Global advocates for motorcycling gather to consider key international developments.
Shock figures on National Pothole Date (15th January) show pothole damage at record high
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
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.
TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity, and the NMC have come together to strengthen opportunities to promote safe and sustainable biking.
NMC and MCIA share memberships to cement work on areas of joint interest
Ministers face a full agenda of biking issues after Government reshuffle. Riders need certainty in several key areas
Motorcycle industry and riders launch ‘A Licence to Net Zero’ to improve access to mopeds, motorcycles and other L-Category vehicles
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.
NMC calls on the Government to adopt the NMC’s approach to motorcycle decarbonisation – plus deliver in other policy areas.
Work by the Trail Riders Fellowship and the Green Lane Association regains motorised access to Wrexham rural green road.
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
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).
NMC, TRF, BMF and LARA meeting with DEFRA Access Minister Trudy Harrison reveals an enlightened approach towards motorised access to the countryside
Strong case for technology neutrality delivered at a round table with DfT Decarbonisation Minister Jesse Norman
Land Access and Recreation Association and National Motorcyclists Council sign memorandum
NMC holds positive meeting on a range of motorcycling matters with Transport Minister Richard Holden.
All routes to net-zero must be explored - not just battery electric
Promises to reconsider parking charges scheme broken by the London Borough
Confirmed that Classic motorcycles in the Historic Vehicle registration class are not subject to the Congestion Charge
EU safety policy deficiencies offers the UK Government an opportunity to go further
Industry and motorcycling organisations join forces at major Parliamentary briefing
Despite many challenges in the year ahead, 2022 sowed the seeds for positive action in many areas of motorcycling policy.
NMC welcomes new Government focus on motorcycling in transport policy.
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.
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.
New ministers inherit a long stalled policy agenda for motorcycling, while in the meantime, Brussels ‘ups the ante’ on decarbonisation.
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.
Inertia over who will be prime minister has led to several policy issues relating to motorcycling either stalling or slowing to a crawl
NMC response to TfL’s consultation on expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone sets out the case for motorcycles to be exempt
DfT consultation proposes to electrify all new mopeds and 125cc bikes by 2030, with larger new petrol powered motorcycles facing a 2035 ban
Major riders groups come together to focus on issues of common concern
Updated advice to riders in light of how customs authorities can interpret treaties and regulations
Net zero motorcycling should be about much more than just battery electric motorcycles and arbitrary UK-only targets
Urgent need for e-Scooter Task Force to get new regulations right
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
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.
Parliament to debate Anti Tampering proposals
Industry's 'UK Motorcycling' stakeholder forum to focus on the Government's net zero agenda
The motorcyclists lobby significantly strengthened by the new partnership
Motorcycling and the Future of Transport Policy Presented to Transport Minister Trudy Harrison MP
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.
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
New hierarchy of road users does not confer some road users new rights over others
Opinion piece about how Traffic Regulation Orders are an increasingly clear and present threat to the right to ride
But also a crucial time as proposals for anti-tampering and motorcycle decarbonisation come into focus in 2022.
New partnership further increases the NMC's reach and authority
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.
It's time that Vision Zero is applied equally across transport modes.
Influential international institutions need to consider the road safety evidence base more carefully before making conclusions in their publications.
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
Parliamentary Motorcycle Group Chair Bill Wiggin MP calls for a Government strategy for motorcycling. MPs also express concern about proposals for ‘Anti Tampering’.
New relationship strengthens motorcyclists lobbying and campaigning authority
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
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.
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.
Progress on NMC campaigning issues has proved positive and in some cases rapid.
NMC calls for a positive change to how road safety Vision Zero is presented and promoted
The phase out of new petrol engined motorcycle manufacturing in 2035 announced
Traffic Regulation Orders need to be fairly applied and without discrimination against motorcyclists
Procedures needed on EU border to allow individuals or business to transport road registered motorcycles and other vehicles across the EU border
The UK must learn from global best practice on motorcycle safety
The increase in motorcycling as the pandemic has progressed reveals that motorcycles, scooters and mopeds are increasingly the transport alternative of choice
NMC welcomes new Parliamentary Motorcycle Group Chair, Bill Wiggin MP
Motorcycles shown to be an important mode of transport in the Capital, both now and in the future
21st June event highlights that motorcycling is part of the solution to transport problems
London based motorcyclists invited to attend and question candidates
Membership of key Department for Transport Body a Key Step Towards a Motorcycling Strategy
Government opens discussions with the NMC
Updated guidance issued as UK heads out of lockdown.
NMC Calls for a new Government Motorcycling Strategy