Bond film No Time to Die

Triumph scrambles into new Bond film

Triumph has paid an undisclosed sum to feature in the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, but a Ducati Scrambler has stolen some limelight. The price for product placement in a movie is up to about $A500,000, but for a Bond film it can be a whole lot more. In fact, Heineken is believed …

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Valentino Rossi Lewis hamilton swap vehicles for race

Rossi and Hamilton swap vehicles for race

Multi-world champions Valentino Rossi and Lewis Hamilton will temporarily swap vehicles on Monday (9 December 2019) when they take part in a promotional race at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo. But could the swap be longer term? Rossi has long wanted to get into four-wheeled racing, especially rallying where he has already had some success. And …

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Harley parade toy runs

Do you love a parade? Check out these Toy Runs!

It seems a lot of riders love a parade. This year a group of 3497 Harley-Davidson riders (pictured above) grabbed the world motorcycle parade record in Paris, Texas, breaking the previous record of 2404 in Patras, Greece. Those records could be challenged by some of the biggest Toy Runs in Australia over the next couple …

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Black Dog Ride agenda 10

Black Dog Ride marks 10 year anniversary

Riders will return to the Red Centre in 2020 to celebrate 10 years since the establishment of the first Black Dog Ride in 2010. This year’s Around Australia Ride celebrated founder Steve Andrew’s solo ride around Australia in 2009 to raise awareness for mental health issues. His epic ride was followed in 2010 by the first Black …

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Crossroads TV series

You can star in motorcycle TV series

How would you like to star in a new six-part documentary TV series on the 13 greatest motorcycle roads in the world? It’s to be called Crossroads and the Australian makers of the movie are calling for riders with a story to tell.   Motorcycle TV series They hope to cover 13 roads on five …

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Christmas toy runs top gear charity

Christmas toy runs aid charities

Motorcycle rides raise millions for various organisations all year, but the biggest events are the annual Christmas Toy Runs which aid various charities. Among the biggest and oldest is the Newcastle Bikers for Kids Toy Run. Charities Charities to benefit from these toy runs include Lifeline, the Salvation Army and St Vincents de Paul. Many rides also give …

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World Superbikes BDR to promote health issues

World Superbikes ride to promote health issues

Tickets are now available for the third annual Black Dog Ride to the World Superbikes at Phillip Island in 2020 to promote mental health issues. Black Dog Ride Australia Victoria co-ordinator Bernie Garvey says riders get to see some spectacular scenery, participate in a parade lap of the circuit and promote mental health issues. “In …

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Toy Run Townsville list christmas

2019 Christmas Toy Runs hit top gear

‘Tis the season for Christmas Toy Runs with three major charity events this weekend in the far north and south of the nation. There is the 24rd Tabelands Toy Run on Saturday and on Sunday the Toy Run for Father Bob in Melbourne and the 39th Townsville Toy Run. The latter also has a GoFundme page to raise $5000 to aid …

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Tweed Heads Free motorcycle first-and course

Free motorcycle first-aid course offered

If you come across a rider down, have you done a first-aid course so you know how to apply relevant emergency aid? There are various motorcycle-specific first-aid courses offered around the country, but Tweed Heads Council is offering a first-aid workshop for free next weekend (Saturday 23 November 2019) at the Pottsville Beach Community Hall. …

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