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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to win bikers' votes

    15 April 2005

    How to win bikers' votes

    Half of us say a political party’s policies on motorcycling and transport can sway the way we vote, according to research by the Motor Cycle Industry Association in the run-in to next...

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  • Riding schools: Apr 20 on

    15 April 2005

    Each week we publish a list of RIDING SCHOOLS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing Apr 20, 2005. WEDNESDAY April 20 Motorcycle First Aid Course, London. 020-7258-3456. SATURDAY April 23 Dyfed Powys Police Rider Skills Workshop, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire. www.bikesafe.co.uk. Dyfed Powys Police Rider Skills Workshop, Llandrindod Wells, Powys. www.bikesafe.co.uk. Gwent Police...

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  • Tonight's bike meets

    15 April 2005

    Tonight's bike meets

    Dry roads, bright sun and it’s almost the weekend! Make the most of some perfect riding weather this evening with a trip to one of the many bike meets on tonight. It’s dry and sunny...

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  • Rideouts: Apr 20 on

    15 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 20 PLMCC Experienced Rideout, Broxden Roundabout, Perth & Kinross. www.perthshireladiesmcc.co.uk. SUNDAY April 24 Rochdale Road Runners MCC, Shaw, Greater Manchester.

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  • Video ad: Piaggio Zip

    15 April 2005

    Video ad: Piaggio Zip

    This is our first ever video ad for a scooter. The unique free service has already been taken up by many of us selling our bikes on motorcyclenews.com. And now a Piaggio Zip 125 owner has taken the...

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  • The bike's the TV star

    15 April 2005

    The bike's the TV star

    A bike is to star in yet another nationwide TV ad – this time appearing as the vehicle of choice of smart, young free-thinking individuals. The new 30-second Lloyds TSB mortgage ad shows a man...

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  • Video: Retro Scramblers

    15 April 2005

    Video: Retro Scramblers

    If you fancy a classic look in an almost-new package, you'll be interested in our test on the Kawasaki GTR250 and Honda CL400 in the April 20 issue of MCN. They're both available as second-hand...

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  • Cop clocked at 80 in 40

    15 April 2005

    Cop clocked at 80 in 40

    The head of London's traffic division and leading figure in the London Safety Camera Partnership, Chief Superintendent Les Owen, is to face misconduct charges after his official driver was caught...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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