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Support rolls in for Back Off Biking

Published: 16 December 2003

Updated: 19 November 2014

The MCN Back Off Biking campaign has received phenomenal support so far with over 6000 people signing up to the petition.

Last week we claimed our first victory when the man that controls the future of British biking, road safety minister David Jamieson, admitted that slapping power limits on motorcycles was not something he was considering.

Jamieson told MCN that he is keen to keep people using motorcycles, saying, "We want people to use motorbikes and have a good time." But he added that the current accident rate had to be reduced.

This week in MCN, December 10, the campaign proves that power limits on bikes just don't work. We look at experiences in France and The Netherlands and see exactly what effect a 100bhp limit would have on motorcyclists.

New safety measures are due to be drafted next year so we need to keep up the pressure and make sure our Eight sane ways to make biking safer are all taken in to consideration.

We want to know how you think the campaign is going so far. Send an email to with 'Back Off Biking' in the subject and let us know what you think. Some of the comments will be published in MCN so attach a picture of yourself and you could see your face in print.

Click the link on the right to sign the Back Off Biking petition, chat about the campaign on our Back Off Biking discussion board or see the campaign article.

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