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Bike News (November 2004)

  • Doc's cure for biking ills

    24 November 2004

    Doc's cure for biking ills

    BMF boss Leon Mannings is now Dr Mannings - with a PhD in Transport Policy. Dr Mannings thought that if he wanted to be taken seriously by Government, his new qualification would prove that he knew...

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  • Spot distracted drivers

    24 November 2004

    Spot distracted drivers

    One in ten drivers have ended up in a car accident due to focusing too intently on the behaviour of bad drivers, according to Privilege Insurance. A survey by the firm showed 44 per cent of drivers...

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  • Speed limits could fall

    24 November 2004

    Speed limits could fall

    If Government plans to change the way speed limits are assessed get the go ahead, maximum speed limits could be reduced across the country leaving more and more riders at rise from prosecution for...

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  • Cops target your plate

    24 November 2004

    Cops target your plate

    Police are launching a new clampdown focusing on riders’ numberplates. The Devon and Cornwall force reckon it’s a good way of saving our lives – because if we tamper with our...

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  • Dirt Rider Expo begins

    24 November 2004

    Dirt Rider Expo begins

    The Dirt Rider Expo begins today with some exciting new launches taking place. The show runs from November 25-28 at Stoneleigh Park. Honda has given a UK debut to the new CRF450X, described as the...

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  • Join a Christmas toy run

    24 November 2004

    Join a Christmas toy run

    Spread a little joy this Christmas by taking part in a charity or toy run. If you’re anywhere close to Shropshire the Elliot Bissell Charity Christmas Motorcycle Run gives you a great excuse to...

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  • New MCN - out Dec 1

    24 November 2004

    New MCN - out Dec 1

    Start your December off in style with Wednesday's all-new MCN. Miss it and you'll miss out on: 10 great new sections World first test of the 05 CBR600RR First pictures of the 05 Honda Hornet Two...

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  • Rideouts: Dec 1 on

    24 November 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS being held across the UK. If you'd like to organise one, or check for the latest ones being arranged, take at a look at our Rideouts forum. Click here WEDNESDAY December 1 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY December 2 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road...

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  • £3000 bargain bikes

    24 November 2004

    £3000 bargain bikes

    It’s amazing the variety of bike you can find in our BIKES FOR SALE section; with just £3000 getting you everything from a full on R1 to a cracking commuter scoot. If you’ve got a...

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  • Bike Meets: Nov 24 on

    24 November 2004

    Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing November 24, 2004. WEDNESDAY November 24 Breidden Tea Room, Welshpool, Powys. 6pm. 01938-570053. Bulls Head, Clotton, Cheshire. 01829-781354. Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire. 01455-840330 or...

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  • Bike boom in U.S.

    24 November 2004

    Bike sales in the United States this year are set to top one million units for the first time in 20 years. Year-to-date sales are up 4.4 per cent, and look set to top the 2003 total of 996,000 units, with more bikes sold in the last four years than in the preceding decade. American manufacturer Harley-Davidson has consistently outperformed itself each year, with other firms also boosted by the...

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  • Rideouts: Nov 24 on

    24 November 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS being held across the UK. If you'd like to organise one, or check for the latest ones being arranged, take at a look at our Rideouts forum. Click here WEDNESDAY November 24 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY November 25 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road...

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  • Rallies: Dec 1 on

    24 November 2004

    Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUCTIONS. These are those for the week commencing December 1, 2004 RALLIES FRIDAY December 3 Druids MCC Ice Ale Rally, Lincolnshire. 01476-592026. SATURDAY December 4 Druids MCC Ice Ale Rally, Lincolnshire. 01476-592026. SUNDAY December 5 Druids MCC Ice Ale Rally, Lincolnshire. 01476-592026. EXHIBITIONS WEDNESDAY December...

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  • Pro-bike prize for London

    24 November 2004

    Pro-bike prize for London

    The success of a major campaign to make the capital's roads safer for riders has been recognised with the Prince Michael Road Safety Award. The award has gone to the Transport for London organisation...

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  • Let off for speeders

    24 November 2004

    Let off for speeders

    Anti-speed zealout Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom has approved thousands of letters to riders and drivers telling them a police error means they may get their speeding convictions removed. Some...

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  • New stolen bike scam

    24 November 2004

    New stolen bike scam

    MCN has unearthed a stolen bike scam that is foxing officials and leaving people riding illegally registered stolen bikes. Thieves have realised that VOSA, the agency responsible for checking all...

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  • Have Your Say evolves

    24 November 2004

    Have Your Say evolves

    Our Have Your Say forums have evolved. You’ve always been able to use them to share what you think or ask for advice from the world's biggest online motorcycle community. But now we’ve...

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  • Trackdays: Dec 1 on

    24 November 2004

    Each week we publish a list TRACKDAYS, RIDING SCHOOLS and MINI MOTO. Those listed below are for the week commencing November 24, 2004. TRACK DAYS SUNDAY December 5 Focused Events Track Day, Brands Hatch Indy, Kent. 65 01903-744011 or www.focusedevents.com. RIDING SCHOOLS WEDNESDAY December 1 Windy Corner Off-Road Experience, Barwell, Leicestershire. 01455-842922 or...

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  • Bike Museum is back

    24 November 2004

    Bike Museum is back

    The National Motorcycle Musem re-opens for busines on December 1, 2004, just 15 months after a devastating fire. We'll be there to join the celebration and bring you first pictures from the event. ...

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  • Save big on winter deals

    17 November 2004

    Save big on winter deals

    Received wisdom has it that winter is a bad time to buy a bike. The clever buyer knows it’s actually ideal. Dealers are more ready to listen to hard-nosed hagglers in what becomes a buyers...

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  • Rideouts: Nov 17 on

    17 November 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS being held across the UK. If you'd like to organise one, or check for the latest ones being arranged, take at a look at our Rideouts forum. Click here WEDNESDAY November 17 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY November 18 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road...

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  • Off Road: Nov 24 on

    17 November 2004

    Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include SPEEDWAY, MOTOCROSS, SUPERCROSS, TRIALS and SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting November 24 on, 2004. MOTOCROSS WEDNESDAY November 24 Hampshire MXC, Salisbury, Wiltshire. 01962-735083. SUNDAY November 28 Glenrothes Youth MXC, Leuchars, Fife. 01333-340391. Hull and DMCC, York, Yorkshire.

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  • Track Days: Nov 24 on

    17 November 2004

    Each week we publish a list TRACKDAYS, RIDING SCHOOLS and MINI MOTO. Those listed below are for the week commencing November 24, 2004. TRACK DAYS SATURDAY November 27 European Superbike School, Cartagena. 0870-241-5159 or www.europeansuperbikeschool.com. SUNDAY November 28 Lydd International Raceway, Lydd, Kent. 10am-4pm. 55 01797-321895. European Superbike School, Cartagena. 0870-241-5159...

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  • Toseland's Tuesday gig

    17 November 2004

    Toseland's Tuesday gig

    WSB champion James Toseland and his band Crash are performing at the Victoria Pub in Coalville, Leics, on Tuesday night, November 23. The event raises money for MCN's favourite charity, Riders for...

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  • MPs get bike message

    17 November 2004

    MPs get bike message

    Charity Riders for Health will launch a campaign at the House of Commons this week to highlight the life-saving contribution of reliable motorcycles in aid efforts in Africa. The charity believes the...

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  • MCN awards raise £18K

    17 November 2004

    MCN awards raise £18K

    The MCN Awards held on November 5 helped raise £18,500 for the Riders For Health charity. A glittering array of sports personalities, celebrities, and industry figures were in attendance for...

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  • Calling GSX-R1000 riders

    17 November 2004

    Calling GSX-R1000 riders

    We're looking for GSX-R1000 owners to take part in a big feature on the bike. We're particularly interested in hearing from you if you've owned both a K1 or K2 model and a K3 or K4 model - and have...

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  • Shows: Nov 24 0n

    17 November 2004

    Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing November 24, 2004 SHOWS THURSDAY November 25 Dirt Rider Expo, Stoneleigh, Coventry, West Midlands. 0870-730-0961 or www.dirtriderexpo.co.uk. FRIDAY November 26 Dirt Rider Expo, Stoneleigh, Coventry, West Midlands. 0870-730-0961 or www.dirtriderexpo.co.uk. Motorcycle &...

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  • Tyre tech helps dolphin

    17 November 2004

    Tyre tech helps dolphin

    One of the oddest press releases received in the MCN offices reveals Japanese tyre firm Bridgestone has come to the aid of a poorly dolphin. Fuji, a female dolphin at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium...

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  • In MCN, November 24

    17 November 2004

    In MCN, November 24

    Make sure you get hold of this week's all-new MCN - out on November 24, 2004. It's packed with 10 new sections plus the latest on: Foggy's road bike - the FP1 you can buy is finally here Two new...

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  • E-clip: November 17

    17 November 2004

    E-clip: November 17

    Surely there’s no way he’ll get back on that bike? Click here and go to the World stunt riding championship link to download the full clip of lots of mad stunts, some of which work out and...

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  • Bike Meets: Nov 17 on

    17 November 2004

    Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing November 17, 2004. WEDNESDAY November 17 Breidden Tea Room, Welshpool, Powys. 6pm. 01938-570053. Bulls Head, Clotton, Cheshire. 01829-781354. Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire. 01455-840330 or...

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  • Speed cameras in dock

    17 November 2004

    Speed cameras in dock

    Speed cameras days could be numbered if the European Court of Human Rights rules in favour of British campaigners. The court has agreed to hear eight cases from UK drivers who say they should be...

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  • New Snetterton store

    17 November 2004

    New Snetterton store

    If you forget your lid on the way to a Snetterton track day you can now just pop across the road to the newly opened AD motorcycles to get a new one. The shop opens this weekend (Saturday November...

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  • Tune it up for next year

    17 November 2004

    Tune it up for next year

    Don’t let the cold and wet put you off bikes. Even if you don’t want to ride throught the winter now is the perfect time to bag a bargain and use the down time to totally trick it up in...

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  • Free MotoGP DVD

    10 November 2004

    Free MotoGP DVD

    This week in MCN find out how you can claim a free MotoGP 2003 season review DVD with all the top action from last year’s championship. To give you a quick taster of what to expect from your...

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