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Daredevil ride makes a comeback

It was called the 'Ramsgate Sprint', a daredevil ride along the seafront that had to be stopped when the motorbikes became too fast.

That was in 1968 and now the event is set to return as Andy Dickenson reports.

Motorcyclists hurt in crash

Two motorcyclists have been seriously injured following a collision in Wickham. The crash, involving a moped and a 1300cc motorbike, happened just off the A32 at the junction of Wykeham Field and School Road at 7.45pm last night.

The moped rider, a teenage boy, sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham where he remains in a critical condition.

The rider of the motorcycle, a man in his 40s, sustained potentially life threatening injuries. He was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he also remains.

School Road is closed at its junction with Bridge Street and Fareham Road while investigators examine the scene.


Kent man given ASBO for nuisance biking

Kyran Hodges of Irving Walk, Swanscombe Credit: Kent Police

A 20-year-old man from Swanscombe has been handed an Anti-Social Behaviour Order after persistently riding bikes illegally on and off-road, in public parks and at Swanscombe Heritage Park, an area of specific scientific interest.

Kyran Hodges of Irving Walk was warned by Kent Police on 16 separate occasions between 2007 and 2011.

He was reported for careless driving, no insurance, driving otherwise than in accordance with a drivers licence, and riding a motorcycle without a helmet.

He appeared at Dartford Magistrates' Court on 17th November 2011, where he pleaded guilty to all offences. The ASBO is in force for two years until 4 April 2014.