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  • Classic Bike Trackdays heads to Castle Combe

    Classic Bike Trackdays heads to Castle Combe

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    Since its opening in 1950, some of the most famous names in motor racing have left their tyre tracks around Castle Combe’s challenging tarmac… and now it’s your turn! Taking place across Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July, Classic Bike Trackdays is offering a rare opportunity to ride the West Country’s famous circuit, and experience…

  • Suzuki Street Tour: Test ride a Suzuki at some of Britain’s favourite biker cafes

    Suzuki Street Tour: Test ride a Suzuki at some of Britain’s favourite biker cafes

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    Suzuki will be touring Britain’s favourite biker cafés throughout 2018, offering the chance for punters to swing their leg over some of its latest machinery. And it kicks off this weekend at the Super Sausage café near Towcester. Following on from the popularity of last summer’s tour, Suzuki will visit four venues and offer eight…

  • Myth-busting advice from the DVLA for bikers ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend

    Myth-busting advice from the DVLA for bikers ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend

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    Almost 10,000 bikers were fined for putting untaxed motorbikes on the road last year according to latest figures from DVLA. Over the winter months, thousands of riders declare their motorbikes as SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) – meaning they can keep their bikes off the road without paying tax.  Recent figures from the DVLA show…

  • Paper part of driving licence now abolished… uh oh…

    Paper part of driving licence now abolished… uh oh…

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    Paper part of driving licence now abolished. The paper part of the driving licence will be abolished from today with an online service which shows a driver’s record, including offences and endorsements, replacing the paper counterpart,. Anyone needing to show their driving record to motorcycle hire companies will now need to view their licence information online and…

  • Driver with 40 penalty points didn’t even have a licence!

    Driver with 40 penalty points didn’t even have a licence!

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    The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has discovered that a motorist from Lewisham has racked up an astounding 40 points for 12 offences despite never having held a full or even a provisional driving licence, according to information supplied by the DVLA in February. The offences include speeding in a 30mph zone and driving without insurance.…

  • Paper driving licence to be scrapped in June

    Paper driving licence to be scrapped in June

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    The DVLA has confirmed that, from 8th June 2015, the ‘photocard licence counterpart’ – the [paper sheet that pairs with your plastic licence card – will not be valid, and will no longer be issued by DVLA. When DVLA stops issuing the counterpart, you should destroy yours but you still need to keep your current plastic…

  • Industry insider: Three hot tips for your next motorcycle

    Industry insider: Three hot tips for your next motorcycle

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      Every month, MyMotorcycleCheck’s valuations expert Rob Hobson reveals the trends in the motorcycle market that point to some wise buys for your next machine… “For our highly desirable model this month we’ve chosen the Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited. Still the ultimate bike of its type, this fully dressed V-Twin tourer has a…

  • Industry Insider | Three motorcycles worth your cash this December

    Industry Insider | Three motorcycles worth your cash this December

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    www.MyMotorCycleCheck.com – the UK’s No.1 motorbike and scooter provenance website – has saved many a biker from making an expensive two-wheeled mistake. In these monthly bulletins its Valuation Team’s expert reveals significant trends in the UK market and suggests three wise buys – this month, the best of 2014…. MyMotorCycleCheck.com’s Rob Hobson commented: “For our…

  • DVLA confirms paper counterpart licence to be abolished 8th June

    DVLA confirms paper counterpart licence to be abolished 8th June

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    It has been confirmed that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has delayed the abolition of the paper licence  counterpart until 8th June 2015. From that point, the paper counterpart – introduced in 1998 as part of the photocard driving licence to display information that could not be included on the photo card – will not be valid…

  • Top-end sports bikes important to UK motorcycling

    Top-end sports bikes important to UK motorcycling

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    MyCarCheck.com‘s motorcycle expert, Rob Hobson,  specialises in motorbikes and scooters. After leaving a dealer role to launch CAP’s Green Book, he worked in business development for Piaggio. He brings regular updates on the best bikes to buy each month, and is today giving us his roundup of the state of motorcycling. “This time last year we…

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