July

Bike park crisis solved?

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 -...

Race meets: July 28 on

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,...

Warks cops target us

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...

Ride-outs: July 28 on

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...

Bike meets: July 28 on

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...

Crashes: Not our fault!

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...

Prince in a dark visor

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...

Ride to Work day

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...

Shows: July 28 on

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,...

Latest used bike deals

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...

Trackdays: July 28 on

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...

ZX-10R recall warning

ZX-10R recall warning

Kawasaki is recalling the ZX-10R and advising owners NOT TO RIDE until they have had their front wheels replaced. The firm says only three front wheels have been reported as defective, globally, but,...

How 05 Busa will look

How 05 Busa will look

Suzuki is updating the Hayabusa for 2005 and while the looks aren't much changed the weight is cut by up to 10kg and suspension internals are being revamped. More details are available in this week's...

Rallies: July 28 on

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...

Riding Schools: July 28 on

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...

Insurance costs fall

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...

Licence-friendly bargains

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,...

In our July 28 issue...

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...

Race dates: July 21 on

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,...

Bike Meets: July 21 on

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,...

Riding schools: July 21 on

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...

In MCN, July 21

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...

Extra MCN track day

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...

Track days: July 21 on

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...

Off road: July 28 on...

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.

Bike Shows: July 21 on

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...

Council funds training

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...

Wifeswap seeks bikers

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...

Great night at Squires

Great night at Squires

Many of the MCN long term fleet made the trek up the A1M from Peterborough on Wednesday June 23 to sample the bike meet at Squires Cafe in Yorkshire. It was an informal two-hour ride-out after work,...

Hawk offer new custom

Hawk offer new custom

Dutch design house Highway Hawk is offering a new show bike based on the Yamaha Road Warrior. The Highway Hawk Warrior shares the engine and chassis with the Yamaha cruiser but the rest of the parts...

05 Harleys revealed

05 Harleys revealed

Harley-Davidson is adding three new models to its range for 2005 – two retro-styled versions of existing bikes and one new entry-level 1450cc cruiser. The FLSTNI Softail Deluxe and FLTSCI...

In MCN, July 14...

In MCN, July 14...

This week’s MCN is one of our biggest and best ever. Out on Wednesday, July 14, 2004, it includes: Our Royal World Exclusive: Prince William and Prince Harry hire Goodwood for private...

Hugh Palin: funeral

Hugh Palin MBE has died at the age of 92 after suffering a stroke. His funeral will be on Monday July 19, 2004, at the Church of St Faith and St Tyfel, Lamphey at 11.45am. The cremation is at Narberth at 1pm. Mr Palin was one fo the last represenatatives of the era of the "old" British bike industry. He was a director of the Cycle and Motorcyccle Assocation, Managing Director of Norton...

Poor training warning

Poor training warning

Training firm BSM has criticised the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) for lacking the resources to properly police the quality of motorcycle training instructors. The firm claims the DSA has diverted...

Track days: July 14 on

Each week we publish a list of UK TRACKDAYS. These are for the week commencing July 14 WEDNESDAY July 14 Focused Events Trackday, Brands Hatch Indy, Kent. £175. 01903-744011 or www. focusedevents.com Focused Events Track Evening, Brands Hatch Indy, Kent. £87. 01903-744011 or www. focusedevents.com Track Time Promotions Trackday, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. £99. 01386-423555...

Bikes meets: July 14 on

Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS happening in the UK. These are the ones for the week starting July 14. 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,...