshire targeted at us. The force and the local safety camera partnership say it’s to combat the “spiralling” number of...

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  • Race meets: July 28 on

    28 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of ROAD RACING events in the UK. These are those for the week commencing Wednesday July 28. SATURDAY July 31 Irish Superbike Championship, Aghadowey Circuit, Co Londonderry. 07966-284102 or www.coleraineanddistrictmc.co.uk VMCC, Anglesey. 01283-540557. Auto 66, Cadwell Park, Lincs. 01723-373000 or www.auto66.com Darley Moor MCRRC, Darley Moor, Ashbourne,...

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  • Bike park crisis solved?

    28 July 2004

    Bike park crisis solved?

    The RAC wants local councils to convert underused car parks for bike use to help tackle the growing shortage of spaces for riders. The organisation says bikes are vital to cracking city congestion -...

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  • Wifeswap seeks bikers

    21 July 2004

    Wifeswap seeks bikers

    If you fancy ten days without your wife or girlfriend, a motorcycle-mad family are being sought by the makers of the Channel 4 television show Wifeswap. They're looking for a couple with children who...

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  • Council funds training

    21 July 2004

    Council funds training

    A forward-thinking local council is paying towards post-test training for riders. Perth & Kinross Council has worked with GMTS Ltd rider training and John R.Weir Motorcycle Training to form Bike...

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  • Bike Shows: July 21 on

    21 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of Bikes Shows on in the UK. These are for the week commencing July 21. Friday July 23 Calstock Bike Show, Calstock, Cornwall. £10. 01822-832866. Sprite Urban Games, Clapham Common, London. 0870-902-0444 or www. spriteurbangames.com. See preview (left). Saturday July 24 Calstock Bike Show. See Friday. Sprite Urban Games. See Friday. Sunday July 25 Calstock Bike...

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  • Off road: July 28 on...

    21 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of off road events in the UK. These are those for the week commencing July 28, 2004. SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY July 28 King’s Lynn. 01553-771111. Oxford. 01865-711346. Arena-Essex. 01708-863443. THURSDAY July 29 Coventry. 7.30pm. 02476-542395. Ipswich. 01473-623640. Sheffield. 0114-285-3142. Swindon. 01793-704127. FRIDAY July 30 Oxford.

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  • Track days: July 21 on

    21 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of Track Days on in the UK. These are for the week commencing July 21. Wednesday July 21 Track Evening, Rockingham, Northants. £65. 01536-271100. Thursday July 22 100% Bikes Trackday, Lydden Hill, Kent. £110. 0870-8722532 or www.100pc.co.uk Speedfreak Trackday, Silverstone, Northamptonshire. £139. 01625-859969. Friday July 23 Lydd International...

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  • Extra MCN track day

    21 July 2004

    Extra MCN track day

    An extra date has been added to the MCN track days for 2004 with an evening event at Cadwell Park on August 23. It costs just £49 to spend an evening at the Lincolnshire circuit, which will...

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  • In MCN, July 21

    21 July 2004

    In MCN, July 21

    This week's MCN comes with an essential guide to the British GP to prepare you for Sunday at Donington. Out on Wednesday, July 21, the print edition also includes Rossi writes for MCN, giving us a...

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  • Riding schools: July 21 on

    21 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of Riding Schools on in the UK. These are for the week commencing July 21. Wednesday July 21 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, South. 01933-674036. Windy Corner Off-Road Experience, Barwell, Leicestershire. 01455-842922 or www.windycorner.co.uk Thursday July 22 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, South. 01933-674036. Track Sense Trail Riding, Kent. 08704-450600 or...

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  • Bike Meets: July 21 on

    21 July 2004

    Wednesday July 14 Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leics. 01455-840330. Crown Inn, Salisbury, Wiltshire. 6pm. 01980-629247. Fishermans Inn, Rochdale, Gt Manchester. 01706-378168 or www.the-fishermans.com Gloucester Old Spot, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. 01242-571218. Honda Owners Club, Lower Sunbury, Surrey. 9pm. 07900-978903. Horseshoe,...

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  • Race dates: July 21 on

    21 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of Race Dates in the UK. These are for the week commencing July 21. Thursday July 22 Riders for Health Day of Champions, Donington Park, Leics. £10, under-15s and senior citizens free. 01327-300047 or www.riders.org Saturday July 24 Kells Road Races, Kells, County Meath. 00353-464-0972 or www.realroadracing.com Friday-Sunday July 23-25 British Grand Prix,...

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  • In our July 28 issue...

    21 July 2004

    In our July 28 issue...

    This week's MCN, out from Wednesday, July 28, is a British GP souvenir special packed with page after page celebrating the biggest British GP ever. We'll take you behind the scenes with Rossi, get...

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  • Licence-friendly bargains

    21 July 2004

    Licence-friendly bargains

    A smaller capacity bike can give you bigger thrills at lower speeds as well as improving your riding. Less power means that corners become all important, and if someone does get away on the straights,...

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  • Insurance costs fall

    21 July 2004

    Insurance costs fall

    The cost of insuring your bike is coming down - according to a survey of 100,000 UK riders. Quoteline Direct carried out the research and found quotes offered in June 2004 were down an average of 4...

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  • Riding Schools: July 28 on

    21 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RIDING SCHOOLS on in the UK. These are those for the week starting July 28, 2004. THURSDAY July 29 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Midlands. 01933-674036. Track Sense Trail Riding, Kent. 08704-450600 or www.tracksense.co.uk FRIDAY July 30 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Midlands. 01933-674036. The Powerslide Training School, Saddlebow Stadium, King’s...

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  • Rallies: July 28 on

    21 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of bike RALLIES in the UK. These are for the week commencing July 28, 2004. All week National Motorcycle Week. www.mcia.co.uk. FRIDAY July 30 Arrowhead Trike ‘n’ Bike Rally, Hafodyrynys Rugby Club, nr Crumlin, Gwent. www.arrow head-trike-n-bike.co.uk Riders Rally, Thatch Pub, Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare. 00353-86-856-1103. Black Shucks MCC...

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  • Off road: July 14 on

    14 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of off-road events. These are for the week commencing July 14 and include speedway, trials, motocross, enduro and hillclimbs. SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY July 14 Hull, Yorkshire. 7.30pm. 01482-784848. King’s Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. 09066-555992 (60p/min). Poole, Dorset. 7.30pm. 01202-681145. Arena-Essex, Thurrock.

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  • 70s Saturday at Ace

    14 July 2004

    70s Saturday at Ace

    It's Seventies Saturday at London's Ace Cafe on July 17 - a day for kitting up the retro gear and joining Classic Bike. Hein Gericke are coming along to and offering a host of prizes rangign from a...

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  • Ducati move for Aprilia

    14 July 2004

    Ducati move for Aprilia

    Ducati has moved one step closer to buying Aprilia with the announcement of an agreement with Aprilia shareholders. The shareholders have agreed for Ducati to have the exclusive negotiation in the...

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  • Race dates: July 14 on

    14 July 2004

    Each week we publish the ROAD RACING events happening in the UK. These are for the week commencing Wednesday, July 14. WEDNESDAY July 14 Steam Packet Southern 100, Billown, Isle of Man. 01624-822546 or www.southern100.com THURSDAY July 15 Steam Packet Southern 100. See Wednesday. SATURDAY July 17 Aberaman MCC, Aberdare Park, Rhondda Cynon Taff. 9am. 07791-721493. Andreas Club, Jurby, Isle of...

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  • Anger at anti-bike stats

    14 July 2004

    Anger at anti-bike stats

    Carey-Clinch, who is the MCI Director of Public Affairs, said; 'Quite clearly, all this alarmist talk about bike casualties increasing is quite simply a load of rubbish, which is being perpetuated by...

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  • We go moped racing

    14 July 2004

    We go moped racing

    The Suzuki ran smooth to the finish line but promptly refused to start when we went to pack it in to the van to go home. It really is a state with 15 crashes taking their toll, but the day was so much...

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  • Two new Buells

    14 July 2004

    Two new Buells

    Buell will add two new bikes to the Lightning range for 2005, and will also bring back the Lightning XB12S. The Lightning CityX XB9SX is designed as a middleweight urban streetfighter with a...

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  • Latest bikes for sale

    14 July 2004

    Latest bikes for sale

    New bikes are being booked online every minute throughout the working week - and right up to 8pm Friday night. As soon as they have been approved by our customer service team (and during the working...

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  • Lost a camera van?

    14 July 2004

    Lost a camera van?

    Have you seen a mobile speed camera van in Cambridgeshire today? The reason we ask is that the Cambridgeshire Safety Camera Partnership website has a list of possible locations it says they will be...

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  • Join our ride-outs

    14 July 2004

    Join our ride-outs

    Want to come on an informal ride-out with members of the MCN team? We're planning a trip to the British MotoGP at Donington on July 25, leaving from, and returning to, the MCN offices in...

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