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Friday 9th January 2015

RADMAG volunteers required

source: RADMAG

Due to a lack of volunteers for committee posts Rushden and District Motorcycle Action Group (RADMAG) can no longer function as an official MAG branch. Many of the old RADMAG regulars will continue to meet on Wednesday nights at The Green Dragon, but these will only be informal social gatherings.

If you would like to discuss running the group or volunteering for a committee post, please contact Dave Hammond, the Eastern Region rep, at the email address below.

Thursday 11th December 2014

Motorcyclists urged to keep their bikes secure following spate of thefts

source: Northants Police website

Police in Wellingborough are encouraging people to take extra steps to keep their motorbikes secure following a spate of thefts over the past couple of months. Since the beginning of November, 10 scooters or 125cc motor bikes have been stolen across the town.

Inspector Paul Valentine said: “Most of the recent thefts have been from the owner’s home and I would encourage anyone who owns a scooter or motorbike to review their security arrangements and make it as difficult as possible for a potential thief.

“Where possible, keep your bike in a locked garage or shed and make sure you are using heavy duty locks with a suitable anchor point.

“Ideally, use a mixture of security devices that will slow criminals down and increase the chances of the bike being found or harder to sell on, such as a marking device.”

Keep photographs and store unique numbers – you can do this free-of-charge at www.immobilise.com.

A range of locks can be used, such as chains, padlocks, ground anchors, disc locks and D- locks

An important principle for motorcycle security is that it is critical to lock your bike to something solid whenever possible.

Try to make your motorbike less desirable by marking various parts with identification numbers such as the VIN, registration number or your postcode. This also helps with recovery if it is stolen and later found – for example, Datatag your bike

Always take your keys with you when you leave your motorbike, even for a short time. If you have security devices fitted, always use them.

When out and about, try to leave your motorbike in specially built parking spaces that have stands or loops to secure it to.

Original story on the Northants police website

More security advice from Northants police

Tuesday 24th June 2014

Police appeal for off-road motorcyclist to come forward

source: Northants Police

Officers investigating a serious bike collision in Northampton have appealed for one of the riders to come forward.

At about 2pm on Sunday, two off-road bikes collided on a piece of wasteland behind Main Road in Far Cotton, close to KFC.

The rider of one of the bikes, a 15-year-old boy, suffered serious injuries in the collision and had to be airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for treatment.

He had been riding a black and purple pit bike made by Stomp. The other rider was on a white, red and black trials bike and was wearing scrambling clothing.

The rider of the white, red and black bike did not stop at the scene following the collision. Instead he put his bike onto the back of a white Transit tipper van and drove away.

His van had distinctive wheels with blue inserts on them.

Anyone with any information, or who witnessed the collision, is asked to call the Drivewatch hotline on The number below.

0800 174615

Original story on the Northants Police website

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