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Bike News (June 2004)

  • Rideouts; June 30 on

    30 June 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS. These are for the week commencing June 30, 2004. If you'd like to organise your own rideout, post on our rideouts board, in road riding. You'll find it by first clicking on HAVE YOUR SAY from our main navigation board. WEDNESDAY June 30 King Billy, Northampton, Northants. 01604-621325. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincs. 7pm. 01522-881736. Purbeck and District...

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  • Advisor slams bike skills

    30 June 2004

    Advisor slams bike skills

    'Improving motorcyclists skills merely means they kill themselves in a more skilled way,' according to one of the Government's top advisors on transport. And when MCN contacted Robert Gifford to...

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  • Shows: June 30 on

    30 June 2004

    Here are the shows and open days happening in the week commencing June 30, 2004 OPEN DAYS WEDNESDAY June 30 Open Day, GT Motorcycles, Paignton, Devon. 01726-75999. SATURDAY July 3 Keep Your Head Campaign, In2Motorcycles, Kettering, Northants. 01604-763438 or 07860-108249. SUNDAY July 4 Italian and German Day, Sammy Miller Museum, Bashley Manor, New Milton, Hampshire.

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  • Are crashes our fault?

    30 June 2004

    Are crashes our fault?

    Blame for bike accidents is usually pointed straight at us, but we don't think it's that straight forward. We want to find out what the real causes are. If you've had an accident in the last twelve...

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  • Track days: June 30 on

    30 June 2004

    Each week we publish a simple list of the TRACKDAYS happening in the UK. These happen in the week starting June 30... WEDNESDAY June 30 Track Evening, Rockingham, Northants. £65. 01536-271100. THURSDAY July 1 C&C Trackdays, Cadwell Park, Louth, Lincs. £99. 07919-050345. California Superbike Race School, Rockingham (see Long Term Test bikes) FRIDAY July 2 100% Bikes Trackday,...

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  • Race dates: June 30 on

    30 June 2004

    MINIMOTO WEDNESDAY June 30 Minimoto Arrive and Ride, GP Karting, Northampton. 01604-591591. SATURDAY July 3 Phoenix Racing – North of England and Eastern Counties Championship, Rowrah, Cumbria. 0870-443-6813. SUNDAY July 4 Phoenix Racing – North of England and Eastern Counties Championship. See Saturday. Minimoto Arrive and Ride, Trax Motorsports, Preston. 10am.

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  • Bike meets: June 30 on

    30 June 2004

    Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS in the UK. These are those for the week starting June 30. If you want to discuss any of the meets, or arrange to meet at one, click here. WEDNESDAY June 30 Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leics. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leics. 01455-840330. Crown Inn, Salisbury, Wiltshire. 6pm. 01980-629247. Fishermans Inn, Rochdale. 01706-378168. ...

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  • Ride out with Yuki

    30 June 2004

    Ride out with Yuki

    Rizla Suzuki British Superbike rider Yukio Kagayama will be leading a ride-out to the Poole Quay bike meet, on Tuesday July 6, from his team’s base of operations at the Crescent Performance...

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  • Diesel recall row

    30 June 2004

    Diesel recall row

    A diesel van maker is refusing to issue a recall despite users warning that its fuel tanks need reinforcing to prevent spills. Iveco changed the design of its Daily van in April this year –...

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  • Hot deals on used 600s

    23 June 2004

    Hot deals on used 600s

    If you fancy a 600cc sports bike and insist on something a bit special, there are plenty of bikes in our BIKES FOR SALE section that will fit the bill. If you want that full on race bike feel but...

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  • Loch run aids Peru

    23 June 2004

    Loch run aids Peru

    MCN readers Derek McCracken and Dave Clark rode to 37 Scottish lochs in two days to raise money for a Peru-based charity effort. They collected over £1700 for their 700-mile run. Click here to...

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  • Rallies: June 30 on

    23 June 2004

    Each week we list RALLIES on in the UK. If you want to discuss events listed, cclick on HAVE YOUR SAY from the main navigation. Or simply click here. FRIDAY July 2 Two Night Stand Rally, Whenby, North Yorkshire. 01903-778477 or 01904-339707. Sidecar Enthusiasts Camping Weekend, Layland Farm, Warrington, Cheshire. 01457-763038. Chinnor Bike Day, Social Club, Chinnor, Oxon. 01844-353754. Heart...

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  • Discuss this new site

    23 June 2004

    Discuss this new site

    The new motorcyclenews.com has many more features than you may be aware of. To help you make the most of the new site, we’re inviting all users to join us in our HAVE YOUR SAY forums from 3.30pm...

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  • Gatsos raise our risks

    23 June 2004

    Gatsos raise our risks

    Britain’s Gatso-strewn roads are getting more dangerous, according to the latest Government casualty figures. The number of speed cameras grew from 2800 to 3800 between 2002 and 2003. And the...

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  • Britain's best garage

    23 June 2004

    Britain's best garage

    Do you have a garage that would rival a factory race team for neatness? Are you an obsessive who has spent hours making your garage into a shrine for your beloved bike or multiple machines? Are kids,...

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  • Day in the life of MCN

    23 June 2004

    Day in the life of MCN

    Ever wondered what a typical day at MCN is like? Well, here’s what we’re up to on Thursday June 24, 2004: Two staffers are in Assen talking to the teams in the run up to the MotoGP this...

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  • Schools: June 30 on

    23 June 2004

    Each week we publish a simple list of RIDING SCHOOLS happening in the UK. These are those for the week commencing June 30, 2004. WEDNESDAY June 30 Windy Corner Off-Road Experience, Barwell, Leics. 01455-842922. THURSDAY July 1 Track Sense Trail Riding, Kent. 08704-450600. SATURDAY July 3 Bikesafe 2004, South Wales. 02920-250600. Phase 2, Devizes, Wiltshire. 01380-726018. CCM Trail, North...

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  • Join 200-mile rideout

    23 June 2004

    Join 200-mile rideout

    You can join in a free 200-mile rideout across the Moors and the Dales on Thursday, July 2, and get some expert tuition thrown in. Biek cops from North Yorkshire Police and the Royal Military Police...

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  • Prices you should pay

    23 June 2004

    Prices you should pay

    Have you just bought a new bike? Are you planning to? We want to track the real prices real riders are paying right now to create the most accurate price tracker you'll ever see. Share your feedback...

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  • In MCN's June 30 issue...

    23 June 2004

    In MCN's June 30 issue...

    This week’s MCN, out on June 30, 2004 includes a FREE supplement to improve your riding the Mick Doohan way. The five times world champion will have you riding smoother, cornering better and...

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  • Rideouts: June 23 on

    23 June 2004

    Each week we publish a simple list of RIDEOUTS. These take place in the week commencing June 23, 2004. WEDNESDAY June 23 King Billy, Northampton, Northamptonshire. 01604-621325. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. Purbeck and District MCC, Sandford Hotel, Sandford, Dorset. 7pm. 07944-549635. Waterloo MCC, Switch Island Leisure Park, Liverpool, Merseyside. 7pm. 07713-638457. JJ...

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  • Sheene TZ sold for £20k

    23 June 2004

    Sheene TZ sold for £20k

    A unique piece of racing history has gone under the hammer - Barry Sheene's Yamaha TZ500 GP bike. The 1980 machine - sold by former team-mate Steve Parrish - rasied just over £20,000. But that's...

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  • Mobile menace probed

    23 June 2004

    Mobile menace probed

    MCN has investigated the menace of mobile phones and has photographed and shamed drivers who continue to flout the law. In three hours we saw 39 drivers in two counties using hand-held mobiles while...

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  • Brighton beach bash

    23 June 2004

    Brighton beach bash

    Brighton Marina is hosting its first ever bike event - the Brighton Marina Beach Bike Bash on July 4. And organisers claim it will result in the biggest rideout ever seen in Sussex. The event is being...

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  • Bike meets: June 23 on

    23 June 2004

    Each week we publish a list of bike meets in the UK. These are for the week starting June 23, 2004: WEDNESDAY June 23 Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Crown Inn, Salisbury, Wiltshire. 6pm. 01980-629247. Fishermans Inn, Rochdale, Greater Manchester. 01706-378168 or www.the-fishermans.com Horseshoe, Silk Willoughby, Lincolnshire. 01529-303153. MFN, Shipley Gate, Notts.

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  • Off road: June 30 on

    23 June 2004

    Each week we publish a list of the ENDURO, MOTOCROSS AND TRIALS events in the UK. These are those for the week commencing June 30, 2004. Click here to discuss any of the events. ENDURO SATURDAY July 3 Practice Day, Buildwas, Shropshire. 01952-432281. SUNDAY July 4 Ride-It, Exeter, Devon. 01404-861212. Cotswold EC, Owthorpe, Leics. 01162-202332. Seaton Delaval and DMC, Pauperhaugh,...

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  • BMWs escort torch

    23 June 2004

    BMWs escort torch

    Ten BMW R1200GS bikes are guarding the runners carrying the Olympic flame as it makes its way from London to Athens for the start of the summer games on August 13. Each torch bearer runs for about a...

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  • More bikes at Goodwood

    23 June 2004

    More bikes at Goodwood

    Nearly 150,000 people turned up at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend and there were more bikes there than ever as it was the first time the festival didn’t clash with the British...

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  • 'You're all crap riders'

    23 June 2004

    'You're all crap riders'

    GMTV’s Fiona Phillips is the latest ‘celebrity’ to jump on the anti-biking bandwagon. First Jeremy Clarkson wrote about stringing wires across roads to tackle motorcyclists, then...

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  • Track days: June 23 on

    23 June 2004

    Each week we publish a simple list of TRACK DAYS. The following is for the week commencing June 23. THURSDAY June 24 100% Bikes Trackday, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. £99 0870-8722532 or www.100pc.co.uk 100% Bikes Trackday, Lydden Hill, Kent. £110 0870-8722532 or www.100pc.co.uk Speedfreak Trackday, Mallory Park, Leicestershire. £99 01625-859969. FRIDAY June 25 Red Piranha...

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  • Track days - June 16 on

    16 June 2004

    Each week we publish a simple list of events in the UK. The following are UK TRACK DAYS for the week commencing June 16, 2004 WEDNESDAY June 16 Lydd International Raceway, Lydd, Kent. 10am-4pm. £55 01797-321895. Track Time Promotions Track Evening, Brands Hatch Indy, Kent. 6pm-8pm. £89. 01386-423555 or www.tracktimepromotions.co.uk Cusworth Trackday, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire.

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  • Minimoto: June 16 on

    16 June 2004

    Each week we publish a list of MINIMOTO events in the UK. These are those for the week commencing June 16, 2004. WEDNESDAY June 16 Minimoto Arrive and Ride, GP Karting, Northampton, Northants. 01604-591591. SATURDAY June 19 Phoenix Racing SEMRC Championship, Lydd, Kent. 0870-443-6813 or www.phoenixminimoto.com. SUNDAY June 20 Phoenix Racing SEMRC Championship, Lydd, Kent. 0870-443-6813 or...

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  • A case of beginner's luck

    16 June 2004

    A case of beginner's luck

    A man who won a 999 has had to overcome one important hurdle to collect his prize - he hadn't got a licence. Simon Trowbridge's Ducati was a prize from insurance firm Bennetts. it was even signed by...

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  • Cops make van arrest

    16 June 2004

    Islington Police have chased and stopped the white van we asked for your help in tracing this morning (June 16, 2004). A stolen Fireblade and one other bike was in the back when the white Ford Transit, on false plates, was halted at around 1pm on June 16, 2004. One man has been arrested. Police say feedback from motorcyclenews.com users has been helpful and ask that anyone who has information...

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  • Road Racing June 23 on

    16 June 2004

    DRAG RACING SATURDAY June 26 Summer Nationals Drag Racing Championship, Santa Pod Raceway, Podington, Bedfordshire. 01234-782828 or www.santapod.com SUNDAY June 27 Crail Raceway Run Wot Ya Brung, Crail, Fife. 9.30am-4.30pm. 01333-451839 or www.crailraceway.co.uk Straightliners Series – Round Six, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire. 07971-172210 or www.straightliners.co.uk Summer Nationals Drag...

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  • In MCN on June 23...

    16 June 2004

    In MCN on June 23...

    In the latest issue of MCN - out on June 23, 2004, you can read our world exclusive first report on the new CBR600RR. We also reveal first pictures of Honda's mad superbike cruiser and take you...

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