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Bike News (March 2005)

  • Get BikeSafe for free

    25 March 2005

    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...

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  • UK dash for NABD cash

    25 March 2005

    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...

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  • Shows: Mar 30 on

    25 March 2005

    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,...

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  • Off Road: Mar 30 on

    25 March 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 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.

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  • North Yorks clampdown

    25 March 2005

    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...

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  • Bikes on TV: Mar 30 on

    25 March 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, 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...

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  • Brands BSB atmosphere

    25 March 2005

    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...

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  • Rideouts: Mar 30 on

    25 March 2005

    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...

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  • Carpool lanes for bikes?

    25 March 2005

    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...

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  • Bike Meets: Mar 30 on

    25 March 2005

    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...

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  • Track events: Mar 30 on

    25 March 2005

    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...

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  • World first for classics

    25 March 2005

    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. ...

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  • Visit Butlins bash for day

    25 March 2005

    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+...

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  • Carole Nash up for prize

    25 March 2005

    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. ...

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  • Fun for a sunny weekend

    25 March 2005

    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...

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  • New MCN - out Mar 30

    25 March 2005

    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...

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  • Riding Schools: Mar 30 on

    25 March 2005

    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...

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  • New MCN - out Mar 23

    18 March 2005

    New MCN - out Mar 23

    This week MCN has investigated the insurance companies we all have to deal with - and named the best and worst. The exclusive results are revealed ONLY in our March 23 issue - on sale Wednesday. PLUS:...

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  • Shows: Mar 23 on

    18 March 2005

    Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing March 23, 2005. Shows Saturday March 26 Carlow Classic Show, County Carlow. . Sunday March 27 Carlow Classic Show, County Carlow. . Reading MAG Shepherds Hill Bike Show and Evening Party, Reading Rugby Club, Reading, Berkshire. 0118-954-5888. Monday March 28 Carlow Classic...

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  • Summer arrives early

    18 March 2005

    Summer arrives early

    Summer temperatures are coming to Britain this weekend with temperatures set to rise as high as 70-degrees. Already it has proved to be the warmest mid-March since 1990 and most of the UK basked in...

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  • Ken calms C-charge fear

    18 March 2005

    Ken calms C-charge fear

    Transport for London has issued a statement from London Mayor Ken Livingstone stating that bikes and scooters will remain exempt from congestion charging in the capital, as a response to an Evening...

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  • Off Road: Mar 23 on

    18 March 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 March 23, 2005. Scrambles Sunday March 27 Devon Classic MCC, Seaton, Devon. 01803-665563. Speedway Wednesday March 23 Hull, Yorkshire. 01482-784848. King's Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

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  • Minimotos at Brands BSB

    18 March 2005

    Minimotos at Brands BSB

    If you catch the racing bug during the British Superbike round at Brands Hatch on the Easter weekend, you'll be able to race minimotos round a version of the circuit. Store AdrenalinX has organised...

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  • Bargain hyper tourers

    18 March 2005

    Bargain hyper tourers

    BMW’s K1200S has finally hit dealers after a few pre-launch upsets but if you don’t want to pay the ten grand for a new bike we’ve chosen some of the best bargain alternatives from...

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  • Bikes on TV: Mar 23 on

    18 March 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, 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 23 6am SSX Bikesport...

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  • Pick the best used bike

    18 March 2005

    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...

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  • You call for more cops

    18 March 2005

    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...

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  • Bike Meets: Mar 23 on

    18 March 2005

    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,...

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  • Love bikes? Work for us

    18 March 2005

    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...

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  • Big naked bargains

    18 March 2005

    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...

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  • Looking for Egg Runs?

    18 March 2005

    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...

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  • Rideouts: Mar 23 on

    18 March 2005

    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.

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  • Book by Thursday 8pm

    18 March 2005

    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...

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  • Ask the Prime Minister

    18 March 2005

    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...

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  • MCN dealer survey

    18 March 2005

    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...

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  • Track Events: Mar 23 on

    18 March 2005

    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...

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