Lidl impct wrench

Lidl impct wrench

This week in Lidl they have two impact wrenches for not a whole lot of money. Im tempted especially after having to hire one recently.

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cordless impact wrench…rticleId=17488

Has anyone got one of theses and are they worth buying?

Am very tempted by the cordless for practical reasons, I dont have a garage or shed so all work is done on the front drive. Easier not to be having extension cables all over the place

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Burn Out the Film

Burn Out the Film

Saw this on Netflix last night and stuck it on… It makes BikerBoyz look like The Godfather 2.. Its like gone in 60seconds crossed with Fait City. To be avoided

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Any know of a place doing this,can the likes of a polished alu frame/swingarm be brought back to a factory finish?

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Inaugural scholarship is fitting tribute to legacy of 'Flying Doctor' John Hinds

Inaugural scholarship is fitting tribute to legacy of ‘Flying Doctor’ John Hinds

Dr John Hinds pictured on duty at the Mid Antrim 150 road races in 2013.
The travelling doctor was just as well known as many of the riders he volunteered to provide care for as part of the MCUI Medical Team.

The inaugural Dr John Hinds Scholarship was launched on Friday in memory of the popular ‘Flying Doctor’ and pioneering leader in the field of emergency trauma care.

Dr Hinds, a consultant anaesthetist and intensive care consultant at Craigavon Area Hospital, was tragically killed in his role as a travelling doctor at the Skerries 100 road races in County Dublin in July 2015.

Known in road racing circles simply as ‘Doctor John’, the 35-year-old was held in the highest regard by racers and fans alike.

His death almost four years ago left a huge void in the sport.

He led the campaign for a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in Northern Ireland and was the major driving force the establishment of today’s vital Air Ambulance NI service.

Dr John Hinds was held in the highest regard by the riders.
He is pictured here with Guy Martin in 2010 at the Ulster Grand Prix.
Picture: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker.

The scholarship has been set up to honour his legacy and the College of Paramedics UK is calling on all levels of pre-hospital responder throughout Ireland – from first responder to advanced paramedic – to grasp the opportunity to win a place at the Anaesthesia Trauma and Critical Care (ATACC) course, which provides for first responder to advanced level.

The prize is provided in association with Galen.

A spokesperson from the College of Paramedics said:

“This award is presented in memory of the late Dr John Hinds, a man held in high regard as an inspirational leader by Paramedics/EMTs and indeed anyone with an interest in pre-hospital care within Ireland.

“He selflessly gave a huge amount of his own time to educating and supporting paramedics and ambulance staff on the Island of Ireland and a scholarship for those colleagues is a fitting and practical way to preserve their memory of such a well-respected colleague and medical professional.”

Entrants are required to write a case study which should be ‘written to protect patient confidentiality, using original text, with references as appropriate and countersigned by a registered Paramedic supporting your work as a genuine case study’.

The winner will receive attendance at an ATACC course in the UK, plus travel costs.

Additionally, the winner will be required to publish their case study in Paramedic INSIGHT, with a follow-up article that will describe undertaking the course.

Entries must be made using the Dr John Hinds Scholarship Award Entry Form and submitted via email to [email protected]

This can be downloaded at

The College Honours and Awards Committee will then select the winning piece.

Entries close on April 19.

Kyle White

Source: Inaugural scholarship is fitting tribute to legacy of ‘Flying Doctor’ John Hinds



Friday was the third and final day of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship Test at the Monteblanco Circuit in Spain. It was the final day of testing for Dean Harrison, James Hillier, and Lee Johnston who will not travel to the Portimão Circuit with Gary Johnson for the second test on Sunday and Monday.

Much of the day’s action came in the morning, with a number of teams including Harrison’s Silicone Engineering Racing team and Johnston’s Ashcourt Racing outfit opting not to go out in the afternoon. In fact, many riders sat out the middle portion of the day as air temperatures soared to nearly 30 degrees, and track temperatures reached nearly 45 degrees- too hot for any relevant testing.

Gary Johnson clocked up the most laps on Friday as part of a busy testing schedule with the RAF Regular & Reserves Team, where he was trying a range of front suspension equipment, traction control settings, and engine braking modes for his Kawasaki ZX10-RR. 57 laps completed today brought his tally to 131 laps over the three-day test, with his fastest lap of 1 minute 40.885 seconds coming in the slightly cooler temperatures towards the end of the final day.

Dean Harrison and James Hillier both completed 43 laps today. Harrison tried different braking equipment on his Kawasaki ZX10-RR and two different specification of swing-arms, with a view to using the stiffer version on short-circuits and the ‘softer’ version on the lumps and bumps of the TT Course. The Yorkshireman set his fastest lap of the test this morning with a time of 1 minute 38.114 seconds, but he then went on to have a small slip off his Superbike a few laps later. He walked away without injury.

James Hillier also set his fastest lap of the test today, with a time of 1 minute 39.836 seconds. Over the three days Hillier completed a total of 165 laps on his Quattro Plant Wicked Coatings ZX10-RR, getting valuable time on the bike and developing a feel for the reworked engine in the 2019 Kawasaki.

Lee Johnston spent the morning session on his BMW S1000RR Superstock machine, and completed a total of 21 laps with a best time of 1 minute 40.917 seconds. Rather than his brand new Ashcourt Racing BMW, Johnston has been riding the bike that he took his debut TT podium on in the 2015 RL360 Superstock TT Race, as he reacquaints himself with the big BMW after riding for the Honda Racing Team in 2018.

Harrison, Hillier, Johnston and Johnson will all be at the Official Launch of the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, which takes place next week on Tuesday 19th March.

Tickets for the 2019 events are now on sale via the Official website including Official Grandstand Tickets, VIP Hospitality Experiences, and Official Entertainment Events. You can stay up to date with all the latest TT news by subscribing to the Official Isle of Man TT Races Newsletter.


Redding noses ahead of O’Halloran as Bennetts BSB heads to Portimao

Redding noses ahead of O’Halloran as Bennetts BSB heads to Portimao

Scott Redding – Pic by Bonnie Lane

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship official test at Monteblanco was a Ducati versus Yamaha standoff at the top of the times after the third and final day on track as former MotoGP contender Scott Redding nosed ahead of Jason O’Halloran by 0.193s to hold the final advantage.

The pair had been holding the leading positions on the final day and both riders continued to make improvements towards the end of the day, with O’Halloran closing in on Redding before the Be Wiser Ducati rider made another gain in his time to keep the McAMS Yamaha rider at bay.

Tarran Mackenzie on the second of the McAMS Yamahas overcame his huge high-side crash from yesterday to hold third place; he returned to the track today and improved his pace on the final day as he worked on further improvements with the team.

Glenn Irwin and the Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki continued to work through various winter improvements and he held fourth place on the timesheets, whilst team-mate Ben Currie suffered a heavy crash in the morning so he sat out the remainder of the day.

Xavi Forés continued to impress with Honda Racing as he held fifth and admitted he was impressed with the pace despite missing the chance to have another attack at flying lap in the closing stages of the final day.

Bradley Ray and the Buildbase Suzuki team had worked on further improvements on the areas they struggled with last season, which put him ahead of Honda Racing’s Andrew Irwin who continued to build momentum on his second visit to Monteblanco.

Josh Brookes was eighth fastest on the timesheets, the former champion struggled in the afternoon with sickness which hampered his progress on the final day, but the Australian is confident of the Be Wiser Ducati’s potential.

Luke Mossey maintained his position inside the top ten on his official test debut for OMG Racing Suzuki, holding off hard-charging rookie Ryan Vickers who impressed with a top ten finish on his debut with the RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki team.

Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Monteblanco official test combined result:

1.Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) 1m:36.291s
2.Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +0.193s
3.Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +0.613s
4.Glenn Irwin (Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +0.714s
5.Xavi Forés (Honda Racing) +0.792s
6.Bradley Ray (Buildbase Suzuki) +0.898s
7.Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing) +1.081s
8.Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) +1.134s
9.Luke Mossey (OMG Racing Suzuki) +1.177s
10.Ryan Vickers (RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki) +1.207s

Source: Redding noses ahead of O’Halloran as Bennetts BSB heads to Portimao