News

31-07-12 Hein Gericke (UK) go bust
We've just heard that another titan of the British motorcycle industry has gone bust. Hein Gericke (UK), whose head office is in Harrogate, saw Moorfields Corporate Recovery move in as administrators yesterday.
 
31-07-12 EU Super-MoT proposals unveiled
For more than a year, MAG has been warning that the EU wanted to replace our current MoT test with something that could be more complex, more expensive and further restrict the riderís ability to modify their bike or trike.
 
27-07-12 Warm welcome to our new affiliate clubs
MAG is delighted to welcome 6 new motorcycle clubs who have recently affiliated.
 
24-07-12 Motorcycle Industry pulls together to fight theft
Recognising the effect that motorcycle crime is having on the motorcycle community, the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI), has launched an official security marking scheme called The MASTER* Security Scheme to be utilised by its motorcycle members. The launch today, at MAG corporate member's the ACE Cafe in London, was attended by MAG and all those involved in the scheme.
 
23-07-12 Olympic Route Network to ease congestion?
As everyone prepares for the Olympic celebrations to begin MAG wishes the organisers all the very best, especially with the task of keeping traffic flowing in our congested Capital city.
 
23-07-12 DSA demonstrate innovation
Given all the problems that motorcycling has endured lately as a result of the DSA interpretation and then implementation of the 2nd EU Driving Licence Directive, it's fantastic to see the DSA really pushing the boat out to make test availability convenient for all.
 
19-07-12 Advance notice of MAG downtime
We are having some Network set up work carried out in the MAG Central office on Monday 23rd July, between 2pm and 6pm. This may mean limited access to any MAG email accounts held by MAG Representatives and the MAG website, between these hours. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience which may be caused by this essential maintenance work.
 
18-07-12 Motorcycle casualties down again!
With the recent release of road casualty figures by the UK Department for Transport (DfT), motorcycling has again shown a decrease, this time by an excellent 10% to a total of 362 fatalities in the year 2010/11.
 
16-07-12 More last minute changes to Licencing
Just when we thought we knew what was happening with the new Licensing Laws, it looks like more change is afoot. At a meeting MAG had on Friday with the Dept for Transport (DfT), it transpires that the EU Commission has decided to further complicate the licensing laws which come in to effect on 19th January 2013.
 
16-07-12 DfT proposals for 40mph on rural roads
There has much talk recently about plans to introduce 40mph speed limits on the nation's rural roads, but the headline story may be masking the substance of the Department for Transport's proposals.
 
12-07-12 EU Periodic Technical Inspections rears it's head again..
MAG reported last February that EU Periodic Technical Inspections (PTI) for motorcycles seemed to have faded away. It is very rare indeed for over 18months to elapse between an EU public consultation closing and the subject to advance as a firm proposal from the Commission,
 
12-07-12 Book your tickets now for the North East's premier event - Stormin the Castle 2012.
In 2011 Stormin the Castle raised a staggering £50,000 for the Motorcycle Action Group. This year's event is looking to be even bigger than last year's with top bands, fantastic entertainment, Bike Show and a brilliant atmosphere.
 
12-07-12 Bikes, Bands & Booty - Venue Change
Due to the original venue closing at short notice, this event has now been moved and will take place at: Thomas Beecham Club, Dominion Way, Worthing, BN14 8PB. Sunday 15th July, 10am - 6pm.
 
10-07-12 Update on not guilty 'SMIDSY' verdict.
We understand that the item of news we reported about the death of motorcyclist David Blackburn has angered many of you and us included. MAG has been working on establishing all of the facts pertinent to this case.
 
10-07-12 Northern Ireland Consultation on Proposal for Mandatory Wearing of helmets on Quadricycles
The Northern Ireland Department of the Environment have released a public consultation document on the proposal to implement the mandatory wearing of helmets on quads.
 
05-07-12 Concern over 'SMIDSY' verdict.
A number of concerned MAG Members have been in touch with us after the following story emerged: 'A CAMBRIDGESHIRE motorist has walked free from court after he was cleared of causing the death of a Lincolnshire motorcyclist.
 
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