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Help us catch a potential road killer

MAG is offering up to £1,000 to catch a potential road killer.

MAG has announced a £1,000 reward for information leading to the 
successful prosecution of the individual responsible for a 'hit & run' 
incident near the Squires Café Bar in North Yorkshire, where a car 
driver left a seriously injured motorcyclist, Matthew Ramsden, lying on 
the road with his damaged motorcycle.

The incident occurred in Sherburn-in-Elmet. Police say that Matthew was 
travelling along the B1222, near Peckfield, on Sunday 6 January at 
around 4.40pm, when he collided with a car at the junction with the A63. 
The driver did not stop at the scene.

Castleford-based firm, West Riding Personal Financial Solutions, has 
also put up £1,000 for information leading to a prosecution. Police 
believe the car to be a silver saloon - possibly a VW or a Skoda - and 
it suffered severe rear bumper damage as a result of the collision.

Yorkshire MAG Representative Richard ‘Manny’ Manton describes this 
latest incident as a ‘line in the sand.’ He says: ‘the guilty driver 
showed no respect for the biker’s life or property – and also decided to 
evade the law instead of fulfilling a basic moral and legal 
responsibility as a road user.’

Manny continues: ‘we’re offering up to one thousand pounds for 
information leading to a successful prosecution because MAG isn’t going 
to stand by and tolerate blatant criminality on the highways of 
Yorkshire - or any other part of Britain. If you know who did this, and 
you don’t speak up, you’re protecting someone who can’t be trusted by 
you or anyone else. Help us get justice – and potentially pick up a 
thousand pounds for yourself. This offender isn’t fit to be on the 
roads. If they are not found, they can do it again - to you or someone 
you love.’

Please contact MAG on 01926 844 064 with any information. You can speak 
to us in confidence. We won’t reveal your identity – we just want the 
identity of a law-breaker too cowardly to stay at the scene of a serious 
accident where someone could have died.

You can visit this site to get further police information about the 

Contact MAG at 01926 844 064 or


MAG, ULEZ and exemption of older motorcycles

Update on: Honda, BMW, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Harley Davidson, KTM, 
Lexmoto, Aprilia, Husqvarna, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Royal Enfield, 
Triumph, Norton, Gilera, Vespa.

The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has been working to exempt as many 
motorcycles as possible from the high Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) 
charges being introduced in London in April 2019. In a series of 
releases, MAG is outlining the progress made with manufacturers in 
helping you to avoid charges, by proving your motorcycle is compliant 
with the emissions levels that have been set.

Following a productive meeting with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, 
regarding motorcycles in the Capital, MAG is engaged in seeking 
information from manufacturers which will help you secure an exemption 
for your motorcycle.  MAG’s Director of Communications & Public Affairs, 
Lembit Öpik, explains: ‘we have agreed with the Mayor that those 
motorcycles which achieve the emissions standards set for the ULEZ 
charge should be exempt. It’s common sense and eminently fair to do this.

‘There are two ways to achieve that exemption: a Certificate of 
Conformity, showing that your machine produces less NOx than the upper 
permissible limit; or a specific test of your machine providing evidence 
that this is the case. We’re working with manufacturers to see what 
needs to be done to get a Certificate of Conformity (COC) and we’ll 
share that information as we get it.

MAG is also working to seek a simple, long-term solution that avoids any 
punitive toxic tax for motorbikes and scooters. The current proposal, 
which MAG is opposing, would add £12.50 to a daily commute for many, 
increasing the cost of the journey by over 1,000%.

We’ll keep you posted on manufacturers as we get more information from them.

Contact MAG at 01926 844 064 or


Skidmarx get fly with MT-10



British bike bodywork specialists Skidmarx have introduced a sports fly screen and larger touring screen for the Yamaha MT-10.

A popular addition to naked bikes, the Sport Fly Screen is specially shaped to deflect wind and weather away from the rider. Compact - at just 330 x 330 mm - it is designed to blend in with the MT’s aggressive, streetfighter styling and retails at £59.95 including VAT. 

The Tall and Wide touring screen measures 440 by 390 mm, shielding the rider from the elements for a more relaxing ride over long distances. It sells for £79.995 inc. VAT.

Both screens are made in the UK from 4 mm cast acrylic, come in a choice of Clear, Light Grey and Dark Grey tints and attach to existing mounting points above the headlights for a quick and fuss-free fit. 

Call Skidmarx on 01305 780808 or visit for details.
Sport Fly Screen
Tall & Wide Screen

Triumph Adventure Experience 2019 riding dates announced


Triumph Motorcycles has announced dates for its 2019 riding courses at the Triumph Adventure Experience.


Located in South Wales, the centre caters for all abilities and offers a whole range of immersive and fun riding experiences for riders to build or enhance their off-road capability and skills.


The courses will run from April through to the end of October 2019 and includes the following experiences:


  • Triumph Tiger Adventure Experience Day (£299)
  • Two day Triumph Level 1 Off-road Motorcycle Training Experience (£499)
  • Triumph Scrambler Experience Day (£299)
  • Two day Gravel Tours Off-road Experience (£649)
  • Two day Triumph Level 2 Off-Road Motorcycle Training Experience (£499)
  • Triumph Ladies’ Day Off-Road Motorcycle Training Experience (£299)


To book a course or to purchase a voucher for the Triumph Adventure Experience, visit -


KOVIX motorcycle security beats bike thieves


Bike thieves attempting to steal a scooter in Hull were foiled thanks to a KOVIX alarmed chain lock, which resisted attacks from three different heavy duty cutting tools.

Starting with a blow torch, the thieves tried to breach the cast steel lock casing. When that failed, they took an angle grinder to one of the 10mm chain links, without success. Finally they resorted to bolt-croppers, but these merely dented the chain link, without making a serious impression.

Incredibly the 120db alarm still worked after the onslaught and the owner was so impressed that he returned to the shop where he purchased the lock to buy a replacement.

The Metropolitan Police advise riders to use two or more security devices to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of bike theft and, by combining a deafening alarm siren with a high specification lock & chain, the KOVIX KCL10-150 is a formidable double-act.

Its 1.5M long hexagonal chain has 10 mm diameter hardened steel links, which are highly resistant to cutting and sawing, and the lock mechanism has a stainless steel case and key barrel, with a hardened steel lock pin, so it is equally tough and durable. The 120db alarm has shock and movement sensors and is powered by a long-life lithium battery.

KOVIX design and manufacture a wide range of intelligent security products in their own factory, giving them total control over specification and quality. Prices start at just £19.99 for a mini disc lock; the 1.5M alarmed chain lock is £124.99 including vat.

For more information contact The Key Collection 0117 971 9200 or visit
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The alarm unit still functioned, even after being attacked with a blow-torch
An angle-grinder failed to cut through the chain links
Bolt-croppers proved ineffective