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  1. Road trips give you the freedom to travel for whatever reason you want, visit many places along the way, and take in the scenery as you are going. It’s awesome to combine a motorbike trip with other hobbies and interests. 

    Here is a simple UK road trip for football fans. It takes you through some of the UK’s major cities, with each offering a solid dose of football madness. You can adjust the trip as you see fit, adding stops and destinations. If you support a specific team, then you will want to add their hometown to the route, so that you can visit their stadium and catch a home game.

    Main Destinations

    The main destinations for this motorbike road trip are London, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow. Here’s why:

    London – London has more football clubs than any other city in the UK. There’s Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea, Crystal Palace and more. London is also home to Wembley Stadium, the largest stadium in the UK and the second-largest in Europe. You can take tours of the stadium for £19 per person, exploring the stands, tunnels, press conference rooms, and ending with the ‘Exhibition of Champions’, showcasing 56 years of European football. 

    Liverpool – Liverpool FC overcame expectations to beat Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup last year, making them the reigning champions of Europe in just about every way.

    Liverpool FC are top of domestic and European football at the moment, makin

    Liverpool FC are top of domestic and European 
    football at the moment, making the city one of the best destinations for your
    motorbike road trip.

     

    Fans can take a full tour of Anfield Stadium, including the Liverpool FC and Steven Gerrard Collection museum at the end. If you’re really into it, then you can even stay at the Bill Shankly Hotel, a dedication to the team’s former manager. Liverpool city is also home to Everton, who have just as much history though not as many honours. 

    Manchester – Manchester is home to two very successful football teams: City and United. As such, this is a city that is full of football pride. You could visit the Old Trafford Stadium (or Etihad if you prefer Man City), check out the National Football Museum, and even stay in the Hotel Football. If you can get to Manchester for derby day, then you’re in for a real buzz! You don’t have to get tickets to enjoy the game; the bars and pubs will be rammed. 

    Glasgow – You could skip out Glasgow to keep your road trip short, but keeping it in lets you see much more of the UK’s finest scenery. The drive up from Manchester to Glasgow is, for the most part, spectacular. Detour through the Lake District, where you can find plenty of biker friendly accommodation to stop off, and then head up into the wilds of Scotland. Glasgow is home to one of the fiercest football rivalries in the UK: Rangers Vs Celtic. You can also visit the Scottish Football Museum.

    The Route - See here

    The beauty of any road trip is that you can plan your own route, so don’t be afraid to tamper and go where you went to go. You can also take on this trip in either direction, starting in London or Glasgow. Starting in London and ending in Glasgow will leave the best scenery till last, but true football fans may want to finish off with the Wembley Stadium tour.

    From London, you can take the M40 up towards Birmingham, then the M56 North, turning off on the M62 to Liverpool. The same motorway, the M62, will take you from Liverpool to Manchester. You can then take the M61 and M6 North to Lancaster.

    Around Lancaster, you have the opportunity to change up the route and see the nicest National Parks the country has to offer. I recommend the Lake District, turning off near Kendal to take the stunning A591 straight through the Cumbrian Mountains, rejoining the route at Carlisle. From there, it’s the A74 and M74 to Glasgow, again through beautiful scenery. 

  2. The doors are now OPEN to the UK’s biggest bike show, Motorcycle Live in association with Bikesure Insurance, at the NEC, Birmingham, but don't worry, there's still time to visit - if you've not already - as it runs until Sunday 24 November, and there's a whole host of things still planned... 

    Here's why you should be there... 

    Check out the brand new machines from the world's leading manufacturers! 

    See many of the brand-new models ‘in the metal’ for the first time in the UK and try them out for size!

    Dedicated BSB and TT Day...

    The final weekend of the show hosts dedicated days for BSB and TT fans! If you're a racing fan, get the dates in your diary! 

    BSB Day - Saturday 23 November 
    TT Day - Sunday 24 November 

    Want to relax? Visit the Eurosport Entertainment Zone.. 

    Everyday there are live interviews, Q&A's with riders and celebrities and games on the Blackhorse Stage - perfect if you want to take the weight off your feet and bump in to your favourite racers!

    Be sure to check out the breath-taking stunt show in the Moto-Cirque Arena too. Watch as the FMX riders wow the crowds with their aerial action! Performances daily.

    Motorcycle Live, in association with Bikesure Insurance, is open until Sunday 24 November, so, head to the NEC, Birmingham and enjoy a great day out!

  3. The title race will continue in the final race of the season. The MotoE world Cup will be decided in the last showdown schedule at 15:30 tomorrow at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo Circuit. Matteo Ferrari is still the main contender for the ultimate price courtesy of today’s fourth place, which allows him to enter the final battle with a 12-point margin over Garzo (2nd today) and 21 on Smith (3rd at the flag).

    The race start was not ideal for Ferrari (Team Trentino Gresini MotoE) who dropped down to fifth place but then managed to find back some speed and confidence as he battled out first with Garzo and then Simeon – before finishing with 13 important points under his belt ahead of tomorrow.

    By repeating today’s result in the last race, Matteo Ferrari would be crowed the first-ever MotoE world champion. Fingers crossed!

  4. Team Trentino Gresini MotoE has confirmed – as the most natural and logical choice – Matteo Ferrari, as the star of the team’s MotoE line-up for the upcoming season. Currently leading the standings with two races left to be contested, the #11 Italian rider showed great adaptation skills to the new bike and – despite the young age – a great amount of experience in the first-ever edition of the MotoE World Cup.
     
    For all these reasons, Team Trentino Gresini MotoE has shown great will to come to an agreement before of the final event of the season at Valencia, in which Ferrari will battle for the first-ever title of this new and surprising category.
     
    It is going to be a thrilling weekend with Matteo Ferrari, who is going to do the utmost to defend himself from the many title rivals. He currently holds a 19-point advantage on his main opponent Garzo, but 12 are the riders still mathematically in contention for the title – with 50 points still to be awarded. MotoE proceedings will get underway on Thursday at 16:00 local time (GMT+1).
  5. POINTS FOR ALEIX AT THE END OF A TROUBLED RACE

    ANDREA IANNONE CRASHES WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES

    The race ridden on the torrid asphalt of Sepang (Malaysia) was not a simple one. Aleix Espargaró, who started from the fourteenth spot on the grid, managed to move his way up the field just outside the top 10 before losing two positions in the battles that took place in the race finale. In spite of a good race pace, the Spaniard's performance was limited by the difficulty overtaking.

    Teammate Andrea Iannone was also riding a decent race, battling for a finish in the points. Unfortunately, too much time spent in the slipstream heated up the front tyre and he ended up having a crash on turn 9, harmless for the Italian, but enough to put him out of the action.

    ALEIX ESPARGARÒ
    "I cannot be pleased with this race, especially because I had a decidedly better pace than my finishing position reflects. Unfortunately, our limitations in acceleration make it very difficult to overtake. I lost time today behind Bagnaia and in the battle with Pol. In the end, I limited the damage, even in terms of gap. Now we’ll prepare our best for Valencia and next season."


    ANDREA IANNONE
    "It was a strange race. I didn't have a bad pace, but I was slow in speed, staying in the slipstream for a long time and things did not improve. The temperatures began to rise, including the front tyre temperature, and I struggled until the crash. We have work to do, but I have peace of mind. I’ll be ready when we are able to make an important step forward."