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  1. Bikerman

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  3. Bikerman

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    News from the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG)

    MAG's ‘top five’ priority list under review by Roads Minister.

    The Motorcycle Action Group's top five priorities list is now under
    review by the Roads Minister. MAG surveyed members for their top
    priority actions that will lead to better outcomes for motorcyclists.

    Representatives of the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) met Roads Minister,
    Baroness Vere of Norbiton, on 27th January. During the meeting, the
    Minister asked MAG to create a list of its top five priorities.

    MAG Chair, Selina Lavender, was keen that the list should be truly
    representative of the opinions of riders. Therefore, a survey of MAG
    members was conducted resulting in the following list of priorities:

    1. Access to all Bus Lanes
    2. Better Road Surfaces
    3. Safer crash barriers
    4. More and better parking provision
    5. Simplified licencing and training

    Unsurprisingly, the survey results coincide with themes that MAG
    regularly campaigns on at local level. MAG has submitted the list along
    with a number of suggested ideas for how the Department for Transport
    can deliver these outcomes. Above all, MAG wants to work with
    Department officials to explore all possible solutions.

    MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown, commented:

    “Given the warmth of our meeting I am sure that the Minister will give
    the priority list fair consideration. I hope that she will instruct
    Department officials to work with MAG to ensure that all possible levers
    to support the local delivery of these priorities are used.
    The stock response by central Government on questions such as bus lanes
    has always been that they are a matter for local government. However,
    the Department does have considerable influence on the local decisions.
    I am sure that now the Minister has demonstrated the will, the way
    can be found. In short, I see this as the start of long, but happy,
    adventure.”
     
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  5. Bikerman

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    News from the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG)

    MAG calls on motorcyclists to get ‘stuck in’ to election debates.

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has called on its members and all
    motorcyclists to get stuck in to election debates. An updated MAG
    Elections Handbook has been published with handy tips to help riders
    influence the outcomes of the May elections.

    May 6th, 2021 will be a busy day for democracy across the UK. With the
    elections originally scheduled for 2020 having been postponed to 6th May
    this year, there is no shortage of opportunity for riders to exercise
    their right to vote.

    MAG Chair, Selina Lavender, said:

    “I have a growing sense that motorcycling in the UK is at a crossroads.
    Recent events and future goals and ambitions for the UK have
    demonstrated that we are at the centre of some fundamental shifts.
    Policy decisions made now will be key to creating a better future. This
    is why it is vital that we as motorcyclists make our voice heard.
    Motorcycling has a bright future and a critical role to play - now and
    in that brighter tomorrow we all seek.”

    The May elections will see hundreds of English local councillors, 13
    directly elected mayors in England, and 39 Police & Crime Commissioners
    in England and Wales chosen by the public. There are also elections in
    the Parliaments and Assemblies of Scotland, Wales and London, along with
    the London mayoral election.

    Selina Lavender, MAG’s Cumbria Rep, Michael Armstrong, and Director of
    Communications & Public Affairs, former MP Lembit Öpik, have updated the
    MAG Election Handbook. The Handbook is packed full of advice and tips
    to enable individuals and groups to get involved in the election process.

    Lembit said:

    “Michael has a wealth of experience in engaging with politicians at all
    levels, and that, plus my background as a former Member of Parliament,
    means that the Handbook is based on real insight into what works.
    Riders should know that they can influence the debate in a positive way.
    Now is the time to build relationships with the candidates that will
    carry forward with the successful ones into the corridors of power.
    Motorcyclists have a right to be heard, and we will not let this
    opportunity pass us by.”

    The MAG 2021 Election Handbook can be found at
    https://wiki.mag-uk.org/images/7/76/MAG_Election_Handbook_Version_202103A.pdf
    . As well as using the Handbook, members can contact MAG’s Central
    Office for support and help with anything from wording questions for
    candidates, to arranging a full election hustings.


    ENDS
    Contact MAG at 01926 844 064 or [email protected]
     
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    News from the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG)

    Manchester doubles amount of motorcycle parking… and it’s FREE.

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has welcomed news that the number of
    dedicated parking places for motorcycles in Manchester car parks has
    more than doubled – and they are all free!

    A review of motorcycle parking within the city showed that demand for
    parking exceeded the supply and that, as a result, a considerable number
    of motorcyclists were parking unofficially, and sometimes illegally.
    The Manchester City Council Highways Team has reacted by providing more
    spaces for motorcyclists. They consulted various motorcycle community
    groups and organisations including MAG. We said that having spaces in
    car parks and on the ground or first floors, making sure they were
    well-lit and having CCTV coverage was important, along with anchor
    points or rails for chaining bikes to. All of these suggestions have
    been adopted.
    There are now 127 dedicated motorcycle spaces; a mixture of on-street
    (63 spaces) and covered car parks (64 spaces), and full details are
    available on the council’s website at:
    https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/info/500346/city_centre_parking/332/motorcycles

    MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown, said:

    “It is great to see this increase in parking provision for motorcyclists
    in Manchester and I would like to thank the MCC Highways Team for
    listening to our comments on the security aspects of the provision. The
    bays provided are free to all riders, which is a great way to encourage
    motorcycle use. This will, in turn, reduce congestion and emissions in
    Manchester City Centre.”

    Motorcyclists are urged to use the newly available spaces and to avoid
    parking illegally as enforcement will follow. A grace period informing
    motorcyclists of the new provisions will run from 12/03/21 to 06/05/21,
    when motorcyclists who are parked illegally will receive an information
    leaflet advising them of the new parking provisions across the city
    centre. During the grace period motorcyclists will not receive a
    parking ticket. However, after the grace period ends, MCC will enforce
    penalties (£70 penalty, discounted to £35 if paid within 14 days of
    issue) for motorcyclists parking in the wrong place. This includes
    designated cycle parking spaces and racks. Motorcyclists can park in
    normal pay and display bays anywhere across the city, provided that they
    purchase a pay and display ticket. It is advisable to write 'M' for
    motorbike and the registration number of the bike on the ticket before
    attaching this to the motorbike, to discourage theft.

    A motorcycle parking policy will be produced in order to finalise and
    formalise the changes.

    MAG Chair, Selina Lavender, said:

    “Any MAG members looking for support due to of a lack of motorcycle
    parking spaces in their area can contact central office for assistance.”
     
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    News from the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG)


    MAG and TfL consolidate partnership on London rider safety

    Transport for London (TfL) and Greater London MAG met again to formulate
    a joint initiative to deliver TfL’s road safety objectives in regard to
    motorcyclists. The theme was rider safety and the impact of traffic
    management schemes on bikers.

    In a further sign of the development of an evolving partnership, Cathy
    Phillpotts, from Greater London MAG, led a delegation including Lembit
    Öpik and Colin Brown at a roundtable meeting with TfL experts to explore
    how rider’s safety can be improved in the Capital. This event forms part
    of a regular, quarterly arrangement that seeks to secure joint effort on
    the comparatively high accident rates in the capital, which both sides
    believe can be reduced by intelligent and collective attention to the
    factors influencing the accident statistics.

    Bikers experience high injury rates as a user group in the city.
    Locations of particular concern include Hyde Park Corner; the junction
    between Liverpool Road and Holloway Road; Farringdon Road; and Old
    Street – this last one being a particular danger spot for riders.

    Cathy, who has professional experience as both a courier and general
    rider, believes the meeting led to tangible progress. She said “I’m glad
    TfL are listening to our concerns and committing to work with us to find
    solutions. Their knowledge of road policy, as well as their
    understanding of the geographical accident situation across London,
    especially regarding accident hot spots, combines well with our
    knowledge of practical riding on those streets. This is a big step
    forward in relations between London MAG and TfL.”

    Keith Prince AM, who has been instrumental in the evolution of this
    relationship, is pleased with the progress made. “We all agree that the
    safety situation for leisure, commuter and delivery riders in London is
    a cause for major concern. I think the relationship between TfL and MAG
    is a case study in how the motorcycle sector can meaningfully work with
    officers to find solutions that make sense. Many of the locations
    require exhaustive assessment of many variables, such as traffic lane
    arrangements, light phasing and lines of sight. It’s not easy but it can
    be done, and I think that working with experienced riders means TfL have
    a very good chance of making the streets safer for the motorcycling
    community as well as for third parties. MAG brings mature comment and
    ideas to this agenda.”

    MAG is also working with TfL to assist with the planned e-scooter pilots
    in the capital, given their obvious status as powered two wheelers
    (PTWs). The next meeting will be in June 2021, with subject-specific
    meetings covering various topics being held between now and then.

    Contact MAG at 01926 844 064 or [email protected]

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    MAG remind riders to ‘lock up after lockdown’

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) is reminding motorcyclists to ‘lock up
    after lockdown’. Motorcycle thefts were significantly reduced in 2020
    due to the pandemic but, with an easing of lockdown restrictions, more
    motorcycles could become easy targets for thieves once again.
    MAG actively campaigns for more action to be taken to combat motorcycle
    theft. Early figures suggest that the scale of the motorcycle theft
    problem reduced by as much as 60% in 2020. This good news is, however,
    tempered by the circumstances of the last twelve months. Less
    motorcycles on the road will have resulted in less opportunity for thieves.

    MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown, commented:

    “We would all like to think that the 2021 theft figures will remain low,
    but that is probably an unrealistic expectation. Many riders will have
    used their motorcycles far less during 2020, but with the end of
    restrictions in sight that situation is bound to change. We have also
    seen indicators of increasing motorcycle use between the various
    lockdowns. MAG will continue to campaign for more secure parking
    facilities, and increased focus from police forces, but of course we
    need to be sure that owners also take security of their bikes seriously.
    We should not become complacent, and new riders will need to be
    educated about the most effective security choices. The simple message
    is, therefore, to lock up your bike when parking in public spaces.”

    MAG will be pushing its “Lock it or Lose it” leaflets and amplifying all
    other similar motorcycle security messaging. The work to campaign for
    better quality, secure motorcycle parking bays has been taken to
    Ministerial level as part of the top five priorities for motorcyclists
    discussed with Roads Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton. In addition,
    the MAG Foundation charity promotes Lock To Lock, a simple concept
    suggesting a daisy chain approach where secure rails aren’t provided.

    We continue to work with the Motorcycle Crime Reduction Group and
    directly with a number of police forces. All MAG members’ bikes are
    also covered by the MAG Protect reward scheme for information leading to
    the conviction of bike thieves. We will be publishing the 2020 Police
    Force Bike Theft Rankings as soon as all data has been received. The
    2019 report can be hound here:
    https://wiki.mag-uk.org/images/3/37/Rankings_July_2020.pdf

    Contact MAG at 01926 844 064 or [email protected]
     
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    MAG polls motorcyclists regarding the petrol engine

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has launched a poll of UK
    motorcyclists to gauge opinions on the use of petrol-powered motorcycles.

    The UK Government has clearly stated its intent to move away from
    traditional fossil-fuelled vehicles to an electric fleet. The Government
    has also stated that it will ban sales of new petrol- and diesel-powered
    cars and small vans by 2030 and, although it hasn’t explicitly included
    motorcycles, these are likely to be included at a later stage.

    The existing vehicle fleet will neither disappear, nor be replaced,
    overnight; however, change is coming. Within the car industry this is
    happening at pace. Change and progress is inevitable, but should MAG be
    fighting to preserve the internal combustion engine (ICE) for
    motorcycles and scooters?

    MAG’s Chair, Selina Lavender, says: “It is important to acknowledge that
    change is coming and as an organisation we are not standing in the way
    of progress. If you want to ride an electric motorcycle or scooter, or
    indeed have already made the change, then there is a place in MAG for
    you. However, at this time the options don’t make sense to a great many
    riders. They are fearful of being forced off the bikes they cherish and
    see them potentially being demoted from a transport choice to a museum
    exhibit.”

    Further to the success of our previous members poll we extend this poll
    to all riders in an effort to gauge how important riders feel the move
    away from traditional petrol-powered engines is to them.

    MAG remains the representative voice of motorcyclists and will do all it
    can to represent the views of riders. We are committed to ensuring that
    all views are heard, particularly on such an important and complex subject.

    Please complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/S5PCWSY

    The poll closes at 5pm on Tuesday 20th April 2021.


    To join MAG visit www.mag-uk.org or call 01926 844064 (office hours)
     
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    MAG’s petrol engine poll: one week to go


    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) poll of UK motorcyclists to gauge
    opinions on the use of petrol-powered motorcycles remains open. All
    responses received by 5.00 pm on 20th April will be counted.

    The short survey takes just three minutes to complete and has received
    around 4,000 responses in its first week. Launched on 6th April the
    poll has attracted a great amount of interest and discussion.

    MAG’s Chair, Selina Lavender, said:

    “I am delighted by the response so far. We received more responses to
    this survey than any of our previous surveys within 24 hours of its
    release. The subject matter is clearly close to the hearts of many
    riders, whether MAG members or not. The responses are flooding in from
    both members and non-members, so there will be no question that we are
    listening to the interests of all riders, not just those who are
    directly part of MAG.”

    As well as survey responses MAG has received a great many direct
    communications from riders wanting to give more detailed answers.

    Selina said:

    “Our purpose with this survey is to gauge overall feeling rather than to
    debate the finer nuances. There may well be further surveys that go into
    subjects in more detail. We don’t have the resources to do it all at
    once, or to a level of detail that will satisfy everyone, but the result
    of the survey will be an indicator of where to go next. All responses
    are important to us. MAG is a democratic organisation and debate of
    these important issues is central to what we do and how we decide our
    campaigning priorities. Our members get to vote on MAG’s policy
    positions, but they don’t exercise their vote in a vacuum. Our members
    are part of the wider motorcycling community, and membership is open to
    all.”

    There is still time to complete the survey which can be found at:
    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/S5PCWSY

    The poll closes at 5pm on Tuesday 20th April 2021.

    To join MAG visit www.mag-uk.org or call 01926 844064 (office hours)
     
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    MAG praises Northumbria PCC’s Office for clarification on motorcycle
    tracker proposals.

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has praised the office of Northumbria
    Police & Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness, following clarification of
    her recent proposals. Motorcyclists have been alarmed by reports of
    proposed measures, but MAG has engaged with the office of the PCC and is
    now looking forward to helping find genuine solutions to the problem of
    anti-social and criminal use of motorcycles.

    Tempers were raised following a press release issued by the sitting PCC
    for Northumbria, Kim McGuinness. Adrian Pearson, Director of Planning &
    Delivery at the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for
    Northumbria, admits that the press release was not very well written,
    baldly stating that ‘reckless’ riders would have nowhere to go if all
    motorbikes were fitted with a tracker device. Many members contacted
    MAG with concerns that law-abiding riders would be punished simply
    because a criminal element was breaking the law.

    MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown,
    contacted the PCC’s office in an attempt to resolve the issue, which has
    resulted in a clarifying statement.

    Pearson has stated:

    “To be clear, we’re letting people know that:

    1) the PCC is not proposing mandatory tracking devices on all bikes. The
    press release was not very well written in this regard.

    2) We are very open to hearing suggestions from MAG and the motorcycle
    community on how people who misuse bikes for anti-social behaviour can
    be stopped.

    I would add that the early feedback from the biking community is that
    they would not support tracking devices on the most at-risk bikes and,
    as such, I don’t think we’ll be taking this part of the proposals
    further in our lobbying. We’re working on a revised press release or
    statement to post on the website clarifying things.”

    Colin Brown said:

    “I am delighted that we have been able to clarify the situation and
    arrive at a positive outcome for motorcyclists in Northumbria and
    beyond. All credit to Adrian Pearson and we fully appreciate the
    difficulties in arranging short-notice meetings during the PCC election
    campaigns. We will have a more detailed discussion on the issue
    following the elections on May 6th. I am also continuing to request a
    meeting with the Policing Minister, Kit Malthouse - we may even be able
    to work alongside Northumbria and other PCCs to lobby the Government for
    genuine solutions to the scourge of motorcycle crime.“

    MAG Chair, Selina Lavender, said:

    “MAG has taken proactive steps on behalf of its members and prevented
    what could have been a heated argument from developing. I urge all
    motorcyclists to support MAG and the work it does on their behalf by
    taking out a membership. The membership benefits far outweigh the cost.”

    ENDS
    Contact MAG at 01926 844 064 or [email protected]

    Notes for Editors

    Kim McGuinness’ press release can be found here:
    https://www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk/...ckle-reckless-riders-says-pcc-kim-mcguinness/
     
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    MAG calls on PCC candidates: pledge to tackle motorcycle theft.

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) is calling on candidates for Police
    and Crime Commissioner (PCC) roles to make a pledge to tackle motorcycle
    theft. MAG has contacted every PCC candidate for Hertfordshire and West
    Mercia following worrying revelations from Freedom of Information (FOI)
    requests.

    MAG has highlighted the positive effect that COVID has had on motorcycle
    theft in 2020. However, two particular police force areas appear to
    have bucked the trend in a big way.

    MAG is collating national figures by police force area. Hertfordshire
    Police’s FOI response to MAG showed a 50% increase from 134 to 201 in
    2020. This was closely followed by West Mercia’s response, which shows
    a 42% increase from 103 to 146.

    MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown, said:

    “We still have a few responses to come back, but Hertfordshire and West
    Mercia’s responses are sticking out like a sore thumb. Out of 34
    responses so far only three have shown an increase. When the national
    trend is significantly down we have to ask why Hertfordshire and West
    Mercia have such ominous increases.”

    MAG has written directly to all seven candidates for Hertfordshire and
    West Mercia. The request is that each candidate pledges to review
    motorcycle theft in their area and to work with MAG to tackle the issue.

    Colin said:

    “Naturally we would hope that all PCCs will commit to work with us on
    tackling motorcycle theft. The figures for Hertfordshire and West
    Mercia make them of particular concern. London remains the worst
    affected area by far, but we cannot ignore such worrying figures coming
    from these two force areas. We will publish any responses we receive
    from the candidates no later than Monday 3rd May so that voters can see
    where the candidates stand on this matter.”
     
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    MAG congratulates Bill Wiggin, new Chair of Parliamentary Motorcycle Group.

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) congratulates Bill Wiggin MP on his
    election as the new Chair of the All-party Parliamentary Motorcycle
    Group (APMG). MAG also thanks outgoing Chair Chris Law MP for his
    support over the last four years.

    At the Motorcycling APPG’s AGM on 29th April, Bill Wiggin MP was elected
    as the new Chair of the parliamentarians motorcycling group.

    Bill is an enthusiastic motorcyclist. In 2003 he introduced a bill to
    allow motorcycle access to bus lanes. His opening line was “As possibly
    the only Member of Parliament who motorcycles to work every day, I am
    one of more than 1 million motorcyclists in Britain who recognise the
    pleasure and convenience of filtering past the gridlocked traffic and
    steering clear of public transport.”

    MAG’s Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Lembit Opik, is a
    former MP and former chair of the Motorcycling APPG. Lembit said:

    “Bill was a very active member of the All Party Group when I was
    Chairman, and I emphatically applaud his promotion to the top job in the
    group. He is a truly frequent rider, using his machine as a commuting
    tool. This means Bill experiences what we all experience in terms of
    traffic, bad weather and the joy of riding. I’m really looking forward
    to teaming up with him again, because I know he’s going to be good for
    the All Party Group and great for British biking.”

    Bill Wiggin commented:

    “Having been a motorcyclist for more than quarter of a century, I have
    always seen the importance of motorcycles as a vital part of the mix of
    travel options in the UK. They’re economical, inexpensive and have a low
    carbon footprint. I hope to make sure that the Government takes biking
    into account as we create a sustainable transport regime. Working with
    riders and the industry, the future looks brighter for motorbikes and
    scooters. I look forward to the APPG integrating political understanding
    and priorities even more closely with biking.”

    One of Bill’s first acts as Chair was to give the APPG’s formal support
    to the Ride To Work Day campaign. This is a fitting start for an APPG
    Chair who rides his motorcycle to work.

    MAG has also thanked outgoing Chair, Chris Law MP. Lembit paid tribute
    to Chris Law saying:

    ‘Chris has been a tremendous advocate for motorcycling, earning the
    respect and gratitude of thousands of riders across the UK. His active
    contribution - and personal knowledge of biking as a world-travelled
    rider - means he has raised the profile of motorcycling inside and
    outside Parliament. Chris will always be welcomed at MAG events wherever
    he goes, as a part of the community he has done so much to represent.'

    Contact MAG at 01926 844 064 or [email protected]
     
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    MAG on track to turn hope into reality for motorcyclists.

    Continuing progress between the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) and the
    Department for Transport (DfT) shows that MAG is on track to turn hope
    into reality for motorcyclists. Roads Minister, Baroness Vere agrees
    that “there is more that the Department can do to provide direction and
    support for motorcycling.”

    MAG’s meeting with Roads Minister, Baroness Vere in January will have a
    lasting impact on the future of motorcycling in the UK. A recent letter
    has revealed the extent of the progress made. At the meeting, Baroness
    Vere asked MAG to create a list of riders’ top five priorities.

    In the letter, Baroness Vere admits that delivering on the priorities
    raises complex and challenging issues. The Minister states that MAG and
    the DfT will need to work together to better understand the specifics of
    each ask. She goes on to recognise the extensive contacts and influence
    that MAG has developed in various forums.
    The Minister concludes by saying:

    “I am pleased that MAG is taking such a collaborative approach and that,
    whilst work is still continuing on the consideration of your ‘top five
    priorities’, we have in place forums with the right expertise to not
    only address these concerns, but to explore what more the Government can
    do to support motorcycling.”

    MAG Chair, Selina Lavender, commented:

    “I am delighted by this further evidence that we are on track to deliver
    real results. Factors like the recent formation of the National
    Motorcyclists Council and MAG’s continued work mean that riders can hope
    for a brighter future. We are at the early stages of a complex and no
    doubt lengthy process, but we are undeniably moving motorcycling to
    where it needs to be - at the heart of transport policy.

    If you are not already a member, now is the time to join MAG. The work
    we do does not happen by chance and there are costs involved. More
    riders investing in MAG membership will help us to turn hope into
    reality on your behalf.”

    You can support MAG’s work and enjoy many member benefits by taking out
    full membership for just £27 per year. Join online at www.mag-uk.org or
    by contacting the office during normal office hours on 01926 844 064.
     
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