March

Tougher tests for elderly

A rider paralysed in an accident with an 87-year-old driver is calling for regular and compulsory retests for the elderly, according to the BBC. Marcus Watkin has been awarded £4.4m in damages after being thrown from his bike when the pensioner drove across his path. He will have to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Read the full BBC report HERE (external site) Watkins wants a...

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BikeSafe weekend of fun

BikeSafe weekend of fun

This year’s national BikeSafe event will take place at Cheltenham racecourse at the start of April and will have enough o keep you occupied all day long, including free assessed rides. The...

Damp start to Daytona

Damp start to Daytona

The first pictures are arriving back from our team at Daytona Beach, Florida, where the week-long Daytona Bike Week is in full swing, if a little dampened by the weather. The rain has been coming...

Rideouts: Mar 9 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 9 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY March 10 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road Runners...

Off Road: Mar 9 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include MOTOCROSS, TRIALS, ENDURO AND SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting March 9, 2005. MOTOCROSS SATURDAY March 12 Newton-le-Willows MCC, Burscough, Lancashire. 01257-254863. SUNDAY March 13 Glenrothes Youth MXC, Leuchars, Fife. 01333-340391. Melville MXC, Lochhouses Farm, East Lothian.

To rearset or not?

To rearset or not?

Have you bolted a pair of rearsets to your bike? If you have, we want to know if you're glad you did, or reckon you've wasted your cash. It's for a forthcoming feature in the paper on rearsets. To...

Your bike reveals all

Your bike reveals all

The kind of bike you ride reveals your preferences for everything from food to body art according to a new survey. It reveals that Harley riders are more likely to choose a riding route because...

New boss for Guzzi

New boss for Guzzi

After taking over Aprilia and Moto Guzzi last year Piaggio has now announced a new boss for Guzzi. Daniele Bandiera joins the firm from car maker Alfa Romeo where he was responsible for launching...

Bargain first bike buys

Bargain first bike buys

If you're thinking about trying a bike for the first time, or you know someone who is, we’ve got hundreds of learner legal 125cc machines for sale - in the widest range of styles. A look...

Track events: Mar 9 on

Each week we publish a list of track events. Those listed below are for the week commencing March 9, 2005. TRACK DAYS WEDNESDAY March 9 No Limits Trackday, Oulton Park, Cheshire. 109 01727-899173 or www.nolimitstrackdays.com. FRIDAY March 11 Mick Boddice Trackday, Darley Moor, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. 01562-751770 or 07966-514747. SUNDAY March 13 Focused Events Track Day, Jerez. 105...

Join the Sheene run

Join the Sheene run

This year’s annual Sheene run will take place on July 3 with hundreds of bikes doing a lap of Rugby town centre to raise money for Mencap. The event takes place on the anniversary of the death...

Shows: Mar 9 on

Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing March 9, 2005 SHOWS SATURDAY March 12 Black Horse Custom and Classic Show, Black Horse Inn, Stratford St Mary, Essex. 01375-374414. Scottish Motorcycle Show, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. Advance adult ӣ20 for weekend. Adult 12. On the gate adult 13, OAP 6, 14 and under free...

In MCN - out March 9

In MCN - out March 9

This week's MCN (out Wednesday, March 9) features the world's first group test of the K5 GSX-R1000 versus its 2005 rivals. Download a video of MCN Editor Marc Potter telling you more about this...

Anger at driver sentence

Anger at driver sentence

Motorcyclists across the country are reacting with outrage and disbelief after a law student drove off from the scene of an accident with a rider's disembodied foot stuck in his car bumper. Law...

Bike finance for all

Bike finance for all

Typical, you really want a new bike but you just can’t get the finance. Well now there’s an option with Approved Bike Finance spreading their branches across England. The firm works in...

Celebrating safer riding

Celebrating safer riding

WSB champ James Toseland is backing National Motorcycle Safety Week, which begins on Monday (March 13) - and the launch of a new emergency medical ID card for riders. The week aims to maintain the...

Bikes on TV: Mar 9 on

Each week we publish a list of biking TV shows so you don’t miss out. Those listed here are for the week commencing March 2, 2005. 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 9 11.30am MM Street Bikers (rpt 2.30pm, 5.30pm,...

KTM ladies day academy

KTM ladies day academy

Having only passed my test six month ago and having never been on an off road bike I would never have imagined myself spending a Saturday in a barn razzing round on the latest KTM 250 EXC bikes. Well,...

Riding Schools: Mar 9 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDING SCHOOLS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing March 9, 2005. WEDNESDAY March 9 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Midlands. 01933-674036. Motorcycle First Aid Course, London. 020-7258-3456. THURSDAY March 10 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Midlands. 01933-674036. FRIDAY March 11 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Midlands.

Win a K1200S

Win a K1200S

If you fancy winning yourself a brand new BMW K1200S then make sure you pop along to a BMW dealer on March 12 for the launch of it’s 2005 bikes. All of BMW’s new bikes will be in dealers...

Video: 1000cc group test

Video: 1000cc group test

This week's MCN - out from Wednesday March 9 - features our exclusive group test of the all-new K5 GSX-R1000 versus the ZX-10R, Blade and R1. We travelled to the south of France to pitch the bikes...

Bikes on TV: Mar 2 on

Each week we publish a list of biking TV shows so you don’t miss out. Those listed here are for the week commencing March 2, 2005. 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 5.30am MOT 2004 French Supermoto 11am SS2 Moto1 Noon MM...

Bike Week starts Friday

Bike Week starts Friday

One of the world’s biggest bike gatherings rumbles into action on Friday, March 4 – Daytona Bike Week. MCN’s Andy Downes and Steve Farrell are attending the huge Florida event...

Video: Speed Triple

Video: Speed Triple

MCN Road tester Michael Neeves has just come back from testing Triumph's aggressive new Speed Triple and we’ve got his video verdict and a tour of the bike. You can read Neeves’ full...

New MCN - out NOW

New MCN - out NOW

The new MCN, out March 2 is a Triumph test special which includes the world first test of the Triumph Speed Triple. Get our video verdict, here PLUS Used comparison: Triumph TT600 vs Triumph...

Do mobile cameras lie?

Do mobile cameras lie?

A BBC programme has revealed major concerns about the accuracy of mobile speed cameras, with a brick wall creating a recorded speed of 58mph. The machines rely on the infra red beam they sent being...

Track events: Mar 2 on

Each week we publish a list of track events. Those listed below are for the week commencing March 2, 2005. ROAD RACING SATURDAY March 5 Auto 66 race test day, Elvington Park, nr York, Yorkshire. 01723-500653 or www.auto66.com. SUNDAY March 6 Auto 66, Elvington Park, nr York, Yorkshire. 01723-500653 or www.auto66.com. EMRA, Mallory Park, Leicestershire. 02476-544463. WEDNESDAY March 9 AMA...

Off road: Mar 2 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include MOTOCROSS, TRIALS, ENDURO AND SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting March 2, 2005. SPEEDWAY SATURDAY March 5 Berwick, Northumberland. 01289-307707. Rye House, Hertfordshire. 01992-440400. SUNDAY March 6 Newport, Gwent. 2.30pm. 09066-555915 (60p per minute). MONDAY March 7 Belle Vue, Greater...

Bike Meets: Mar 2 on

TUESDAY March 8 Black Horse, Windsor. 01753-861953. Blundell Arms, Widnes, Cheshire. 07976-565233. Breakspeare pub, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire. 01923-264290. Crown Inn, Yoxall, Staffordshire. 01543-472551. Durham Ox, Langley Mill, Derbyshire. 01773-712806. Eight Towers, Widnes, Cheshire. 07976-565233. Fishermans Inn, Rochdale, Greater Manchester. 01706-378168 or www.the-fishermans.com. King's...

Biker ballet at Kiev show

Biker ballet at Kiev show

The Ukraine’s first ever big bike show, Moto Bike 2005, has just finished in the capital Kiev - complete with a motorcycle-themed ballet. motorcyclenews.com regular Mykola Maruschak was there...

Egg runs cancelled

Egg runs cancelled

Two annual Egg Runs have been cancelled due to problems organising police escorts. Both the Wirral Easter Egg run and the East Midlands MAG run in Nottingham have been aborted due to concerns about...

Video: 03 Blade for sale

Video: 03 Blade for sale

Kelvin Hassall is selling his 03 Blade and has taken advantage of our FREE offer to show video of his bike on this site. Take a walk-around his bike by downloading the video clip (see 'click to play'...

Foggy?s 888 for sale

Foggy?s 888 for sale

Fancy owning a slice of History? Well Bonhams auction house has got the last ever Ducati 888 to win a BSB race - as ridden by Carl Fogarty and Michael Rutter. The full factory 1993 888 was first run...

Rideouts: Mar 2 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 2 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY March 3 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road Runners...

Riding Schools: Mar 2 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDING SCHOOLS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing March 2, 2005. RIDING SCHOOLS WEDNESDAY March 2 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036. THURSDAY March 3 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036. FRIDAY March 4 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036. SATURDAY March 5 Motorcycle First Aid Course, London.