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July 17, 2024

NMC Shifts Up a Gear as King’s Speech Kickstarts New Parliamentary Term

King’s Speech notable by what it doesn’t say, as NMC opens dialogue with the new Government and MPs

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July 5, 2024

NMC Calls on New Government to Create Positive Change for Motorcycling

The incoming administration needs to swiftly tackle an important motorcycling agenda

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June 14, 2024

Election Manifestos: ‘Cut Through’ on Potholes, but More Commitment to Motorcycling Needed

An incoming administration needs to develop a longer term strategy for motorcycling

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May 17, 2024

‘Motorcycling Matters’. NMC Launches Manifesto for the General Election

All riders are asked to take part in the campaign and contact their election candidates

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March 20, 2024

The NMC Reinforces Calls for a Fundamental Review of the Motorcycle Licensing Regime

Publication of the Second edition of the NMC’s 2022 licensing proposals builds on its existing calls for a training and testing system that is fit for purpose

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March 18, 2024

Government Consults on Default Access to Bus Lanes by Motorcycles

Consultation issued after work by NMC and its member organisations to bring clarity to the current patchwork of access

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February 21, 2024

2024 FIM Commissions Conference

Global advocates for motorcycling gather to consider key international developments.

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January 15, 2024

NMC in New National Partnership to Tackle Pothole Epidemic

Shock figures on National Pothole Date (15th January) show pothole damage at record high

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January 2, 2024

2024: Opportunities for Motorcycling as the General Election Approaches

In what is likely to be a general election year, the NMC gears up to build on 2023 achievements to secure the future of motorcycling

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November 30, 2023

NMC & TRF see a sustainable future for motorcycling on green roads.

The National Motorcyclists Council welcomes DEFRA’s decision on Green Roads set out in the Government’s announcements on Landscapes Review. This proposes no further regulations for motorised access to green roads.

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November 24, 2023

TyreSafe and the National Motorcycle Council join to promote safe and sustainable biking.

TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity, and the NMC have come together to strengthen opportunities to promote safe and sustainable biking.

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November 17, 2023

Riders and Industry Strengthen Partnership To Deliver on Key Motorcycling Issues

NMC and MCIA share memberships to cement work on areas of joint interest

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November 15, 2023

NMC calls for new Ministers to Act on Significant Backlog of Motorcycling Issues

Ministers face a full agenda of biking issues after Government reshuffle. Riders need certainty in several key areas

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October 17, 2023

A Licence to Net Zero

Motorcycle industry and riders launch ‘A Licence to Net Zero’ to improve access to mopeds, motorcycles and other L-Category vehicles

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October 3, 2023

Anna Zee: 'Why I give up some of my riding so you don’t have to'.

Over the last twenty years I have received a pretty extensive education in road safety matters and a good deal of technical and legislative education to do with motorcycling issues. Most of it while engaged in full-time employment in a completely unrelated area.

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September 20, 2023

Sunak’s Rethink on Net Zero Targets Welcomed, but Hiatus in Other Policy Areas Must End

NMC calls on the Government to adopt the NMC’s approach to motorcycle decarbonisation – plus deliver in other policy areas.

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August 25, 2023

NMC Welcomes High Court Decision to Quash Vehicle Ban

Work by the Trail Riders Fellowship and the Green Lane Association regains motorised access to Wrexham rural green road.

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July 24, 2023

Hackney Council To Press Ahead with Excessive Motorcycle Parking Charges

Parking charges for motorcycles proposed to be up to £10 a day in Hackney. Riders and others urged to respond to a consultation on the charges

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July 18, 2023

Time for Government to Make Positive and Essential Change to Motorcycle Basic Training

NMC joins Transport for London, the MCIA and a range of public authorities and safety organisations in a partnership to call for long overdue changes to Motorcycle Compulsory Basic Training (CBT).

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June 29, 2023

DEFRA Minister Supports an Inclusive Approach to Green Roads for All Users

NMC, TRF, BMF and LARA meeting with DEFRA Access Minister Trudy Harrison reveals an enlightened approach towards motorised access to the countryside

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June 21, 2023

Riders and Industry Deliver Firm Message on Decarbonisation

Strong case for technology neutrality delivered at a round table with DfT Decarbonisation Minister Jesse Norman

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June 7, 2023

NMC and LARA Formalise Partnership on Green Roads and Motorcycle Sport Issues

Land Access and Recreation Association and National Motorcyclists Council sign memorandum

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May 23, 2023

Minister Open to Developing Better Government Policies for Motorcycling.

NMC holds positive meeting on a range of motorcycling matters with Transport Minister Richard Holden.

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March 29, 2023

EU Developments Underline Need for Technological Neutrality on Motorcycle Decarbonisation

All routes to net-zero must be explored - not just battery electric

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March 23, 2023

Hackney Council Called Upon to Deal Fairly with Motorcyclists as it Presses Ahead with new ‘Poverty Tax’

Promises to reconsider parking charges scheme broken by the London Borough

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March 13, 2023

NMC Clarifies Congestion Charge Situation for Classic Motorcycles

Confirmed that Classic motorcycles in the Historic Vehicle registration class are not subject to the Congestion Charge

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March 2, 2023

NMC Urges the UK Government to Take Advantage of Motorcycle Safety Opportunities Missed by the EU

EU safety policy deficiencies offers the UK Government an opportunity to go further

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February 8, 2023

MCIA and NMC deliver key messages to Parliament on decarbonisation

Industry and motorcycling organisations join forces at major Parliamentary briefing

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January 2, 2023

2023: A year of promise beckons for motorcycling

Despite many challenges in the year ahead, 2022 sowed the seeds for positive action in many areas of motorcycling policy.

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December 21, 2022

New Government Strategic Group Focuses on Motorcycling

NMC welcomes new Government focus on motorcycling in transport policy.

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December 9, 2022

Hackney Motorcycle Parking Charges – NMC Supports Call for Evidence Review

Extraordinary decision by Hackney Councillors to not review flawed justification for parking charges needs to be reversed. Motorcyclists are campaigning against a decision that will damage the contribution which motorcycling is making to cutting urban traffic congestion and pollution.

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November 15, 2022

Motorcycle Transportation and the EU Border – NMC Publishes Advice

Procedures and options for taking bikes in vans and on trailers across the border made clearer after the NMC and the UK Government work together on developing solutions.

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October 28, 2022

Motorcycling Challenges Face New Government Ministers

New ministers inherit a long stalled policy agenda for motorcycling, while in the meantime, Brussels ‘ups the ante’ on decarbonisation.

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September 21, 2022

Motorcycle Decarbonisation: Government Urged to Rethink its Strategy

NMC calls for the DfT to take an approach which is genuinely technology neutral and to develop a strategy taking international developments into account, rather than imposing UK-only arbitrary targets.

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September 7, 2022

NMC calls on the Government to Start Delivering

Inertia over who will be prime minister has led to several policy issues relating to motorcycling either stalling or slowing to a crawl

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July 28, 2022

National Motorcyclists Council Opposed to Motorcycle Charges in London

NMC response to TfL’s consultation on expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone sets out the case for motorcycles to be exempt

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July 14, 2022

Government Proposals to Ban New Petrol Motorcycle Sales to Forced Arbitrary Timetables is a Mistake Says the NMC

DfT consultation proposes to electrify all new mopeds and 125cc bikes by 2030, with larger new petrol powered motorcycles facing a 2035 ban

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June 17, 2022

International Partnership Extends Motorcycling’s Cohesion and Influence

Major riders groups come together to focus on issues of common concern

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June 2, 2022

Transporting Motorcycles Across the UK/EU Border – Fresh Developments

Updated advice to riders in light of how customs authorities can interpret treaties and regulations

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May 19, 2022

NMC Calls on The Government to Show More Ambition on Motorcycle Decarbonisation

Net zero motorcycling should be about much more than just battery electric motorcycles and arbitrary UK-only targets

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May 9, 2022

NMC Calls for Gvmt to Establish a new e-Scooter Task Force to Develop e-Scooter Regulation

Urgent need for e-Scooter Task Force to get new regulations right

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April 26, 2022

Vnuk: NMC Welcomes New Certainty For Motorcycle Sports.

Compulsory third party motor insurance will now not be extended to motor and motorcycle sports away from the public highway, but NMC calls for a wider review of motor insurance

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April 25, 2022

Government Confirms That Anti Tampering Proposals Will Not Be Retrospective

Minister says that measures will be limited to environmental aspects and autonomous driver software systems on new and future vehicles, with heritage and sports vehicles, plus customisation protected.

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March 30, 2022

Parliament to debate Anti Tampering proposals

Parliament to debate Anti Tampering proposals

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March 24, 2022

Decarbonisation: MCIA and NMC to Work Together on Industry and Government Action Plan

Industry's 'UK Motorcycling' stakeholder forum to focus on the Government's net zero agenda

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March 5, 2022

Vintage Motor Cycle Club joins the NMC

The motorcyclists lobby significantly strengthened by the new partnership

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March 2, 2022

NMC Presents its Policy Programme to Government and Parliament.

Motorcycling and the Future of Transport Policy Presented to Transport Minister Trudy Harrison MP

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February 24, 2022

Charley Boorman, LARA and the NMC Warn of Clear and Present Danger to Motoring and Motorcycling on Rural Roads

The Land Access and Recreation Association, the National Motorcyclists Council and global adventure traveller Charley Boorman join forces to call on motorcycle riders and drivers to oppose moves to ban motorised vehicles from unsealed and minor tarmac roads.

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February 23, 2022

The Future of Transport Policy – the NMC Sets Out the Next Steps for Motorcycling

In a major new contribution to the transport policy debate, the NMC presents how motorcycling can contribute to the Government’s aim to ‘Build Back Better’ in relation to transport policy in the post pandemic era

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January 27, 2022

NMC Warns That All Road Users Have Responsibility for Their Own Safety Under New Highway Code

New hierarchy of road users does not confer some road users new rights over others

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January 2, 2022

What Will We Lose Next?

Opinion piece about how Traffic Regulation Orders are an increasingly clear and present threat to the right to ride

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December 31, 2021

Opinion: New Year, New Opportunities for Motorcycling

But also a crucial time as proposals for anti-tampering and motorcycle decarbonisation come into focus in 2022.

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November 23, 2021

Plantec Assist Sponsors the National Motorcyclists Council

New partnership further increases the NMC's reach and authority

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November 22, 2021

Motorcycle Anti Tampering – NMC Rejects ‘Poorly Defined’ Proposals

Government needs to tell riders what they think are the gaps in current anti tampering legislation and properly define the scope of any new proposals.

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November 20, 2021

Making Vision Zero Work for Motorcycling

It's time that Vision Zero is applied equally across transport modes.

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November 19, 2021

Never nice to read that what you do doesn’t work!

Influential international institutions need to consider the road safety evidence base more carefully before making conclusions in their publications.

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October 27, 2021

Government Claims Motorcycle Customisation Will Continue

Proposed ‘Anti Tampering’ regulations are aimed at environmental performance and speed ‘defeat devices’ on new electric vehicles, but regulations are still set still impact emissions modifications of petrol motorcycles

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October 26, 2021

Parliament Debates Motorcycling

Parliamentary Motorcycle Group Chair Bill Wiggin MP calls for a Government strategy for motorcycling. MPs also express concern about proposals for ‘Anti Tampering’.

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October 19, 2021

NMC and NMDA Announce Partnership on Motorcycling Issues

New relationship strengthens motorcyclists lobbying and campaigning authority

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October 12, 2021

Motorcycling Licensing. NMC Calls for Change To Improve Road Safety

The UK’s exit from the EU provides an opportunity to revise a complex rider licensing system that has not led to proper road safety improvements

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October 1, 2021

Motorcycle Freighting into the EU - NMC Makes Progress, But Serious Issues Remain

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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September 17, 2021

Industry Economic Study Reveals Significance of the Motorcycle Sector to Society

Economic activity by motorcyclists themselves an additional economic factor. Study also reveals motorcycles offer a potential 66% discount on the cost of the daily commute.

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September 2, 2021

The NMC - The First Six Months Brings Early Results

Progress on NMC campaigning issues has proved positive and in some cases rapid.

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July 21, 2021

Welcoming Roads: A Fresh Vision for Vision Zero

NMC calls for a positive change to how road safety Vision Zero is presented and promoted

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July 15, 2021

Fundamental Change to Motorcycling Proposed by the Government

The phase out of new petrol engined motorcycle manufacturing in 2035 announced

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July 9, 2021

NMC Warns of ‘Mission Creep’ with Traffic Regulation Orders

Traffic Regulation Orders need to be fairly applied and without discrimination against motorcyclists

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June 23, 2021

Action Needed to Protect Motorcycle Transportation into the EU

Procedures needed on EU border to allow individuals or business to transport road registered motorcycles and other vehicles across the EU border

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June 15, 2021

NMC Calls For Strong International Transport Policies That Deliver Support For Motorcycling

The UK must learn from global best practice on motorcycle safety

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May 20, 2021

The NMC Calls on Local Government to Engage The UK’s Motorcycling Revolution.

The increase in motorcycling as the pandemic has progressed reveals that motorcycles, scooters and mopeds are increasingly the transport alternative of choice

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April 30, 2021

The National Motorcyclists Council Presents its Programme to MPs and Peers

NMC welcomes new Parliamentary Motorcycle Group Chair, Bill Wiggin MP

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April 28, 2021

NMC London Mayoral Election Hustings Confirms that Motorcycling is Part of the Transport Mainstream

Motorcycles shown to be an important mode of transport in the Capital, both now and in the future

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April 23, 2021

The NMC Encourages Motorcyclists to Support Ride To Work Day

21st June event highlights that motorcycling is part of the solution to transport problems

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April 14, 2021

London’s Mayoral Candidates Invited to Virtual Hustings on Motorcycling

London based motorcyclists invited to attend and question candidates

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April 6, 2021

National Motorcyclists Council Joins Government Road Safety Delivery Group and Announces its Priority Policies

Membership of key Department for Transport Body a Key Step Towards a Motorcycling Strategy

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March 26, 2021

The Road to a New Motorcycling Strategy Opens

Government opens discussions with the NMC

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March 19, 2021

NMC publish updated COVID-19 Riding Guidelines ahead of the next major change to lockdown restrictions

Updated guidance issued as UK heads out of lockdown.

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March 3, 2021

National Motorcyclists Council Brings Together the Voice of UK Motorcyclists

NMC Calls for a new Government Motorcycling Strategy

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