News

31-05-12 Fancy a short trip to France at a great price?
Fancy a short break to France? MAG Corporate members Brittany Ferries are doing a super cheap deal for bikes and cars.
 
31-05-12 New licensing plans in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland's Environment Minister Alex Attwood has tabled plans in the Northern Ireland Assembly that aim to radically overhaul driver licensing law. With mention of aiming for zero road casualties, the plans appear muddled and, when it comes to motorcycling, ill-conceived.
 
31-05-12 Totnes go non-slip!
Totnes is the latest town to embrace non-slip composite manhole covers to help reduce casualties and to make the town more motorcycle friendly.
 
28-05-12 Riders Are Voters in West Mids
Over 150 riders came to Alf England Motorcycles in Bedworth on Friday night, to meet the new West Midlands Liberal Democrat MEP Phil Bennion. The MAG organised event attracted every type of machine, from scooters to trikes.
 
25-05-12 RAV event at Alf England Motorcycles
In another MAG organised Riders Are Voters event, Philip Bennion MEP (Lib Dem) will be speaking to riders and taking questions at Alf England Motorcycles in Bedworth, tonight. Gathering from 7.30pm, the event starts at 8pm and you are welcome to ask him anything about the new EU Type Approval Regulation, the new bike licence laws or the legislative process within Europe for example. Philip Bennion is new to the post, having taken over from Liz Lynne who retired a couple of months ago, and due to MAG's letter writing campaign is only too aware of the new Regulation so is keen to meet riders and get up to speed on the subject.
 
24-05-12 Help Kill Spills in Derbyshire
Peak and District MAG have been negotiation with Derbyshire County Council for almost a year, but are now pleased to reveal that all council vehicles will be sporting MAG's 'Diesel Spills Kill' stickers.
 
24-05-12 EU Hands off Biking - a MAG demonstration 24th June 2012
Sunday June 24th 2012 should be a date for your diary. MAG is organising another day of action, similar to the one we held last September when over 40,000 riders took to the streets to highlight a raft of new legislation coming from Europe.
 
24-05-12 Get up to speed on new bike licence laws
From 19 January 2013 all countries within the E U will need to comply with the 3rd EU Driving Licence Directive (3DLD), which was passed in 2006. As a result trikes will move from car licence entitlement and in future will be covered by bike riding licences (depending on when you passed your test, see below).
 
22-05-12 Mainstream press reports bikes positively
It's great to see the Daily Telegraph reporting positively about motorcycle use and how bikes can improve the traffic situation for all road users.
 
22-05-12 Help save the Manx GP- sign the petition
Changes planned for the Isle of Man GP could have a really negative impact on the event. The proposed changes include shortening the two-week festival to 10 days, reducing the number of modern races, bringing in professional riders and moving the focus to classic racing.
 
22-05-12 Aberdare Park Road races team up with MAG
Fancy a bit of road racing? This year Aberdare Park races are offering to put 15% of ticket price into the MAG coffers if members want to attend the event. It's tight, it's twisty and almost in the town centre!
 
21-05-12 UK Government acknowledge there's no evidence for EU anti-modification proposals
In response to questions asked in the House of Commons last week by Steve Baker MP (Wycombe), the Secretary of State for Transport Norman Baker has acknowledged that the EU Commission has no evidence on which to base its anti-modification proposals.
 
18-05-12 Peterborough MAG work to reduce Diesel spills
Peterborough MAG have managed to expand MAG's Diesel Spills kill campaign. Enterprise Peterborough who manage the council vehicle fleet, have agreed to put MAG stickers on every vehicle, warning operators of the risk to bikers if they overfill the diesel tanks or fail to secure the caps.
 
17-05-12 EU Anti-tampering proposals change again
Changes are afoot in Europe, as they so often are, which makes it difficult to ensure information stays up to date. Meetings are on-going, both in the UK and in Brussels so we’ll try and bring you up to speed without sending you to sleep.
 
16-05-12 Riders being denied justice says Motorcycle Action Group
The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has added it's voice to the outcry over the case of motorcyclist Robert Whiteford, who has been refused compensation after his right leg was amputated when a lorry cut across a bend near Ely in April 2009.
 
11-05-12 On Yer Bike in Aylesbury host MEP meeting
Yesterday saw another MAG meeting with an MEP to discuss the impending EU motorcycle Type Approval Regulation. The legislation, which includes clauses that aim to restrict modifications to bikes and make ABS compulsory for everything from 50cc, is due to be voted on by the Euro Parliament on 3rd July.
 
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