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

October 17, 2023

The National Motorcyclists Council is pleased to support MCIA’s new campaign launched today - ‘A Licence to Net Zero – Unleashing our Potential, Licence Reform Essential'.

The campaign calls on the Government to conduct a full-scale review of the existing L-Category licensing regime, following action 6 within MCIA and Zemo Partnership’s joint industry and Government Action Plan, launched in February 2022, that aimed to unlock the full potential of powered two, three and light four-wheeled vehicles.

MCIA has updated its Policy and Public Affairs section of its website, including a new landing page for ‘A Licence to Net Zero’ where you will be able to find all the information you need about the campaign and how you can help to support it.

The NMC has worked closely with the MCIA as the industry campaign has been developed and the proposals launched today seek the same key outcomes that the NMC has called for.

Craig Carey-Clinch, Executive Director of the NMC, said: “The NMC’s members share MCIA’s belief in the need for significant licensing reform via a comprehensive review of the current regime, particularly as intended benefits for road safety from the current regime have not materialised. Although there are some differences of detail in the NMC’s published proposals, both our positions on the fundamentals of licensing reform align and we are pleased to support ‘A Licence to Net Zero’ in recognition of our shared aspirations.”


Notes to Editors:

1. You can find the following resources below:

MCIA’s A Licence to Net Zero animation which outlines the case for reform;

• A two-page flyer MCIA has created which summarises the campaign’s aims and objectives;

MCIA’s full proposals document sitting behind the campaign which puts forward 7 recommendations for a future licensing review; and

Communications Toolkit which provides industry stakeholders the key information about the campaign and how they can help to support it.

2. For further comment from the NMC please contact Craig Carey-Clinch, on 07979 757484 / craig@uknmc.org

3. National Motorcyclists Council members are: The Auto Cycle Union, BikeSocial, BikeTrac, the British Motorcyclists Federation, IAM RoadSmart, the National Motorcycle Dealers Association, the Trail Riders Fellowship and the Vintage Motor Cycle Club