March

Riding Schools: Mar 30 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDING SCHOOLS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing March 30, 2005. SATURDAY April 2 National Bikesafe Weekend, Gloucestershire. www.bikesafe.co.uk. SUNDAY April 3 National Bikesafe Weekend, Gloucestershire. www.bikesafe.co.uk. First Bike on Scene course, Preston, Lancashire. 01772-773141. WEDNESDAY April 6 RoSPA Motorcycle Rider...

New MCN - out Mar 30

New MCN - out Mar 30

MCN has ridden and rated 159 new bikes to bring you a 32-page glossy magazine FREE and exclusive with the March 30 issue of the world's biggest-selling motorcycle weekly. You'll never have the...

Fun for a sunny weekend

Fun for a sunny weekend

It looks like it is going to be another sunny weekend with perfect conditions to get out on a bike and plenty of reasons to do it. The forecast for the weekend shows sun across most of the UK. It may...

Carole Nash up for prize

Carole Nash up for prize

Carole Nash, the founder and executive chairman of bike insurance specialist Carole Nash Insurance, is one of five finalists for the 2005 Veuve Clicquot Award. The award celebrates women in business. ...

Visit Butlins bash for day

Visit Butlins bash for day

All the available accommodation for our MCN Live weekend at Butlins is now fully booked - but day tickets are available. Our three-day event - formerly known as the MCN Spring Spectacular offers 20+...

World first for classics

World first for classics

Tickets for an event claimed to be the ‘world’s first superlative concours d’elegance exclusively for motorcycles’ have gone on sale. And it isn’t on until May 2006. ...

Track events: Mar 30 on

Each week we publish a list of track events. Those listed below are for the week commencing March 30, 2005. ROAD RACING SATURDAY April 2 Wirral Hundred MC test day, Anglesey Circuit, Anglesey. 0151-677-9198. Derby Phoenix MCC, Croft, Durham. 01623-636880. BMCRC, Lydden Hill, Kent. 01304-831714 or www.bemsee.co.uk. New Era road racing, Oulton Park, Cheshire. 01920 444205. SUNDAY April...

Bike Meets: Mar 30 on

Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing March 30, 2005. WEDNESDAY March 30 Breidden Tea Room, Welshpool, Powys. 6pm. 01938-570053. 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...

Carpool lanes for bikes?

Carpool lanes for bikes?

The British Motorcycle Federation is asking for motorcycles to be included in a new 'congestion-busting carpool lane on the M25'. The scheme is being considered by Transport Secretary Alastair...

Rideouts: Mar 30 on

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 March 30 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY March 31 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road...

Brands BSB atmosphere

Brands BSB atmosphere

There was frantic action on the track at the opening round of the 2005 Bennetts British Superbike championship at Brands Hatch on March 26-28, but the entertainment wasn't limited to the racing. The...

Bikes on TV: Mar 30 on

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, March 23. 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 30 Noon MM Pitstop...

North Yorks clampdown

North Yorks clampdown

Here’s how Assistant Chief Constable Collins describes the campaign in 2005: “I will spell out our position - We welcome motorcyclists to North Yorkshire. We enjoy the colour and spirit...

Off Road: Mar 30 on

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 March 30, 2005. SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY March 30 Belle Vue, Greater Manchester. 0161-223-7720. Hull, Yorkshire. 01482-784848. King's Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. 09066-555992 60p/min. Poole, Dorset.

Shows: Mar 30 on

Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing March 30, 2005. SHOWS SATURDAY April 2 National BikeSafe Motorcycle Show 2005 with Michael Rutter and Karl Harris, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. www.bikesafe.co.uk. SUNDAY April 3 National BikeSafe Motorcycle Show 2005 with Michael Rutter and Karl Harris,...

UK dash for NABD cash

UK dash for NABD cash

Members of the Thames Vale Vultures are making a Reading-Lands End-John O’Groats charity dash from May 29 to June 1 to raise cash for the National Association for Bikers with a Disability...

Get BikeSafe for free

Get BikeSafe for free

The annual national BikeSafe event takes place this weekend, April 2-3 at Cheltenham Racecourse, and entry is totally free. The even is organised by Gloucestershire Constabulary with sponsorship from...

2005 MCN test fleet

2005 MCN test fleet

MCN’s long term test bike fleet launched this week with an amazing selection of bikes lining up to be put through their paces this year. There will be 19 bikes on test with everything from a...

Up for it on an R1200RT

Up for it on an R1200RT

They told him it couldn’t be done. Most would say it shouldn’t be done. And that’s exactly the kind of challenge MCN road tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child looks for. Chad...

England's footy scooter

England's footy scooter

Italian scooter maker Piaggio has landed the deal to make the official England football team scooter. The limited edition England NRG Power 50cc is inspired by the design of the new team strip, as...

Bargain price for Bullets

Bargain price for Bullets

A price rethink from Royal Enfield means that you can now buy a brand new Bullet 350 for less than two grand. The classic bike, which is practically unchanged from the 1950s machine has had its price...

Exclusive: Ducati RR pics

Exclusive: Ducati RR pics

Want to see the most exciting production Ducati ever built? The road-going Ducati V4 Desmosedici GP replica, with 200bhp? Exclusive pictures of the actual bike undergoing testing, with full details,...

Harley dwarfs car maker

Harley dwarfs car maker

Harley-Davidson is currently worth more than the world's larget car maker, General Motors (GM), after 19 consecutive years of record profits for the motorcycle manufacturer. Harley overtook GM in...

Find Aprilia dealers, fast

Find Aprilia dealers, fast

You can now find your nearest Aprilia dealer quickly and easily, as the manufacturer has been added to our Dealer Locator. By entering your postcode you can find all the dealers in your area without...

Meet Charley Boorman

Meet Charley Boorman

Globe-riding celebrity biker Charley Boorman brings his Long Way Round promo tour to two more venues this week. On Wednesday March 23 he’s at Sawbridgeworth Motorcycles, Hertford from 7pm.

Track Events: Mar 23 on

Each week we publish a list of track events. Those listed below are for the week commencing March 23, 2005. Road Racing: Saturday March 26 Road Racing Club of Ireland Irish Superbike short circuit, Bishopscourt, County Down. 028-9181-5918. Andreas club, Jurby, Isle of Man. 01624-625845. Sunday March 27 New Era road racing, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. 01920 444205. Darley Moor MCRRC, Darley...

MCN dealer survey

MCN dealer survey

Have you bought a bike from a dealer in the last five years? Whether it was new or second-hand, we'd like your help to compile our most comprehensive ever UK dealer ratings. Whether your dealer is...

Ask the Prime Minister

Ask the Prime Minister

Got a question for Prime Minister Tony Blair? Make it a good one and we’ll put it to him in person. motorcyclenews.com Editor David Cushman is going to No10 for lunch and an audience with the...

Book by Thursday 8pm

Book by Thursday 8pm

Easter deadlines come to MCN this week - so if you are planning to sell your bike you need to move fast. The deadline for inclusion in the March 30 issue of MCN is Thursday at 8pm - because Friday...

Rideouts: Mar 23 on

Riding schools: Wednesday March 23 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036. Thursday March 24 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036. Friday March 25 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036. Ride outs: Wednesday March 23 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. Thursday March 24 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails.

Looking for Egg Runs?

Looking for Egg Runs?

Are you organising or joining in an Easter Egg run this Bank Holiday weekend? Let us know and we'll share the details with Britain's biggest online motorcycle audience right here on...

Big naked bargains

Big naked bargains

Big naked bikes are continuously increasing their popularity, with sales shooting up by 30 percent in the last year, and we’ve got loads in our Bike for Sale section. You can see a full road...

Love bikes? Work for us

Love bikes? Work for us

You've got until March 30, 2005 to get your applications in for a range of dream biking jobs on MCN. The world’s biggest-selling and most influential bike publication is expanding – and...

Bike Meets: Mar 23 on

Saturday Mar 26 Royal Windsor Hotel, Blackpool sea front, Lancashire. 01253-623637. Sams Cafe, Denbigh, Denbighshire. 8.30am-3.30pm. 01745-816807. Station cafe, Llanberis, Gwynedd. 10am-4pm. 08704-580033. Wessons cafe and shop, Horam, East Sussex. 9am-5pm. 01435-813999. Honda Race Cafe, Cusworth Bikes, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. 07904-230943. Cruise In and Rock Night, The Victoria, Coalville,...

You call for more cops

You call for more cops

The RAC says there’s an urgent need to improve safety for motorcyclists on UK roads. And 47 per cent of us believe more police on the roads is the answer. More cops could be the key to...

Pick the best used bike

Pick the best used bike

We’re doing a massive feature on the best used bikes you can buy and we want you to be a part of it. Take a look at the list of bikes below and if you’ve ever owned one, or more, then get...