The National Motorcycle Council (NMC) has today written to the candidates for Mayor of London inviting them to attend a virtual hustings. NMC founding member organisation, the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) called for riders to get stuck into the May election debates and this event is part of full NMC member support for that initiative. The NMC is working with MAG to provide a platform for debate, and calls on the next London Mayor to fully recognise and support motorcycling in London’s transport policies.
The hustings on April 27th will cover road transport policies for the capital with an emphasis on issues that affect motorcyclists.
Motorcycles of all varieties make up four to seven percent of registered vehicles in London boroughs. Used as daily transport, for leisure and for deliveries they represent a significant proportion of traffic but help ease gridlock and reduce emissions.
Riders are affected by mayoral transport policies. Good policy will increase access, safety and journey efficiency for all by recognising the role of motorcycling and supporting those who ride. How will the next London Mayor commit to creating better outcomes for riders in London? How will the candidates embrace the benefits that motorcycling offers for London’s future transport vitality?
The NMC was launched on 5th March 2021 with the stated aim to work with government and create a new motorcycling strategy. The NMC seeks the same approach from London’s chief policy maker.
One in every 27 vehicles licensed in Greater London is a motorcycle. Thus riders form a significant section of the electorate. The hustings will give candidates the opportunity to tell this important constituency why they should vote for them on 6th May.
London based riders are invited to attend the hustings and take part in the Q&A session which will follow candidate addresses. To register,riders should email firstname.lastname@example.org with‘HUSTINGS’ in the subject line, advising their full name and in which London borough they are resident. Attendee numbers are restricted, so register early.
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2. National Motorcyclists Council members are: The Auto Cycle Union, the British Motorcyclists Federation, IAM RoadSmart, the Motorcycle Action Group and the Trail Riders Fellowship.