2020

Bike racing podcasters aim to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

Bike racing podcasters aim to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

A podcasting duo consisting of 2020 National Superstock 1000 champion Chrissy Rouse and Isle of Man TT top-10 finisher Dom Herbertson are aiming to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support by...

Virtual Motorcycle Live show set for November 21-29

Virtual Motorcycle Live show set for November 21-29

The annual ritual of heading to Birmingham to kick tyres, squeeze levers and twist throttles before stocking up on a mass of biking bargains whether we need them or not has been hit by coronavirus –...

Bagger tricks: How the S&S Indian heavyweight racer won at Laguna Seca

Bagger tricks: How the S&S Indian heavyweight racer won at Laguna Seca

The inaugural King of the Baggers race was run last week at Laguna Seca, with flat-track pro Tyler O’Hara taking top honours. The close-fought event has spawned from a growing performance bagger scene...

Fabrizio Pirovano tribute Yamaha R1 raises £24,000 for cancer research charity

Fabrizio Pirovano tribute Yamaha R1 raises £24,000 for cancer research charity

A one-off Yamaha R1 paying tribute to the late World Superbike racer, Fabrizio Pirovano, has been auctioned off online to raise money for a cancer research charity. The bike sold to an anonymous...

Riders pitch in to save popular Bedford hangout

Riders pitch in to save popular Bedford hangout

A biking destination in Bedfordshire has launched a crowdfunder after coronavirus forced them to shut. Boyds of Bedford was opened by husband and wife team Tom and Jessica Answer in 2018, originally...

Ready to tackle the cold? Check out these top tips to make your helmet winter-ready…

Ready to tackle the cold? Check out these top tips to make your helmet winter-ready…

SHARK helmets promotion Winter is fast approaching, so what better time to start preparing your kit to take on the elements? If you haven’t quite reached your 5000 miles for #ride5000miles this year, sponsors of the...

PAID PROMOTION: Don’t just own a Monimoto, own a part of Monimoto

PAID PROMOTION: Don’t just own a Monimoto, own a part of Monimoto

ADVERTISEMENT FROM MONIMOTO The riders behind the Monimoto motorcycle tracker are giving you the chance to own a piece of the action and support them in the fight again bike theft once and for all. With around 40,000...

Former Dirty Sanchez star Mathew Pritchard teams up with Mutt to get bike licence

Former Dirty Sanchez star Mathew Pritchard teams up with Mutt to get bike licence

Former Dirty Sanchez TV star turned endurance athlete, Mathew 'Pritch' Pritchard, is embarking on a new challenge to get his motorcycle licence in partnership with Mutt Motorcycles. The 47-year-old...

Triumph Speed Twin Café Racer kit helps turn roadster into speedster

Triumph Speed Twin Café Racer kit helps turn roadster into speedster

Triumph’s Speed Twin may be a great performer thanks to its Thruxton 1200 engine and souped-up cycle parts but many would agree its sober styling isn’t the most exciting in the world. Related articles...

Going the distance: Bridgestone launch T32 sports touring tyres

Going the distance: Bridgestone launch T32 sports touring tyres

Bridgestone have revealed a new Battlax Sport Touring T32 tyre range, set to take over from the existing T31 as the firm’s flagship road-going distance offering - promising improved wet weather...

Female riders launch calendar in aid of ovarian cancer charity

Female riders launch calendar in aid of ovarian cancer charity

A group of 300 female bikers from the Southwest have launched a charity calendar to raise money for ovarian cancer support group, Ovacome. Known as the Bristol Biking Girls, the online ladies-only...

Quartararo tear-off sells at charity auction for £4250

Quartararo tear-off sells at charity auction for £4250

The visor tear-off that ended Jack Miller’s race at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Misano sold for an incredible £4250 at auction. UK-based charity, Two Wheels for Life, were able to sell the piece...

Kawasaki’s popular Versys 1000 range gets total makeover for 2021

Kawasaki’s popular Versys 1000 range gets total makeover for 2021

Kawasaki has raised the bar with its hugely popular Versys 1000 line-up for 2021. The ambitious overhaul sees the standard Versys replaced by a much higher-spec-as-standard S version while the SE...

Thieves take over £20k of stock from Maidstone Harley dealer

Thieves take over £20k of stock from Maidstone Harley dealer

Thieves have stolen over £20,000-worth of stock from Maidstone Harley-Davidson after breaking into the dealership in the early hours of the morning on Thursday, October 8. Biking gear was the target...

SHARK Helmets brand-new EVOJET now in UK dealers

SHARK Helmets brand-new EVOJET now in UK dealers

SHARK helmets promotion #Ride5000miles sponsor, SHARK Helmets, released news of its futuristic EVOJET helmet at EICMA last year and now, you can get your hands on your own! Designed in France and manufactured at SHARK...

Big insurance shake up coming: Firms warned to stop hiking premiums

Big insurance shake up coming: Firms warned to stop hiking premiums

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has put out proposals to rid the insurance market of second-year price hikes that favour new customers over existing policyholders. After an analysis of the...

So long Sportster: Harley-Davidson withdraws longstanding range

So long Sportster: Harley-Davidson withdraws longstanding range

After decades of sales, Harley-Davidson have confirmed that the venerable Sportster range will make a quiet exit from Europe due to the upcoming Euro5 emissions regulations. Small updates aside, the...

Michael Neeves reveals secrets of a road tester - see all six episodes here

Michael Neeves reveals secrets of a road tester - see all six episodes here

Bikertek promotion In the final episode of his series ‘Secrets of a Road Tester’, Michael Neeves summarises his approach to riding. He says that after two decades as a road tester, covering tens of thousands of miles,...

ContiRoad Performs Exceptionally on KTM Bike

ContiRoad Performs Exceptionally on KTM Bike

Continental tyres promotion Motorcycle legend, Jeremy McWilliams, a former MotoGP rider, Multiple Northwest 200 winner and full-time KTM test and development rider, had the opportunity to extensively test the new ContiRoad at...

Something for the weekend: Royal Enfield team up with Baffle Culture for bike event

Something for the weekend: Royal Enfield team up with Baffle Culture for bike event

If you’ve not managed to get your bike show fix this summer, there’s still time as Royal Enfield have teamed up with Baffle Culture in Pontypool, Wales, to bring you a weekend of socially distanced...

Recently-saved Melbourne Raceway transformed by £180,000 in donations

Recently-saved Melbourne Raceway transformed by £180,000 in donations

York-based drag racing venue Melbourne Raceway has blasted back into action after a massive fundraising effort saved it from extinction – and the team behind it have just agreed a fresh 10-year lease...

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance create month-long charity route to raise funds

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance create month-long charity route to raise funds

Motorcyclists are being encouraged to get out on their bikes to help raise money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance service. In a month-long fund-raising campaign known as 'Ride...

New Citycruiser from SHARK Helmets in dealers NOW

New Citycruiser from SHARK Helmets in dealers NOW

SHARK helmets promotion #Ride5000miles sponsors, SHARK Helmets, has always been a brand known for innovation - never afraid to think outside of the box and develop new styles, fashions and use new technology. The...

Trail riders win Lake District battle over powered vehicles on green lanes

Trail riders win Lake District battle over powered vehicles on green lanes

A bid to have trail bike riders and 4x4s banned from some of the few byways in the Lake District they have legal access to has been thrown out by a High Court judge. A campaign by a group of ramblers,...

Watch this! MCN YouTube channel hits 250k subscribers

Watch this! MCN YouTube channel hits 250k subscribers

We’re thrilled to announce the MCN YouTube channel has passed a quarter of a million subscribers. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for watching our videos, subscribing, and joining...

Rescheduled Malle Mile proves the show can go on

Rescheduled Malle Mile proves the show can go on

The rescheduled Malle Mile went ahead without a hitch at the weekend, with hundreds of riders and spectators enjoying fun in the sun. The Malle Mile is a weekend-long motorcycle festival celebrating...

Yamaha Europe and YART team up for limited-run Petronas MotoGP replica R1

Yamaha Europe and YART team up for limited-run Petronas MotoGP replica R1

Yamaha Europe have teamed up with Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART) to create a run of 46 individually numbered Petronas Sepang Racing MotoGP team replica YZF-R1s. The 46 machines have been...

Running up that hill: Indian announce AMA Pro Hillclimb entry

Running up that hill: Indian announce AMA Pro Hillclimb entry

Indian Motorcycles have announced a return to hill-climbing with a specially adapted version of their FTR750 flattracker, which has taken the American Flat Track series by storm. Related articles on...

MotoGP ticket row: full refund for cancelled GP tickets booked online not possible

MotoGP ticket row: full refund for cancelled GP tickets booked online not possible

After months of delay, people who bought tickets for now cancelled MotoGP races are receiving refunds – but it’s not for the full amount and it has left a bitter taste. Ross Crymble and Gavin Frain...

Off-roaders urged: check routes first

Off-roaders urged: check routes first

The Mendip Byways & Bridleways Association is urging off-road motorcyclists to take caution when planning their routes, after they say there has been an increase in people riding where they’re not...

Highway Code review for vulnerable road users doesn't include motorbikes

Highway Code review for vulnerable road users doesn't include motorbikes

On Tuesday, 28 July, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced their Review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders, which the DfT says is a...

Now you're talking: Cardo Packtalk Black revealed with larger speakers

Now you're talking: Cardo Packtalk Black revealed with larger speakers

Cardo have released a special-edition version of their Packtalk comms kit called the Packtalk Black. Coming in black (no real surprises there) the key feature of the new unit is the 45mm JBL helmet...

SHARK Helmets – a choice of protection for all…

SHARK Helmets – a choice of protection for all…

SHARK helmets promotion It doesn’t matter if you’re riding a 50cc scooter to and from college or a 200hp motorcycle at Mugello, SHARK Helmets - our #Ride5000miles sponsor - is just as committed to providing a safety helmet...

Ready player one: Ride 4 gameplay trailer revealed

Ready player one: Ride 4 gameplay trailer revealed

A new gameplay teaser trailer (above) has been revealed for upcoming bike racing videogame, Ride 4.  The fourth instalment of the popular two-wheeled franchise produced by Italian developers,...

Motorway roadworks speed limit increased in England

Motorway roadworks speed limit increased in England

Highways England have announced that the speed limit for motorway roadworks will be increased from 50mph to 60mph where it is safe to do so. The decision was taken after lengthy trials and research...

Promoted: Sinnis Terrain 380cc Adventure Motorcycle Goes On UK Presale

Promoted: Sinnis Terrain 380cc Adventure Motorcycle Goes On UK Presale

Sinnis Motorcycles advertorial British motorcycle brand Sinnis begins its presale campaign this week for the much-anticipated Terrain 380cc adventure. Customers can deposit £100 to pre-order one of the first bikes to land in Autumn...