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Testing time for teens

Stricter motorcycle licence rules have caused a massive drop in young riders taking their tests. New learner rider rules introduced in January last year stopped under-19s from riding anything bigger than a 125cc bike, even if they pass a motorcycle test where previously they could take a step up to a larger-capacity bike once the test was passed. Recent figures ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 04 August 2014

Government launches motorcycle safety campaign

A radio campaign aimed at reducing the number of collisions at junctions between cars and motorcycles is launching today across the country. The THINK! radio campaign encourages drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists after figures revealed that 30 bikers are killed or injured every day at junctions, Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill has announced.The ‘Didn’t See’ campaign will ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 21 July 2014

TfL launches campaign to reduce bike accidents

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new motorcycle safety initiative it hopes will reduce the number of motorcyclsits killed and injured in the capital by 40% by the year 2020. TfL has targeted six ways it believes will further reduce the number of motorcycle accidents on London's roads, having already reduced the number of riders killed each year by ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 16 April 2014

£1.2 million ‘Think Bike’ campaign this spring

Drivers will be told to look out for bikes in a £1.2mllion government campaign this spring.  The ‘Think bike’ campaign will run from March to April, to coincide with many riders returning to the roads after winter.  The Department for Transport plans to spend more on the initiative than almost any other road safety campaign this year. Funding of £1.275million ...

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  • General news
  • 07 February 2013

Bikers recognised in New Years Honours List

Motorcycle dealer and long time backer of motorcycle racing Colin Appleyard is one of four people from the motorcycle world honoured by the Queen in the New Year's Honours list. Appleyard has been involved in all levels of racing both on and off road for many years and is highly respected in the racing world. He has now been awarded ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 02 January 2013

Win a £12,000 bike for doing police Bikesafe course

Motorcyclists are being offered the chance to win a bike worth £12,000 for doing a safe riding course taught by police. A scooter worth up to £2000 is also on offer in the initiative to improve motorcycle safety in London. Winners will get to choose the bike or scooter model they want up to the prize value. Three runners up ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 03 November 2011

Free motorcycle safety course

A Dorset based motorcycling group is offering a series of free safety presentations to motorcyclists this February and March. Presented by a qualified civilian police riding instructor, the “Dorchester & West Dorset Advanced Motorcyclists Group” courses are designed to make motorcyclists more skilled, confident and controlled on the road. Three 2hr theory presentations will be given on Friday 18th Feb, ...

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  • 06 January 2011

Spending review warning

Motorcycle safety could suffer due to Chancellor George Osborne’s spending cuts, the British Motorcyclists Federation has warned. Local authorities are likely to reduce spending on road maintenance, leading to more potholes, and axe safety initiatives including subsidised rider training. Free police-run Bikesafe riding courses are in jeopardy because they receive funding from forces and local authorities, both of which have ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 25 October 2010

Motorcycle Industry Association call for permanence in London bus lane scheme

The Motorcycle Industry Association has called for motorcyclists to be allowed permanent access to London’s bus lanes. The experimental scheme in place at the moment, which currently allows bikers to travel in bus lanes in the capital, is due to end on 5 July, and the MCI are calling on the relative authorities to make the scheme permanent. Steve Kenward, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 01 June 2010

Motorcycle awareness message on signs across California

The California Highway Patrol has started a campaign to make motorists more aware of bikes. The message, ‘Share the road, look twice for motorcyclists’, is now being shown on over 700 signs across the state.      Robert Gladden, director of the US’s Motorcycle Safety Foundation said: “The Motorcycle Safety Foundation, along with many thousands of motorcyclists, applaud the California Highway Patrol, ...

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  • 18 February 2010

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