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Bike News (April 2005)

  • UK Roads on the mend

    29 April 2005

    UK Roads on the mend

    A new report published by the Department for Transport claims that British Roads are the best they have been for 20 years. The National Road Maintenance Condition survey shows that Motorways and...

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  • See ultimate bike test

    22 April 2005

    See ultimate bike test

    This week in MCN we’ve conducted a massive 13-bike test to find the ultimate road bike and we were there to catch some of the action on video. We took the top bike from every category, from the...

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  • April 27 MCN on video

    22 April 2005

    April 27 MCN on video

    Take a video flick through every page of this week's MCN - out on April 27. Click the link below and see Deputy Editor Ped Baker take you through the 10% more pages each issue now comes with. In it...

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  • MAG fights diesel spills

    22 April 2005

    MAG fights diesel spills

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) is putting pressure of garages to display stickers warning of the dangers of diesel spills. Thousands of 'Diesel Spill' stickers have been placed on pumps and trucks...

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  • Go Go Go this weekend

    22 April 2005

    Go Go Go this weekend

    It looks like being a dry and partly sunny Saturday and Sunday in the Mallory Park area this weekend – perfect for riding to and watching the British Superbikes battle. See below (page 2 of...

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  • Get your mate on a bike

    22 April 2005

    Get your mate on a bike

    This offer has now closed MCN teamed up with BSM training schools to offer FREE one-hour training sessions in April. If you haven't already signed up online, it's now too late to take advantage of...

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  • Rideouts: Apr 27 on

    22 April 2005

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS and TOURS 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 April 27 PLMCC Experienced Rideout, Broxden Roundabout, Perth & Kinross. www.perthshireladiesmcc.co.uk. SUNDAY May 1 Rochdale Road Runners MCC, Shaw, Greater Manchester. 10am.

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  • Bike Meets: Apr 27 on

    22 April 2005

    Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing April 27, 2005. WEDNESDAY April 27 Bulls Head, Clotton, Cheshire. 01829-781354. Bulls Head, Thringstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire. 01455-840330 or www.kirkbymallorycoachhouse.com. Crown Inn, Salisbury, Wiltshire. 6pm. 01980-629247. Duke of...

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  • Track events: Apr 27 on

    22 April 2005

    Each week we publish a list of track events. Those listed below are for the week commencing April 27, 2005. HILLCLIMB FRIDAY April 29 Moto Challenge, Pontrhydfendigaid Race Track, Ceredigion. 01650-511711 or 01650-511701. SATURDAY April 30 Auto 66 Car and Motorcycle Hillclimb, Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. 01723-500653. Moto Challenge, Pontrhydfendigaid Race Track,...

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  • Double bubbles for CBRs

    22 April 2005

    Double bubbles for CBRs

    Double bubble screens are now available for the CBR600-RR and CBR125-R from UK firm Skidmarx. The company currently supply aftermarket screens for the HM Plant Honda team, and now aim to give the...

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  • Events: Apr 27 on

    22 April 2005

    Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, OPEN DAYS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing April 27, 2005. SHOWS SATURDAY April 30 Bike Show South West, Bath and \west Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. 01749-822222. SUNDAY May 1 Bike Show South West, Bath and \west Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. 01749-822222. MONDAY May 2 Hastings Custom Motorcycle Show, Horntye...

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  • Your MCN Butlins pics

    22 April 2005

    Your MCN Butlins pics

    We've added even more of your MCN Live! pictures from last weekend's antics at Butlins, Skegness. See the pictures down this page - and more on the links, right. There's video, too. There are even...

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  • Off Road: Apr 27 on

    22 April 2005

    Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include SPEEDWAY, MOTOCROSS, TRIALS, ENDURO, SPEEDWAY AND SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting April 27, 2005. SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY April 27 Hull, Yorkshire. 01482-784848. King's Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. Poole, Dorset. 01202-681145. Arena-Essex, Thurrock, Essex. 01708-863443. THURSDAY April...

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  • Bikes on TV: Apr 27 on

    22 April 2005

    Each week we publish a list of events happening around the UK, and listings on motorcycling programmes on TV. This is the TV listing for the week beginning Wednesday, April 20. KEY TO CHANNELS: DHL = Discovery Home & Leisure MM = Men & Motors EXS = Extreme Sports Channel MOT = Motors TV, SS1 (2,3 or X) = Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or Extra) EUR = British Eurosport Wednesday 27 4.30am SSX...

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  • In your April 27 MCN...

    22 April 2005

    In your April 27 MCN...

    This week's MCN (out from April 27) comes complete with the third in our series of collectable 'How To' workshop cards. In this issue you get: How To 'Sort Your Brakes' PLUS 'Brake Effectively' riding...

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  • Riding Schools: Apr 27 on

    22 April 2005

    Each week we publish a list of RIDING SCHOOLS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing Apr 27, 2005. WEDNESDAY April 27 Kent Police Road Rider Workshop, Kent. www.bikesafe.co.uk. Ron Haslam Race School, Donington Park, Leicestershire. 01332-883323 or www.haslamraceschool.com. SATURDAY April 30 First Bike on Scene course, Preston, Lancashire. 01772-773141. Lancashire...

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  • Your bike in model shoot

    22 April 2005

    Your bike in model shoot

    Biker and aspiring model Kim (pictured right) is looking for a generous biker to lend their bike for a photo shoot on May 14, 2005 in Birmingham. Kim is a keen biker, but is looking for something...

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  • Video: Butlins highlights

    15 April 2005

    Video: Butlins highlights

    Thousands of people made it to Skegness at the weekend for three days of fun at the massive MCN Live! event and you can see all the video highlights here. Not only were there three nights of live...

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  • Celebrate St George

    15 April 2005

    Celebrate St George

    Flitwick Motorcycles in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, is holding its 10th annual St George's Day open day on Saturday. And what is claimed to be The World's Biggest and Best Unofficial St George's Day...

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  • Visit Thunder Road bash

    15 April 2005

    Visit Thunder Road bash

    Thunder Road Motorcycles in Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, is celebrating the opening of its huge brand new showroom with a massive open day crowded with big bargains, top racers and loads of demo bikes. ...

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  • Track Events: April 20 on

    15 April 2005

    Each week we publish a list of track events. Those listed below are for the week commencing April 20, 2005. DRAG RACING SUNDAY April 24 Race @ the Base, Edzell racetrack, Angus. 9.30am. Adults 07, Child 4 01569-763025 or www.edzellracing.com. MINIMOTO WEDNESDAY April 20 GP Karting, Northampton, Northamptonshire. 6pm-10pm. 01604-591591 or www.gpkarting.com. Mini moto arrive and ride, GP Karting,...

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  • Off Road: Apr 20 on

    15 April 2005

    Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include MOTOCROSS, TRIALS, ENDURO, SPEEDWAY AND SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting April 20, 2005. SCRAMBLE SUNDAY April 24 Chelten North Classic Club, Snowhill, Gloucestershire. 01442-750518. SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY April 20 Hull, Yorkshire. 01482-784848. King's Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. Poole, Dorset.

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  • Start of season bargains

    15 April 2005

    Start of season bargains

    There are loads of bargains to be had at this time of year, with dealers clearing their showrooms of older stock to make room for new models. Just a quick look through MCN Bike Mart shows some really...

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  • R1 sold online in hours

    15 April 2005

    R1 sold online in hours

    David Bruton placed his R1 for sale on motorcyclenews.com on Monday lunchtime. By Tuesday morning a private buyer had arrived and sealed the deal - at the full asking price. David’s deal was...

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  • Protest over M4 cameras

    15 April 2005

    Protest over M4 cameras

    The latest speed camera crackdown on the M4 is a step too far as far as thousands of motorists are concerned. It's inspired a massed go-slow protest on the motorway planned for April 30. Organisers...

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  • Bike Meets: Apr 20 on

    15 April 2005

    MONDAY April 25 Four Crosses, Hatherton, Staffordshire. 6pm. 07976-765294. Lysley Arms, Chippenham, Wiltshire. 01249-652864. MFN, Shipley Gate, Nottinghamshire. 01773-530313. Reubens coffee house and restaurant, Grantham, Lincolnshire. 01476-576742. Saddler's Arms, New Yatt, Oxfordshire. 01993-868368. The Lazt World, Birmingham, West Midlands. 8pm. 0121-454-8282. The Newcastle, Tuxford,...

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  • Bikes on TV: Apr 20 on

    15 April 2005

    Each week we publish a list of events happening around the UK, and listings on motorcycling programmes on TV. This is the TV listing for the week beginning Wednesday, April 20. KEY TO CHANNELS: DHL = Discovery Home & Leisure MM = Men & Motors EXS = Extreme Sports Channel MOT = Motors TV, SS1 (2,3 or X) = Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or Extra) EUR = British Eurosport Wednesday 20 9am EUR Indoor...

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  • April 20 MCN on video

    15 April 2005

    April 20 MCN on video

    Take a video flick through every page of this week's MCN - out on April 20. Click the link below and see Deputy Editor Ped Baker take you through the 10% extra pages each issue now comes with. In it...

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  • Got a ZX-7R or ZXR750?

    15 April 2005

    Got a ZX-7R or ZXR750?

    Are you and your bike ready for 15 minutes of fame in our weekly paper's Old vs New section? Click here to email road tester Michael Neeves with your contact details and we'll be back in touch...

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  • Tory peer speed let-off

    15 April 2005

    Tory peer speed let-off

    A Conservative peer has escaped a speeding ban despite admitting driving at 113mph on a dual carriageway. Lord Howard, 63, already had two speeding convictions when he was caught on the A47 in...

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  • Events: Apr 20 on

    15 April 2005

    Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS, OPEN DAYS, AUCTIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing April 20, 2005. SHOWS SATURDAY April 23 International Classic Motorcycle Show, County Showground, Stafford, Staffordshire. 01507-529430 or www.classicbikeshows.com. SUNDAY April 24 International Classic Motorcycle Show, County Showground, Stafford, Staffordshire.

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  • Prizes for Butlins pics

    15 April 2005

    Prizes for Butlins pics

    The massive MCN Live! event took over Butlins at Skegness at the weekend. We were there to bring you highlights (more of which, later) but we also want to see what you got up to. Send in your digital...

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  • In your April 20 MCN...

    15 April 2005

    In your April 20 MCN...

    This week's MCN (out from April 20) comes complete with the second in our series of collectable 'How To' workshop cards. In this issue you get: How To 'Change The Engine Oil and Filter' PLUS 'Ride...

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  • Video ad: CBR600FS

    15 April 2005

    Video ad: CBR600FS

    Richard Lewis slips in a brief shot of a pussy in his video advert - and a very fine family pet it looks, too. His name is Spudgun - we understand... You also get a close-up look at his CBR600FS in...

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  • More of what you want

    15 April 2005

    More of what you want

    Just answer two quick questions and you will be helping make MCN even more focused on your needs. We want you to rate this week's front page (from the April 13 issue of our weekly paper) and tell us...

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  • Copter cracks bike theft

    15 April 2005

    Copter cracks bike theft

    Credit where it’s due – when Martin Hawthorn had two bikes stolen from his garage on Friday the police really went to town. Two riot vans, four squad cars, an unmarked car and a helicopter...

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