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WIZ Knee Sliders produce NHS charity range in response to Coronavirus

WIZ Knee Sliders produce NHS charity range in response to Coronavirus

WIZ Knee Sliders have begun producing a new charity range, with 30% of the proceeds of each unit sold being donated to the National Health Service. "Like most people, we are very aware of how tough...

Give your helmet some TLC during lockdown

Give your helmet some TLC during lockdown

SHARK helmets promotion If you’re running out of jobs to do around the garage, garden and house, then you may want to think about giving your motorcycle helmet some TLC so when you can get back out on two wheels, it will be...

Win a Spidi Outlander jacket worth £389.99!

Win a Spidi Outlander jacket worth £389.99!

MCN COMPETITON We’ve teamed up with Spidi to offer one lucky biker the chance to win an Outlander Jacket! The Spidi Outlander H2OUT Jacket was developed as an all year-round jacket, resilient and breathable...

First MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oros leave the factory as Italian firms begin restarting production

First MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oros leave the factory as Italian firms begin restarting production

MV Agusta have taken to social media to display their first five Superveloce 800 Serie Oros, which have now been built following a period of ceased production as a result of Coronavirus. The exotic...

Driver caught doing 163mph on the M1 as empty roads prove too tempting for 'extreme speeders'

Driver caught doing 163mph on the M1 as empty roads prove too tempting for 'extreme speeders'

Empty roads are sending motorists berserk, with record numbers caught speeding in London as traffic and congestion drops during lockdown, including a driver caught doing 163mph on the M1. The...

Give it a braap: Movember ambassador launches biking short film competition on Instagram

Give it a braap: Movember ambassador launches biking short film competition on Instagram

A Movember ambassador has launched a new Instagram-based competition, encouraging bikers to produce one-minute short films in celebration of their motorcycles during lockdown. Kick-started by...

LV offers some bike insurance customers up to £50 refund during coronavirus

LV offers some bike insurance customers up to £50 refund during coronavirus

LV has become the latest insurance firm to offer a refund to policy holders as claims reduce during the coronavirus pandemic and the first to include bikers. The company, which is part of the Allianz...

R5K member plans cross-continental 'journey of discovery' to World Ducati Week 2021

R5K member plans cross-continental 'journey of discovery' to World Ducati Week 2021

Members of MCN’s #ride5000miles group are planning to go large once the lockdown ends - and none more so than a US-based rider who is plotting a 7300-mile tour from his home in Boise, Idaho, to...

Cool during Covid: Royal Enfield gearing up for new metal offensive

Cool during Covid: Royal Enfield gearing up for new metal offensive

Royal Enfield have revealed big plans for the future and say even the current Coronavirus crisis won’t stop their long-term aims as they look to unleash up to 14 new bikes. Siddhartha Lal, Enfield’s...

Carbon fibre race replica: Indian turn it up to 11 with the latest FTR1200

Carbon fibre race replica: Indian turn it up to 11 with the latest FTR1200

Indian have released a new model of the FTR1200 to celebrate their racing success with the FTR750. Since returning to professional flat track racing, the Indian Factory team riding FTR750s have won...

TT fans left out of pocket as hotels refuse refunds for Coronavirus cancellations

TT fans left out of pocket as hotels refuse refunds for Coronavirus cancellations

With travel to the Isle of Man now limited and the annual TT races cancelled due to Covid-19, some visitors are now facing the prospect of losing thousands of pounds as some Manx hoteliers refuse to...

Keep your bike locked up in lockdown: Police seeing rise in joyriding during coronavirus epidemic

Keep your bike locked up in lockdown: Police seeing rise in joyriding during coronavirus epidemic

"Regularly check on your security and upgrade if necessary," is the message from police across the UK as forces see a rise in joy riding during lockdown. "This increase in motorcycle and scooter theft...

Exploding the myths: Everything you need to know about motorbike airbag vests

Exploding the myths: Everything you need to know about motorbike airbag vests

Airbags used to be the preserve of factory racers and wealthy trackday riders but with prices now dropping below £400 for the first time, everyday road riders can benefit from the latest safety tech.

Charging ahead: Can the new Electric Motion Epure Race match its petrol trials bike rivals?

Charging ahead: Can the new Electric Motion Epure Race match its petrol trials bike rivals?

If there was ever a sector of motorcycling made for electric bikes, it is trials. As a discipline trials is all about slow-speed control, explosive-yet-useable power and light weight. E-bike tech is...

#Ride5000miles key workers are doing their bit to fight virus pandemic

#Ride5000miles key workers are doing their bit to fight virus pandemic

Countless people are using their motorcycles to travel to jobs in the emergency services and as key workers during the Coronavirus crisis. With two wheels cutting journey times for some and providing...

Honda's Hunter Cub CT125 adventure bike not coming to Europe

Honda's Hunter Cub CT125 adventure bike not coming to Europe

Don’t laugh but Honda might have just designed the adventure bike everyone is asking for and they’ve based it on the king of bikes – the C125 Super Cub! Whenever we ask people what they want from an...

How former MotoGP star Jeremy McWilliams helped create the fiery new KTM 890 Duke R

How former MotoGP star Jeremy McWilliams helped create the fiery new KTM 890 Duke R

When KTM's 790 Duke burst onto the scene it gave middleweight fans an unhinged alternative to the Yamaha MT-07, but there was no R version... until now. Related: 2020 KTM 890 Duke R review on...

Hardcore Rally Raid Yamaha T7 ups the ante for tackling the toughest terrain

Hardcore Rally Raid Yamaha T7 ups the ante for tackling the toughest terrain

Rally Raid Products have once again made use of their engineering and off-road expertise to transform another machine. We love the T7 and so do Rally Raid owners, but as with all bikes built to a...

Petrol stations in rural areas struggle as low demand combines with tumbling oil prices

Petrol stations in rural areas struggle as low demand combines with tumbling oil prices

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) have warned that the number of rural and independent garages forced to close during the Coronavirus pandemic could go from 100 to 1000 in the coming weeks. The...

Oxfordshire Council withdraw anti-bike statements from consultation document

Oxfordshire Council withdraw anti-bike statements from consultation document

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) have been forced to change their approach to motorcycles after outraging the biking community with scathing and unsubstantiated claims. A document published as part of...

#Ride5000miles member delivers vital prescriptions across Wells on KTM 390 Duke

#Ride5000miles member delivers vital prescriptions across Wells on KTM 390 Duke

A selfless member of #ride5000miles has been delivering much-needed prescriptions to vulnerable people across Wells during the Coronavirus outbreak, aboard her trusty KTM 390 Duke. Naomi Sharp, 41,...

Globetrotter back home: Nick Sanders gets last flight home from Sydney

Globetrotter back home: Nick Sanders gets last flight home from Sydney

Nick Sanders MBE has made it back to the UK safe and sound after catching one of the last flights out of Australia on his latest round-the-world trip. His journey started in November when he collected...

Blood Bike charities stand to lose £200,000 a month during Coronavirus

Blood Bike charities stand to lose £200,000 a month during Coronavirus

It has been revealed that UK Blood Biking charities could collectively lose between £170,000 and £200,000 a month according to the Chairman of the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB), John...

Super Soco are superheroes: Electric bike firm step in to help NHS bike theft victim

Super Soco are superheroes: Electric bike firm step in to help NHS bike theft victim

It’s nice to be able to report some good news and that’s never been more true than during the Coronavirus lockdown. Last week we brought you the shocking story of dementia respite worker, Keith, who...

Win a Caberg Drift Evo Carbon helmet worth £309.99

Win a Caberg Drift Evo Carbon helmet worth £309.99

COMPETITION We’ve teamed up with Caberg to offer one lucky biker the chance to win a Caberg Drift Evo Carbon helmet. This helmet has been expertly crafted by Caberg’s own racing department, it features a carbon...

Rebel with a new cause: Honda Rebel 1100 project takes aim at H-D and Indian

Rebel with a new cause: Honda Rebel 1100 project takes aim at H-D and Indian

Honda are working on a larger capacity version of the Rebel – and it will be based on the Africa Twin. The Rebel has been popular across the globe for people who want something a little different from...

Blood Biking #ride5000miles member transports vital Coronavirus samples as volunteer

Blood Biking #ride5000miles member transports vital Coronavirus samples as volunteer

A charitable member of #ride5000miles has revealed he has been carrying potentially life-saving samples of the Covid-19 virus as part of his volunteer work with the Shropshire, Staffordshire and...

Fuelling the fightback: Blood Bikers get free BP fuel and VED scrapped

Fuelling the fightback: Blood Bikers get free BP fuel and VED scrapped

UK Blood Bike charities have been given vital additional financial support, with Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax) on service vehicles now scrapped and free fuel across BP’s 1200-strong network of...

Sing Hosanna: Harley-Davidson crown their King of Kings

Sing Hosanna: Harley-Davidson crown their King of Kings

Harley-Davidson have announced the winner of their King of Kings custom build competition as Oscar Peralta from Querétaro, Mexico and his dealer’s creation, Apex Predator. Over 50,000 public votes...

Win a pair of Saint Unbreakable Jeans

Win a pair of Saint Unbreakable Jeans

Saint Jeans In celebration of the Unbreakable human spirit, we’ve got together with Saint to give away a free pair of their Unbreakable jeans worth £330, for your first ride AC (after Corona). These Unbreakable...

Bespoke memorial bench built for deceased biker by lifelong friend set to be placed at renovated Hartside Café site

Bespoke memorial bench built for deceased biker by lifelong friend set to be placed at renovated Hartside Café site

A bespoke memorial bench built in memory of a County Durham motorcyclist will be placed at the renovated Hartside Café site, in Cumbria, after MCN helped to put its creator in touch with the...

Over 12,000 bikers get behind 2021 NHS and key worker ride of thanks

Over 12,000 bikers get behind 2021 NHS and key worker ride of thanks

Over 12,000 motorcyclists have pledged to honour NHS staff and key workers for their vital role during the Coronavirus crisis with a number of simultaneous rides of respect, taking place across the UK...

Iridium visors certified for both day and night from SHARK Helmets

Iridium visors certified for both day and night from SHARK Helmets

SHARK helmets While not many of us in the UK are riding anywhere at the moment due to the lockdown, that doesn’t stop us from prepping our riding gear ready for when the ban lifts. One item on our list is an...

#Ride5000miles members are plotting ways to make the most of motorcycling post lockdown

#Ride5000miles members are plotting ways to make the most of motorcycling post lockdown

With riding a motorcycle for pleasure currently placed on hold for the foreseeable future, #ride5000miles members have come together online to support each other through this unprecedented time. One...

Time for a two-stroke comeback

Time for a two-stroke comeback

Cutting carbon emissions and accepting dried-up oil supplies means adopting alternative technology. So, the obvious thing is of course to bring back two-strokes... In a few years Formula 1 racing will...

Super Soco announce 10% discount for all key workers during Coronavirus outbreak

Super Soco announce 10% discount for all key workers during Coronavirus outbreak

Small-capacity electric motorbike manufacturer, Super Soco have this morning announced they will be offering a 10% discount to all key workers during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. The offer is valid...