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Bike News (June 2007)

  • Driver claims lampposts responsible for speeding ticket

    12 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    A motorist is fighting a speeding conviction after being snapped by a speed camera on a road without speed limit signs. The road traffic act says unsigned roads with lampposts 200 yards apart or less should be considered 30mph limits, and driver Ian Thomas claims that lack of this knowledge caused him misjudge a speed limit in Rotherham last November.    

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  • Scrap speed cameras week

    12 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Scrap speed cameras week

    The Safe Speed Campaign has announced the dates of the first ‘Scrap Speed Cameras Week’. The week will help promote the anti-speed camera message of campaign from June 24. Founder Paul Smith said:...

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  • Video: Knievel jumps five billion dollars

    12 June 2007 by Rob Hull

    Video: Knievel jumps five billion dollars

    With his world famous father Evel laid up in hospital after suffering a stroke last week, son Robbie kept the Knievel family name close to the skies on Saturday with a jump over a mountain of money –...

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  • Wonky road markings to be repainted

    12 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Contractors in the New Forest are having to repaint the white lines on the A337 after an attempt to paint them in the dark left the lines wobbly. The line was rejected by the council, and will need to be repainted in daylight at the expense of the contractor.

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  • Mini bike rider loses bike after two days

    12 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    A 14-year-old boy had his mini-bike seized by police just two days after paying £90 for the machine. An officer responding to complaints about the boy riding the bike in a public area whilst not wearing a helmet claimed to have almost collided with the bike as it came around a bend on the wrong side of the road. His mother requested the bike was crushed rather than returned to the...

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  • 'Racing' teenagers in court over death crash

    12 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Two men were in Edinburgh High Court last week over the death of 19 year-old pillion James Manders last week. The court was shown CCTV footage of Andrew Sneddon’s bike at 54mph moments before Manders was flung from James Davidson’s pillion seat in a collision with a car. Sneddon’s pillion passenger denies the two bikes were racing in Peffer Place and Harewood Road in Edinburgh. The case continues.

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  • Rockingham's superman

    09 June 2007 by James Lumb

    Rockingham's superman

    Here's a picture of me doing a superman impression at Rockingham on May Bank Holiday. I was flying! Thanks to fresh orange for the pictures.

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  • Lakes & Lochs Extravaganza

    09 June 2007 by damo_np

    Lakes & Lochs Extravaganza

    In August 2006 I had decided I would go to Scotland on the Fazer. I had never been before; had always wanted to. So I booked my time off work, sorted the accommodation & loaded the bike up ready...

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  • ‘Careless’ driving kills motorcyclist

    09 June 2007 by Rob Hull

    A motorist who fell asleep at the wheel and killed a biker has been cleared of dangerous driving and convicted of lesser charges of careless driving by Swansea Crown Court. Andrew Peter Drage, 45, was fined £700 and banned for 12 months after killing motorcyclist Raymond Lacey Freeman, 55.

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  • Don't make the same mistake

    08 June 2007 by Mick

    Don't make the same mistake

    Don't make the same mistake as me: Travelling home from our local meet at a cafe on the A2 I came up to some traffic lights with a slip road to the left and right. I was in the process of going right...

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  • Instructors call for harder driving test

    08 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Young motorists are dangerously unprepared to take to the roads according to a survey of driving instructors. Three out of four instructors said the driving test should be more difficult. A quarter of newly-qualified drivers also said they had been involved in a crash due to a lack of skill.

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  • Evel Knievel suffers stroke

    08 June 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Evel Knievel suffers stroke

    Evel Knievel is in hospital following a stroke according to his son Robbie, who fears for his father’s health. Speaking in advance of a jump planned for this weekend, where he will leap over more than...

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  • Record burnout attempt falls short

    08 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Record burnout attempt falls short

    The Guinness World Record Burnout attempt at Bushy’s beer tent fell short of the 107 riders needed to take the record on Thursday, June 7, 2007. Only a handful of riders turned up for the attempt in...

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  • New MCN: June 6, 2007

    06 June 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    New MCN: June 6, 2007

    Rossi makes his comeback in style at his home Grand Prix in Mugello with a stunning victory. We have all the details from the race in this week’s MCN, available to buy from June 6, 2007. Also in this...

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  • Unique Jefferies replica R1 could be yours

    06 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Unique Jefferies replica  R1 could be yours

    You could become the proud owner of this one-off V&M liveried R1, created in memory of Isle of Man TT rider David Jefferies. Jefferies was the dominant rider in road racing until his death in...

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  • My girls

    06 June 2007 by tim

    My girls

    Here's the Mrs and my daughter trying bikes out for size. Can't you tell by the look on my wife's face that she doesn't like bikes?!

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  • 7-mile diesel spill spotted in Leics

    05 June 2007 by Anonymous

    7-mile diesel spill spotted in Leics

    I have seen the largest diesel spill ever, it runs for 7 miles from Barrow upon Soar to Woodhouse in Leicestershire. This is part of the route for my daily commute to work and every left hand bend was...

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  • Police chief wants hidden cameras

    05 June 2007 by Tom Rayner

    Police chief wants hidden cameras

    The head of ACPO road policing has admitted in an interview that he wants hidden speed cameras on our roads. Meredydd Hughes is the controversial Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and senior...

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  • Join in with the MCN community

    05 June 2007 by Sean Warwick

    Join in with the MCN community

    Get more involved with motorcyclenews.com by updating your personal MCN web page and meeting new people.   Since we launched the new MCN site in March, we have introduced a stack of new features...

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  • Riders protest against Brunstrom

    04 June 2007 by MCN News Desk

    Riders protest against Brunstrom

    Around 300 riders flooded Llandudno in Wales on Saturday in a peaceful protest against North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom’s decision to use pictures of a decapitated biker to push his road...

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  • she is gonna freak

    03 June 2007 by pisstnbroke

    Oh well another day in paradise. The roads dried out and after 350 miles my glutimus maximus is starting to feel it. But who cares? I went for a pint of milk seven hours ago, and now I have to get back.

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  • Naked news travels to Germany

    03 June 2007 by ratpackleader2

    Naked news travels to Germany

    A picture from our recent five-day round trip to Germany and the Rhine Mosel region. Rosner Rats Pack Leader Dave Parker finds time to read the latest news on the naked 675 Triumph whilst...

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  • More carrots and less stick!

    03 June 2007 by Anonymous

    If like me you're a bit annoyed by the condescending attitude of our M25-encircled overlords you'll probably like my idea to replace the existing 'safety camara scheme' for one that rewards good driving (within the context of speed limits, as we've all seen some legally awful driving in our time on the road). My idea is that a centralised system of cameras is in control of the amount of road tax...

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  • IoM petrol prices

    03 June 2007 by Anonymous

    As someone who lives on the Isle of Man, I'd like to say that the fuel prices people are complaining about on the Island are what we pay all year round. They have not been put up for the TT, it is normal for fuel to be 10p or more per litre higher than on the mainland.

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  • Angry Dad

    03 June 2007 by red123

    Thanks to the moron who spilt petrol all over the roundabout at Hexham (A69) on Saturday which caused my son to crash his first big bike and break his wrist. I hope your next sh*t is a hedgehog. 

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  • Make my brother's day

    03 June 2007 by Jou Wong

    Make my brother's day

    This is a picture of my brother Jorwil, in Bandung, Indonesia. He was invloved in a hit and run accident whilst riding his motorbike. On the 13th May we had a fund raising day for him and managed to...

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  • Enduro Italia 2008

    03 June 2007 by Anonymous

    Enduro Italia 2008

    I have just recived this letter from Enduro Italia organiser Simon Smith, who advises that the event has been cancelled. To say that I am disappointed is putting it mildly. It also states that Enduro...

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