Tick­ets go on sale for the big­gest show of mo­tor­cy­cles

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

TICK­ETS for what is billed as the coun­try’s big­gest mo­tor­cy­cle show go on sale on Mon­day. The first 500 adults book­ing get a £10 ticket. Mo­tor­cy­cle Live runs from Novem­ber 24 to De­cem­ber 2 at Birm­ing­ham’s NEC. 0844 581 2345 or www.mo­tor­cy­cle­live. co.uk

Love/hate sums up the an­tag­o­nism that brews be­tween (some) bik­ers and driv­ers. For ev­ery idiot over­tak­ing dan­ger­ously there are dozens who never do – and the same goes for bik­ers.

Riders make up one per cent of traf­fic but are in 20 per cent of fa­tal­i­ties. We all need to do bet­ter. Ben­netts, bike in­sur­ers, have found that driv­ers us­ing a mo­bile phone are the big­gest ir­ri­ta­tion to riders, ahead of driv­ers who pull out of a road or over­take with­out look­ing.

VOLVO and an­a­lysts CAP have cre­ated “a unique” com­par­i­son web­site which as­sesses a cho­sen Volvo in a warts and all com­par­i­son with ri­val marques. www.volvo­cars. co.uk/com­pare.

BMW’S fleet con­tract to the Lon­don Olympics ended on Satur­day night with three drop­head Rolls-Royces dis­play­ing one-off badges show­ing the fa­mil­iar Spirit of Ec­stasy with a Union Jack cape and the leg­end Lon­don 2012. It is the first time in 108 years that the tra­di­tional badge has been re­placed.

DI­ARY date. The Brighton to Lon­don run for cars of the fu­ture takes place on Novem­ber 3 and ends with a car dis­play in Re­gent Street. Vaux­hall is the first ma­jor man­u­fac­turer to en­ter, show­cas­ing its elec­tric Am­pera.

DRIV­ING tip: When ap­proach­ing traf­fic lights do so at a speed which al­lows you to stop if they change to am­ber. One hope­ful failed a driv­ing test the other week by pro­ceed­ing through on am­ber.

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