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show us, wow! It’s un­be­liev­able that any­one could even see where they’re go­ing at that speed let alone race. I hope that we see more of this cam­era work and at ev­ery cir­cuit. Alex Wal­lace, Scot­land

In­surance rip-off

I have just had my 1998 Tri­umph 900 Thun­der­bird Sport stolen from the street. I bought the bike three years ago for £4500. My in­surance com­pany is only of­fer­ing me £2600 even though on my re­newal I said the bike was worth £5000. I have had to re­fer to the om­buds­man as I don’t be­lieve the book price re­flects the mar­ket value where my pol­icy clearly states ‘re­place­ment value’ in the doc­u­men­ta­tion. I can­not find a low-mileage Thun­der­bird Sport in good con­di­tion for un­der £5500 as it is in­creas­ing in value as a clas­sic mo­tor­cy­cle. I would like other bik­ers to know about this rip-off and try to get a val­u­a­tion in­cluded writ­ten in. David (Skippy) Clifton, email

No cover in Lon­don

Af­ter many years of com­pre­hen­sive cover, in­surance com­pa­nies are telling me they can only of­fer third party cover be­cause I live in Lon­don where the risk of theft is high. Is this wide­spread in the cap­i­tal? It seems that while the mayor, Sadiq Khan, and the po­lice are urg­ing us to do more stop our bikes be­ing stolen, in­surance firms are de­cid­ing they no longer wish to help once a theft has taken place. Giles El­good, Is­ling­ton

Don't get steamed up

In re­ply to An­drew Har­ris’s letter (MCN, June 6) re­gard­ing his glasses steam­ing up. Go on­line (Ama­zon or ebay) and search for ‘Cres­sida Anti-fog’. It’s a spray that divers use on their masks to pre­vent mist­ing. I was a glasses-wear­ing po­lice mo­tor­cy­clist for 25 years and it kept me clear. Hope this helps. Phil Davies, email

Just say no to EU

I was ap­palled to read in your pa­per that the Vnuk rul­ing which is putting rac­ing un­der threat has reared its ugly yet again (MCN, June 6). What is the mat­ter with our govern­ment? We’re due to leave the EU next March and bloody good rid­dance. We sim­ply do not have to adopt this ab­surd non­sen­si­cal rul­ing so how about just say­ing NO! Tim Wombell, email

Hick­man's a hero

Meet­ing Peter Hick­man in the pits af­ter his vic­tory in the Pro­duc­tion TT and get­ting to shake the hand of a real sports­man and gen­tle­man was a real hon­our. Five podi­ums last year and now his first wins. With his skill, ded­i­ca­tion and de­ter­mi­na­tion shown in that race , he is a bet­ter role model to the young than many of the so called stars and celebri­ties that fill our news­pa­pers. Let’s hope he gets the recog­ni­tion he de­serves. Mike Mount­ney, email

'What a gent!' Reader Mike con­grat­u­lates the great Peter Hick­man

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