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5 steps to finding the right helmet

5 steps to finding the right helmet

5000 miles is a long way to ride in the wrong kit. Here are a few tips from SHARK Helmets on making sure your lid is spot-on as you #ride5000miles and beyond. 1. Find the right helmet fit This...

Adventure rider reaches Tajikistan

Adventure rider reaches Tajikistan

Vultures circle overhead but we don’t care, we have one last Coke bottle of fuel. Alissa (my girlfriend) pours the last few drops into the tank and slumps back down against the bike for shade. We...

Longest Day challenge sees bikers span UK on £300 bikes

Longest Day challenge sees bikers span UK on £300 bikes

A group of 17 madcap bikers (including myself) are set to riding from Land's End to John O’Groats today in a bid to raise £100,000 for Cancer Research. The Longest Day Down charity run challenges...

'We do 30,000 miles a year together' #ride5000miles

'We do 30,000 miles a year together' #ride5000miles

Married couple Graeme and Sally Dawson clock up almost ten times the average mileage each year on their Honda Pan European and say that just like marriage, riding a bike with a passenger is all about...

'I pay £1900 to insure my Street Triple' #ride5000miles

'I pay £1900 to insure my Street Triple' #ride5000miles

In contrast to the news last week that more 55-year-olds than ever are taking their test, our #ride5000miles members are proving that motorcycling is a long way from just being an old man’s game. One...

Download your #ride5000miles certificate now

Download your #ride5000miles certificate now

Congratulations now you've reached #ride5000miles download your certificate now!  And if you haven't even joined our group, join today!   #ride5000miles Facebook group · 7,228...

5 riding skills to brush up on #ride5000miles

5 riding skills to brush up on #ride5000miles

It might not feel like it, but spring is just around the corner. This is what you need to do to make that first ride back a success. To get you in the mood for better weather riding here are five tips...

Trip of a lifetime: Riding to Kazakhstan and back

Trip of a lifetime: Riding to Kazakhstan and back

MCN reader and #ride5000miles member Phil Harris is currently on the trip of a lifetime, riding his BMW R1200GS along the ‘European route E40’ - a road stretching from Calais, France to Ridder,...

Getting to Europe has never been cheaper!

Getting to Europe has never been cheaper!

If you’re planning a road-trip to clock up the miles this year, getting out of the UK has never been cheaper – thanks to competition between the ferry and Eurotunnel providers. The result is that you...

9000 miles and Counting...

9000 miles and Counting...

Pensioner John Cox could be Britain’s highest-mileage rider of 2018 so far after clocking 8,737 miles since the start of the year on his Honda Crosstourer. As well as already busting MCN’s 5000-mile...

Three great routes to try for #ride5000miles

Three great routes to try for #ride5000miles

Here are three riding routes, as suggested by you, to get you in the #ride5000miles spirit for 2018. MORE FROM #RIDE5000MILES #ride5000miles: Top tips Never get stranded again 5 riding skills to...

Is your bike ready for Spring? #ride5000miles

Is your bike ready for Spring? #ride5000miles

As riding season is officially now upon us, rather than just firing up and blasting off, there's a little bit more to getting your bike properly prepared for Spring.  You need to think about your...

#ride5000miles: Top tips

#ride5000miles: Top tips

Last year was the first year of the #Ride5000miles challenge, which saw thousands of members commit to riding their beloved two-wheeled steed for at least 5000 miles. Why? Because motorcycles are...

#Ride5000miles 2018 is all go!

#Ride5000miles 2018 is all go!

A new year marks a fresh start and another chance to achieve your #ride5000miles goal. In a bid to get ahead early, R5K members are already back out on the roads; enjoying their bikes and adding to...

The best #ride5000miles moments of 2017

The best #ride5000miles moments of 2017

2017 was a great year for our members. Riders have reached the #ride5000miles mark, some even completing 10k! Our Facebook site has seen a rise in members reaching their milestone numbers before...

Making miles while the sun sort of shines

Making miles while the sun sort of shines

It’s been a busy few weeks for #ride5000miles, with members taking on the high winds brought by Storm Brian in a bid to add to their total mileage. This included Chris Hood, who challenged the...

Plenty of mileage left in the #ride5000miles biking year yet

Plenty of mileage left in the #ride5000miles biking year yet

It’s been a cracking couple of weekends for our R5K members. With a brilliantly unseasonably warm end to October (and just little bit of wind and rain) everyone has been piling on the miles, heading...

Why it’s so much better to ride your motorcycle…

Why it’s so much better to ride your motorcycle…

MCN’s staffers haven’t mowed their lawns much this year – they’ve been riding their bikes. Here is why you should take up the challenge, too...  TOP STORIES MotoGP: Rossi suffers broken leg in...

10 steps to high-mileage heaven

10 steps to high-mileage heaven

Ever raced down the motorway and stopped for fuel, only to watch in befuddlement as a lorry whirs past… the same lorry you passed two hours ago? Philip Weston, Jon Cox and Gordon Sears are that lorry:...

#ride5000miles: ‘I rode my S1000RR to get married’

#ride5000miles: ‘I rode my S1000RR to get married’

It’s been another busy week for our #ride5000mile members, with big trips to stunning places, roadtrips to the Isle of Man and even a run to Gretna Green on an S1000RR to get married! It’s all in a...

#Ride5000miles: All roads lead to Silverstone

#Ride5000miles: All roads lead to Silverstone

We're pretty excited for the British round of MotoGP at Silverstone this weekend, as we're sure thousands of bikers across the UK are. Apart from a little bit of rain on Sunday, the weather's looking...

Great roads of the South: Part 6

Great roads of the South: Part 6

This week we’re looking at six great roads you can ride in the South, as suggested by you. These are the best roads in Britain, according to our high-mileage #ride5000miles members. Become...

Great roads of the South: Part 5

Great roads of the South: Part 5

This week we’re looking at six great roads you can ride in the South, as suggested by you. These are the best roads in Britain, according to our high-mileage #ride5000miles members. Become...

Great roads of the South: Part 3

Great roads of the South: Part 3

This week we’re looking at six great roads you can ride in the South, as suggested by you. These are the best roads in Britain, according to our high-mileage #ride5000miles members. Become...

Great roads of the South: Part 2

Great roads of the South: Part 2

This week we’re looking at 6 great roads you can ride in the South, as suggested by you. These are the best roads in Britain, according to our high-mileage #ride5000miles members. Become...