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Bike trips boost economy

Published: 12 August 2005

Motorcycling is not only a great way to get about but bikers contribute a massive amount to the UK economy according to a new survey.

Everyone knows that taking your bike away on holiday can be one of the most relaxing way’s to get away but the new figures show that riders contribute more than £400,000 to UK tourism.

The survey, conducted by the Motorcycle Industry Association, showed that as many as 1 in 13 riders take regular holidays on there bikes with on in six taking the bike away for the weekend and 25 per cent making day trips by bike.

In all riders spend on average £68 per day on accommodation, food and entertainment, making a significant contribution to the UK’s tourism revenues.

Craig Carey-Clinch, the MCI’s Director of Public Affairs said: “Holidaying by bike is an excellent way of seeing more of the British Isle’s breathtaking scenery at your own convenience. It contributes a significant amount to local tourism, opens up great opportunities for exploration and means that you can avoid the time and expense of driving by car or the restrictions of public transport.”

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