Tickets go on sale for the biggest show of motorcycles
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.