Bringing the voice of UK motorcyclists together

A coalition of motorcycling representative organisations

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About The NMC

The National Motorcyclists Council (NMC) is a coalition of motorcycling representative organisations, which works together on commonly held positions about issues where motorcyclists seek to change or influence government policy. It also researches issues to both inform campaigning and support the individual work of its members.

The NMC’s mission:

'Working together to help assure a positive and sustainable future for motorcycling’

The NMC brings together a broad spectrum of representative national motorcyclists organisations. These range from riders campaign groups, to motorcycle sport representatives, off road and green roads interests and road safety experts.

The NMC Goals

Research, inform and debate sustainability in motorcycling, and secure fair treatment for motorcyclists and motorcycling.
Provide single voice positions on issues of key importance to the motorcycle world as a whole.
Provide thought leadership on a range of issues that impact upon motorcycling.
Act as a force multiplier by combining organisations strengths.
Bikers riding a British trail


The NMC’s current members are the Auto Cycle Union, British Motorcyclists Federation, IAM RoadSmart, the Motorcycle Action Group and the Trail Riders Fellowship. These groups between them, including their affiliates, represent approaching 100,000 individual motorcyclists.

Find out more about the NMC’s members here:

Member List

Latest News

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NMC and NMDA Announce Partnership on Motorcycling Issues

October 19, 2021
New relationship strengthens motorcyclists lobbying and campaigning authority
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Motorcycling Licensing. NMC Calls for Change To Improve Road Safety

October 12, 2021
The UK’s exit from the EU provides an opportunity to revise a complex rider licensing system that has not led to road safety improvements
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Motorcycle Freighting into the EU - NMC Makes Progress, But Serious Issues Remain

October 1, 2021
Procedures are emerging for owners transporting their own road registered motorcycles into the EU in vans or on trailers, but serious issues remain for freighting companies.
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