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Bike News (July 2004)

  • Bike shows: July 9 on

    07 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of bike shows on in the UK. These are for the week commencing Friday, July 9. FRIDAY July 9 Americana International 2004, Classic bikes from the US and American show, County Showground, Winthorpe, Notts. 01159-390595 or www. americana-international.co.uk. SATURDAY July 10 Americana International 2004. See Friday July 9. SUNDAY July 11 Americana International 2004.

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  • Rideouts: July 9 on

    07 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS. If you want to organise one at shorter notice, post a message in our Have Your Say forums: Go to roadriding/rideouts. FRIDAY July 9 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails, 01270-768562. SATURDAY July 10 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails, 01270-768562. Track Sense trail ride, Surrey. 08704-450600 or www.tracksense.co.uk. Beck Row Bikers Poker Run, Rose and Crown,...

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  • GCSE in road skills

    07 July 2004

    GCSE in road skills

    Every school child should be taught to Think Bike as part of the National Curriculum – according to the Motorcycle Industry Association. And their education should ultimately result in the...

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  • 37,000 bikes stolen

    07 July 2004

    37,000 bikes stolen

    37,000 bikes have been stolen in the past year, according to the Retail Motor Industry Federation. RMI motorcycle retailers director Frank Finch, said: “Motorcycle theft is a very real problem,...

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  • Speed limits on IOM

    01 July 2004

    Speed limits on IOM

    Speed limits could soon be imposed on every Isle of Man road. It would bring an end to decades of freedom on the Island that attracts thousands to the TT. The speed limit suggestion is in a Manx...

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  • In MCN: July 7

    01 July 2004

    In MCN: July 7

    This week’s issue of MCN, out on Wednesday July 7, includes scoop details on the new GSX-R1000, a FREE supplement of all-new trackday crashes, the rumbling mayhem of our Triumph Rocket III...

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  • Share your superstitions

    01 July 2004

    Share your superstitions

    Have you got a biking superstition? Are you like Valentino Rossi who always goes through the same crouching routine before he gets on a bike? Maybe you are one of those riders who rolls around on the...

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  • Bikes in car pool lanes?

    01 July 2004

    Bikes in car pool lanes?

    New lanes to cut congestion for car sharers on motorways are expected to be announced by the Government, but there is no indication whether motorcycles will also have access to the 'car-pool'...

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  • Keep your eyes open

    01 July 2004

    There is a simple lesson to be learnt here: When on a ride-out always watch what your mates in front are doing in front Click here to see the video

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  • Can you beat this?

    01 July 2004

    It's the moment when pound signs flash before your eyes, your stomach makes balletic manoeuvres and your sphincter breaks out the morse code to spell out S-O-S. And free, in MCN, out on Wednesday July 7, there's a whole supplement dedicated to it - Trackday crashes. Take a browse through them and then tell us - have you done better? If you've ever had a crash that's been captured on film (or the...

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  • Rider shot dead in clash

    01 July 2004

    A rider has been shot dead after being deliberately knocked off his bike by a Mercedes-driving gang. He was shot several times as he ran from the two-or-more occupants of the car. The incident happened in Camberwell, south London, on Saturday, July 3. The victim was named today, July 5. Eric Akinniranye, 25, was on release from a 10-year prison sentence for firearm offences, police say. Initial...

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  • Ride in a road test today

    01 July 2004

    Ride in a road test today

    You could be riding in a road test by this afternoon - July 5. To be in with a chance you have to be someone who has recently passed their test - and relatively close to Peterborough, Cambs, as that's...

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  • £3000 of variety

    01 July 2004

    £3000 of variety

    It's not too late to make a switch to a new bike in time for summer, and you can find a huge range to choose from in just a couple of minutes. Just £3000 opens up everything from an all-purpose...

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  • Have Your Say winner

    01 July 2004

    Have Your Say winner

    We've selected Trumpetman21 as the first prize-winner for the best messages postsed for the week. Not only did he bring B-list celebrity Fiona Phillips to everyone's attention when she started...

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  • Own your own BSB bike

    01 July 2004

    Own your own BSB bike

    Here's an offer that doesn't come along every day - your chance to own a current and competitive British Superbike. It's the GSX-R1000 that's been run by motorcyclenews.com's own Web Sales Director...

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  • East Anglian show no go

    01 July 2004

    East Anglian show no go

    The East Anglian Motorcycle Show scheduled to take place at the Hunts Race Course, Brampton, Cambridgeshire on Friday July 2 has been postponed. No event will be taking place on the above date, but...

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  • Camera vans at Barton

    01 July 2004

    Camera vans at Barton

    Police have resorted to using hidden speed cameras to catch bikers on the way to next week’s Barton Bike Meet. In response to criticism that not enough was done about speeding at last...

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  • Free Brands WSB tickets

    01 July 2004

    Free Brands WSB tickets

    Book an MCN track day and get a free pair of tickets to Friday practice for Brands Hatch World Superbikes. There are a limited number of places left on the three remaining Brands Hatch MCN track days...

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