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Bike-jacking robbers jailed
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Two criminals who stabbed a rider during a bike-jacking have been given lengthy prison sentences. John Tusting, 32, of Wellmeadow Road, SE6 and Lucian Riviere, 18, of Brockley Mews, SE4, attacked a 52-year old man and stole his Vespa in October 2015. A third attacker is still at large. During

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How long would bike thieves last with tougher policing
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Swarms of moped riding criminals are taking the mickey out of the police. It’s time to get tough and for the pussy-footing approach to bike thieves to be replaced with a firmer approach. If DI Jack Regan were still around, there would be no messing around putting the safety of

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Mayor's Transport Strategy
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Today the Mayor of London published his draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy, a document that will set out how the city’s people will be moving around for the next few decades. Before we weep over it, apologies must go to our non-London readers for occasionally becoming so Capital centric, but what

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victim of a bike theft
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The victim of a bike theft who saw the bike on Gumtree was told by police, “Leave it. Just pay the excess and get a new one.” Paul Jaurigue approached Biker & Bike with his story after his bike was stolen from outside his home in Hammersmith, London, and he

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Vigilantes against bike thieves
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There has always been a war between the people who work hard to pay for and legally ride their bikes and bike thieves. That war was always conducted quietly – by taking measures to protect your bike from theft. But bikers are losing that war and the battle is spilling

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BikeLife Halloween prison rideout
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One of the first concerted efforts by police to clamp down on the #BikeLife movement has seen 13 men given prison sentences of up to two years each. The men, all aged between 22 and 29, we’re part of a 100-strong ride of bikes and quads through busy Leeds streets

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Alleged motorbike thief attacked by vigilantes
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A video has surfaced of an alleged motorbike thief being attacked by vigilantes. The incident, which happened around 1am on Saturday 8th July, is believed to involve members of the courier community in London. It’s the second time such an attack has been filmed and shared on social media in

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Suzuki Recursion preview
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Marc joins some Japanese executives for a sort-of Suzuki Recursion preview. He points out the name is a bit crap but the bike itself looks a bit tasty. Last week I received an email from my friendly local bike dealer, I’m on their mailing list, offering a free gift in

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Motorcycles and transport planning
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With one or two notable exceptions, your local town really doesn’t want you riding motorbikes. They’re scared of them, which is why motorcycles rarely feature in transport policy to alleviate congestion and pollution. We looked at plans from 10 UK cities to see how motorcycles are integrated into their transport

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Stolen motorbike epidemic
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In five parts we tell the story of the current motorcycle crime epidemic, discuss the solutions, and call for your help in overcoming the single biggest obstacle to solving the problem: Police policy against pursuits of motorbike criminals. The motorcycle community faces its biggest challenge ever – the motorcycle crime

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