September

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...

Tasty Laser option for Suzuki Gladius

Tasty Laser option for Suzuki Gladius

The Laser Xtreme exhaust is arguably one of the best looking slip-ons you can buy. Find exhausts for sale The twin-stacked design instantly makes an impression on the look, even if not on the...

New Lock Mate Key disc lock reminder

New Lock Mate Key disc lock reminder

If you’re a regular commuter and use a disc lock often you’ll know how easy it is to forget about it unless you have chord reminder fitted. With this new product there is no more riding off with your...

Yamaha extends 0% deals and free insurance offers

Yamaha extends 0% deals and free insurance offers

Yamaha has extended it three biggest offers until 31st October 2009, enabling riders to get on a huge variety of their machines from £99 down.  14 bikes for £99 down The Hot Wheels scheme offers...

Reclaim North Wales - send us your pictures

Reclaim North Wales - send us your pictures

MCN is asking riders helping us reclaim North Wales this Sunday to send us their pictures from the day. We're encouraging as many law-abiding motorcyclists as possible to descend on the region in a...

2Evil is craziest scooter ever

2Evil is craziest scooter ever

This insane little dragster is the most jaw-dropping scooter we’ve ever seen. Dubbed 2Evil by its French creators MXS, the knee-high prototype pumps out an incredible 50bhp from just two 86cc...

Reclaim North Wales - fine weather predicted

Reclaim North Wales - fine weather predicted

Fine weather is forecasted for North Wales on Sunday – when thousands of you are set to descend on the region with MCN. Our Reclaim North Wales campaign is taking a stance against heavy-handed police...