Bobnicholson....they've got a cowards section.....they call it the novice group.....it's what I'll be on. It's a trackday not a 'let's see if you're fast enough for a factory team; day. It'll be like being on the road,only you won't have any white lines,pot holes,stone walls or oncoming traffic.
Technical and tyres
The French being French will just ignore any law they don't like and if the authorities start clamping down , they'll take to the streets and bring the country to a standstill as they've done before.
Unlike most countries , when French bikers protest , they do it properly .............
The FFMC (our equivalent to MAG) are are quite a powerful group who have been known to bring every major city in France to a standstill at the same time. Got caught up in one in Marseille once - very impressive.
The chances of being pulled in France by the police are slim if you're on British plates unless you're doing something really stupid. They can't be arsed with the paperwork.
Legal and insurance
I have just noticed that the engine number on my bike's engine doesn't quite match the engine number quoted on the V5 Registration document.
The bike has been away for 8 months (yes, there's a separate thread for this story) and was delivered back this week.
I don't think the engine has been swapped while away, and the engine number stamp does not seem to have been tampered with.
The number on the engine is a 10-character number.
The number on the V5 is a 12-character number.
The last 6 numbers are identical between the engine and the V5.
I don't know if this is normal.
I have to admit I can't remember checking the engine number when I bought the bike used, 3 years ago from the very reputable dealer. So I don't know if the discrepancy has been there since the bike was first registered, or since I registered it (thinking maybe a cock up by DVLA when I registered it to me).
MCN site & MCN forum feedback
The link to terms and conditions for your ride-away insurance on every bike sale page goes to an old, broken page:
MCN Fantasy Road Race 2015 - in association with Bennetts.co.uk
Come on then, don't be shy.....