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Bike News (June 2006)

  • What's in MCN Mobile

    24 June 2006

    What's in MCN Mobile

    NEWS & NEW BIKES Updates of biking news, major updates in buying and selling and how they will affect you, and up-to-the-minute details of the best new bikes being tested in secret around the...

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  • 850 miles in under 24hrs

    24 June 2006

    To help raise money for Breast Cancer Care and Local Support Groups, 8 riders and 3 pillion passengers from Wey Valley Advanced Motorcyclists are riding from Lands End to John O’Groats on Sunday. The riders will be setting off at 4am on a route taking them down through the Highlands, the Lake District, Wales, North Devon and Cornwall in hope of reaching their destination at 10:30pm. For...

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  • Bikes on TV: June 28 on

    24 June 2006

    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, June 28. KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel MM - Men and Motors EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MOT - Motors TV, SS1 (2, 3 or X) - Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or...

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  • 2006 Bike week rideouts

    24 June 2006

    If you're planning a ride-in or ride-out during National Motorcycle Week, 2006, with runs from July 16-23, then let us know and we'll publicise it to the biggest online community in biking. Whether you're organising a rideout to somewhere interesting during the week, or encouraging people to commute on two wheels on Ride 2 Work Day on Wednesday, July 19, we'll tell the world about it. Saturday,...

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  • Win a year?s MCN Mobile

    24 June 2006

    You can win a year’s free subscription to MCN Mobile by telling us what you think of our new MCN Mobile service. Check out the new MCN Mobile site by texting 'MCN' to 80876 then let us know what cool things you think we should have (standard operator charges apply). If you've got an idea that you think we should try? Send your idea as a text message to 80876, and the best will be rewarded...

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  • Police road stats lie

    24 June 2006

    Police road stats lie

    Research carried out by Oxford University and published in the British Medical Journal suggests that despite claims by police, just as many people are being admitted to hospital with serious traffic...

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  • Win a Benelli for pennies

    24 June 2006

    Win a Benelli for pennies

    You could be the owner of a Benelli Tornado LE worth £8000, for just a few pence. We're holding a simple to enter reverse auction. Just make the lowest unique bid, and you'll walk away with...

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  • New MCN - Out Jun 28

    24 June 2006

    New MCN - Out Jun 28

    This week in MCN we reveal Triumphs new superbike and a free eight page British GP preview. The new 955i prototype mixes the best bits of the Speed Triple and the 675 but it wont be arriving until...

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  • MCN Mobile Frequently asked questions

    24 June 2006

    MCN Mobile Frequently asked questions

    Below is our list of frequently asked questions about MCN Mobile. If you feel your questions have not been answered please email us at mcnmobile@emap.com What phone do I need? Any phone which is...

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  • BMW Donny launch

    24 June 2006

    BMW Donny launch

    BMW Motorrad will be launching two new models at Donington Park during the Moto GP weekend. The F800S and R1200S will be displayed throughout the weekend with BMW Motorrad experts on hand to answer...

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  • Fury over 'Book of Tricks'

    24 June 2006

    Fury over 'Book of Tricks'

    The Greater Manchester Police’s ‘The Book of Tricks’, accused of bullying the public into accepting fines rather than disputing cases, has been shot down by the Advertising Standards...

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  • Audio: Randy & Roberts

    24 June 2006

    Audio: Randy & Roberts

    This week's MCN Podcast audio show is a British GP special coming to you direct from the Donington paddock. Former GP star and top TV pundit Randy Mamola talks to us about his passion for charity and...

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  • Yorkshire Bike Show

    24 June 2006

    Yorkshire Bike Show

    July 29-30, 2006, sees the return of the Great Yorkshire Bike Show in Cullingworth. As well as trade stands bursting with bargains, manufacturers including Ducati, Honda, MV Agusta, Suzuki and many...

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  • Sponsor Davies GP ride

    24 June 2006

    Intrepid 250 rider Chaz Davies is going to cycle to the Day of Champions from his hometown of Kinsham, Wales and you can sponsor him. The journey is 100 miles and 30 miles further than Chaz has ever ridden in one go. It is estimated to take around eight hours. For bike reviews Click here For bikes for sale Click here For new products Click here “I plan to leave home at about 5am which...

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  • Night with the stars

    24 June 2006

    Night with the stars

    The North Yorkshire Road Racing Supporters Club (NYRRSC) are hosting their annual night with the stars at Club Amadeus, Northallerton. This year Colin Edwards will be there with Casey Stoner. Along...

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  • BMF job opportunity

    24 June 2006

    The BMF are looking for a new Financial Manager to join their team on a salary of £35k-£40k plus benefits. The job includes preparing and monitoring annual budgets, producing quarterly and annual accounts, and advising BMF Directors on the best use of resources, running the staff payroll and operating the company pension scheme. Click for new bike reviews Click for product reviews ...

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  • What's on: June 28 on

    24 June 2006

    Our What’s On listings now show events by their location, making them easier to find. Click the links below to choose the listing for your area and find out what events are on near you this week. Worldwide Midlands East of England Ireland North of England Scotland South East England South West of England Wales Ireland ROAD RACING FRIDAY June 30 Skerries 100 Irish Road Races,...

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  • Day of Champs Thursday

    24 June 2006

    Day of Champs Thursday

    Don't forget the Day of Champions event takes place tomorrow, Thursday, June 29, 2006, to raise money for Riders for Health in the build-up for the British MotoGP round on Sunday, July 2, 2006. ...

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  • Choose the right finance

    24 June 2006

    Choose the right finance

    If you’re also looking to part exchange your bike then knowing how much your machine is worth, by using Parker’s online Used Bike Guide, is key to getting the best deal. But for those...

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  • Police figures incorrect

    24 June 2006

    Police figures incorrect

    A study by Oxford University and the South East Regional Public Health Group in Guilford has clashed with police figures concerning serious injuries caused by road crashes. Recent figures produced...

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  • MCN Mobile Ts & Cs

    24 June 2006

    MCN Mobile Ts & Cs

    MCN Mobile is a new service offering downloads of images, videos and more to your mobile phone. These are the terms and conditions - including pricing, that applies. MCN MOBILE Legal Terms &...

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  • MotoGP on your phone

    24 June 2006

    MotoGP on your phone

    This week sees the launch of the MCN Mobile MotoGP alerts service and MCN Mobile users can opt to get updates every day of the event from Donington Park. If you can't get to your PC, it's the best...

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  • European Scooter trip

    24 June 2006

    European Scooter trip

    Steve Basford, 34, is preparing to embark on an epic 6,500 mile sponsored adventure through nine European countries in four weeks – on a scooter! Aiming to raise money for Peoples Dispensary...

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  • Top tips for a bargain

    24 June 2006

    Top tips for a bargain

    If you want to get a bargain from a dealer there are a few key things to remember. Here's our top five tips for getting a good deal: 1) The magic phrase to say is: “I am going to compare prices...

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  • MAG EU Licence demo

    24 June 2006

    MAG EU Licence demo

    The Motorcycle Action Group is calling for bikers to join a protest demo in Birmingham on Saturday, July 1, aimed at changing the European licensing proposals. The proposals have angered MAG, the...

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  • What's on: Jun 21-28

    17 June 2006

    Our What’s On listings now show events by their location, making them easier to find. Click the links below to choose the listing for your area and find out what events are on near you this week. Worldwide Midlands East of England Ireland North of England Scotland South East England South West of England Wales Worldwide: ROAD RACING SATURDAY June 24 Moto GP, Assen.

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  • The Deaf Bikers Rally

    17 June 2006

    The Deaf Bikers Rally

    For a great weekends entertainment get yourself down to Letchworth Rugby Club between the 23rd and 25th of June for the Deaf Bikers Rally. The weekend is packed full with things to do including...

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  • Special Donington MCN

    17 June 2006

    Special Donington MCN

    MCN is putting together a special free British GP edition and the only way you’ll be able to get it is to buy a programme at Donington on Sunday. The issue will feature all the latest info on...

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  • Buy now, pay later

    17 June 2006

    Buy now, pay later

    If you’re looking at buying a new bike then this coming week is the best time of the summer to buy one from your local dealer, according to Parker’s Price Guide. All the motorcycle...

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  • Bikes on TV: Jun 21-28

    17 June 2006

    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, June 21. KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel MM - Men and Motors EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MOT - Motors TV, SS1 (2, 3 or X) - Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or...

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  • MCN London show moves

    17 June 2006

    MCN London show moves

    MCN’S London Motorcycle Show is moving! After 20 years at the Alexandra Palace next year’s show will be held at ExCel in London’s Docklands. The move comes as the show is more...

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  • F800ST at Beaulieu

    17 June 2006

    F800ST at Beaulieu

    Those attending Beaulieu Motorcycle World this weekend will be the first to see the BMW F800ST since the unveilng in South Africa earlier this year. The bike aims to take on the Japanese sport tourer...

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  • Crash to play Gloucester

    17 June 2006

    Crash to play Gloucester

    Former World Superbike Champion James Toseland and his band Crash are to perform at Gloucester Leisure Centre on Saturday 29th July. Other racing stars that will be strutting their stuff include BSB...

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  • Bike selling made easier

    17 June 2006

    We've taken even more of the hassle out of selling your bike to the biggest audience in biking, now your advert will appear until your bike is sold, for one price. Your advert will now appear in print for three weeks, reaching 500,000 motorcyclists every seven days, and on the web for eight weeks, reaching over 300,000 users a month. And in the unlikely event that you haven't sold your bike at...

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  • MCIA's 10-minute survey

    17 June 2006

    MCIA's 10-minute survey

    The Motorcycle Industry Association is conducting a survey to get a better understanding of who bikers really are. Click the link below to take part in the 10-minute multiple choice questionnaire and...

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  • New MCN: Out June 21

    17 June 2006

    New MCN: Out June 21

    This week in MCN we’ve got proof that car drivers don’t see bikes. A world-first scientific investigation proves that car drivers only see what they are looking for and they aren’t...

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