Biking groups unite: National Motorcyclists Council will lobby on behalf of riders

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Key biking groups and organisations – the Auto Cycle Union, British Motorcyclists Federation, IAM RoadSmart, Motorcycle Action Group and the Trail Riders Fellowship – have come together to form a coalition.

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The National Motorcyclists Council brings together a broad range of existing groups and sporting clubs and will provide a single voice to make it easier for the interests and opinions of motorcyclists to be heard by parliament.

It will also act to consolidate support for issues across all of its different groups’ members, which add up to over 100,000 riders, so issues that affect one group’s members can be supported by all.

One of the first items on the agenda is to get motorcycling back into the minds of policy makers in Westminster and beyond.

This includes making sure motorcycles and mopeds are included in current and future transport and sustainability strategies, making sure the process of getting a licence is fit for purpose post-Brexit and protecting motorbike sport venues such as race circuits and motocross tracks.

The council will also work with authorities on regulatory and enforcement issues like exhaust noise, bike theft, antisocial behaviour, vehicle excise duty, low emissions zones and better security for riders. Visit the National Motorcyclists Council website for a full list of the new group’s objectives.

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

Staff Writer, hick for life, two cylinders max