September

The police should practice what they preach

I live in North Wales and thoroughly enjoyed the rally on Sunday which I believe made the right point. However I was surprised that MCN were noticable by their absence. On the note of bikers being pulled for no reason because it "reduces accidents" perhaps the police should follow their own teachings because a Northumbria Police officer was found guilty of causing death by dangerous...

The Ponderosa at 12.00AM

The Ponderosa at 12.00AM

It was an absolutely stunning day. I've never seen a show of solidarity like that before! It just goes to show how strong the feeling is amongst the biking community, of the heavy handed...

Our day at Snowdon

Our day at Snowdon

My name Alex Jones I am from Cardiff. Me and two of my mates went North Wales on our bikes, to support MCN. What all round good day! All in all we did over 400 miles and we loved it. The only downside...

Example of Bikers being Law Abiding and Considerate

Example of Bikers being Law Abiding and Considerate

Travelled from London to support the event. It was truly amazing experience. Hope it helps! Took many pictures of the event but the pic attached made me laugh Ken Blunt

Yatton to Ponderosa

Yatton to Ponderosa

I left Yatton, just South of Bristol at 08:00am on YamahaGTS. M5 over Avonmouth bridge, M49, M4, A449 to Monmouth, A49 Hereford, Leominster, Shrewsbury, and A5 to LLangollen and Horseshoe pass then...

MCN readers transform North Wales

MCN readers transform North Wales

Thousands of MCN readers descended on North Wales on Sunday, transforming much of the region into one enormous bike festival in one of MCN’s biggest ever campaigns. Over 10,000 riders are thought to...

Thousands turn up!

Thousands turn up!

What a brilliant day. I rode from Overton to meet my mates at a nearby fast food eatery at 10:00 am and got chatting to a group from Reading who had travelled down the day before. We browsed each...

A nice quiet ride in North Wales

Nice and quiet between Lakes Vrynwy and Bala today! Doing my bit to fill North Wales with bikes.

Power to the people

Power to the people

This photo was taken outside the Ponderosa Cafe on Sunday at the Reclaim North Wales ride. Myself and 12 other bikers from Blackpool went down for the day. Power to the people.

fantastic day....

fantastic day....

What a fantastic day!! Left Derby 9.00am with a mate, enjoyed coffee and biker chats at the Midway cafe [you wouldn't believe how good their cheese and tomato on toast looks!!]. Ijoined the mile-long...

Fantastic turn out for Reclaim North Wales

Fantastic turn out for Reclaim North Wales

Fantastic turnout. Met up at the Raven around ten o'clock then after brekkie headed off to Ponderosa. Absolute chaos on the roads. I had to park up and walk to Ponderosa due to gridlock. Left...

Ponderosa

Ponderosa

Just wanted to share a pic from a great day out. Reclaim Wales

My best day ever

My best day ever

Had the best day today ever as a biker chick with my hubby, we arrived at Dragons Rest at about 11:30 it was already rammed like the TT week. We then had a ride over to Betws-y-Coed which was an...

Dragon's Rest

Dragon's Rest

The people and bikes at The Dragons rest

Photos of reclaiming North Wales

Photos of reclaiming North Wales

Pics of the 'reclaim North Wales' ride out. We rode from stalybridge, Cheshire. Had a great day and loved being a part of such a large biker movement. Would say initial estimate of 3,000 well short of...

Fantastic turnout at the Ponderosa

Fantastic turnout at the Ponderosa

What a fantastic turnout at the Ponderosa fantastic turnout at the Ponderosa. I have never seen anything like it. Everybody was in great spirits and unaminous in criticising N Wales police for the...

Sad Wales

I just want to express my anger at North Wales Police. It happened when as usual every Saturday I go on my TL1000R to pay the bills at my local town I'd been riding about 4 miles and seen this silver Volvo behind me, anyway my petrol light came on so I turned into the garage when they followed me and put their sirens on? He was asking all sorts of questions about brake disks...

Lincoln to Dragon's Rest

Lincoln to Dragon's Rest

Left Lincoln at eight this morning, had a short stop in Matlock then made our way across to N Wales via some lovely roads. The turn out was amazing, so glad to have been part of it. We found some...

Reclaim North Wales was great

Reclaim North Wales was great

I went over to Wales on my own for the run and to support the campaign. Of the thousands of bikes I saw, passed (in the opposite direction) and followed it was a pleasure to see that everone was on...

Great support in North Wales

Brilliant day! Never seen so much support from so many people of all walks of life. Excellent and the best thing is that there was very little police presence. Just goes to show that even though the roads were extremely busy, they didn't need hundreds of police everywhere. We should do this once a month!

Taking back North Wales

Taking back North Wales

I went from the Dragon Rest in Caerwys, great turnout, then went to Abergele for Woods motorcycles (have not been for an age). Then down via Old Colwyn past North Wales Police HQ (I think we should...

Apology from North Wales Police

Today I was pulled by North Wales Police on the A5 in Corwen and given a ticket VRM fail to comform to regulations ticket. The officer said my number plate was too small. I protested that it is a standard plate and was supplied by Hunts motorcycles at the time of the first registration. I also took issue with him on the way North Wales Police were harrasing motorcyclists and said that I understood...

Helping Reclaim Wales

Helping Reclaim Wales

With some friends from South Cheshire motorcycle Club we reclaimed Wales. Left a bit of England in the bogs at Swallow Falls, too! Reclaim Wales

Reclaiming North Wales

Reclaiming North Wales

Incredible turnout by the bikers and their supporters. I was at the Dragon's Rest Cafe and took the opportunity to film some opinions and sights and sounds. CONGRATS MCN on your success today. And...

Pull this over!!!

Pull this over!!!

I rode to north Wales with friends today and I must say how overwhelmed i was at just how many people joined us the further we travelled. The more people that joined us the more people waved at...

A great day out in North Wales

A great day out in North Wales

Leaving my home in Liverpool at 8.30am I rode to meet my friends at the Stanlow service station on the M56. 5 riders in all myself, Steve from Bolton, Steve from Bury, Mike from Newton Le Willows and...

Reclaim Wales: Live from the Dragon's rest

Reclaim Wales: Live from the Dragon's rest

Hundreds of motorcyclists are at the Dragon's Rest to show their support of MCN's Reclaim Wales campaign. Early estimates suggest that over 3000 motorcyclists have travelled to North Wales, with more...

The DVLA lost my licence

My story is very long but in a nutshell I have been driving class 1 HGVs for 20 years and the DVLA has taken it off me saying I never passed a test.

Blackswan to build 1000bhp electric drag bike

Blackswan to build 1000bhp electric drag bike

Team Blackswan are based in Bristol and are developing several electric motorcycle projects including the building of a 1000bhp lithium electric drag bike. This is being used as a rolling test-bed to...

North Wales Police chief: ‘Riding motorcycle less rational than cycling’

North Wales Police chief: ‘Riding motorcycle less rational than cycling’

Riding a motorcycle is less rational than cycling, a North Wales Police chief has said. Acting deputy chief constable Ian Shannon made the extraordinary claim in his blog on the force’s...

Doubt over police speed detection tactics

Doubt over police speed detection tactics

Doubt has been cast over police methods for catching speeding motorcyclists after a case was dramatically thrown out by a court.   Colin Jameson, 43, and Andrew Bones, 40, both from Durham,...

Win a free off-road school day and Airwaves Yamaha kit

Win a free off-road school day and Airwaves Yamaha kit

MCN has teamed up with Wrigley’s Airwaves to give you the chance to win a day at the Yamaha Off-road Experience in Wales. Based in the beautiful countryside around Llanidloes in Mid Wales, The Yamaha...

Video: Vertical Trix wheelie machine visits MCN

Video: Vertical Trix wheelie machine visits MCN

The Vertical Trix boys brought their wheelie machine along to the MCN offices and pretty soon there was a queue forming - watch the video to see MCN staff trying it out. You can...

New Arrow exhausts for Ducati Monster

New Arrow exhausts for Ducati Monster

Both the Ducati Monster 1100 and Monster 696 now have aftermarket Arrow options after the exhaust manufacture decided to dedicate much of it’s summer time to the range of Bologna bullets. Find a...

Buell shuts down production lines as sales drop

Buell shuts down production lines as sales drop

American firm Buell is shutting down production at the East Troy factory in Wisconsin for two months as a result of low sales. Buell is part of the Harley-Davidson group and will be closing production...

Laser Stealth slip-ons for Suzuki GSX-R1000K9

Laser Stealth slip-ons for Suzuki GSX-R1000K9

This Stealth option for the current GSX-R1000 is available in Carbon, Inox or a combination of both materials. Find motorcycle exhausts for sale The power improvement is claimed to be in the rage of...