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04-06-2007 Now?s The Time? To get Active In National Motorcycle Week

Issued 4th June 2007

The Motor Cycle Industry Association is urging all riders, motorcycle groups, dealers and associated organisations to get active in National Motorcycle Week 2007.

The Motor Cycle Industry Association is encouraging people with and without motorcycle licences to think about the benefits of two wheels and join in the National Motorcycle Week (15th - 21st July) celebrations.

Now's The Time for non-riders to start riding and stop dreaming before new European legislation is introduced in 2008 that will make it more difficult and expensive to get a licence. CBT holders who are already enjoying the thrills and practicalities of two-wheels should also take the plunge.

Motorcycling can offer something for people of all ages and abilities, and there are some activities people can take part in without a full motorcycle licence. Enjoying motorcycling doesn't mean you even have to ride. Watching the professionals' race can be as exciting as actually taking part.

During National Motorcycle Week events will be taking place across the country and people can find out more about them by logging onto the MCIA's website www.mcia.co.uk and going to the National Motorcycle Week section.

An information pack and posters are available online for people who are interested in running an event.

What Can I Do In National Motorcycle Week?

Get A Licence - The first step to getting a licence is a CBT (compulsory basic training).

Contact your local trainer to book your test or find out more from the industry's fact sheet 'How to Get A Licence' in the public section of www.takeyourbiketestnow.com

Pillion Ride - If you've got friends, relatives or even work colleagues with a bike ask them to take you out for a spin. Ride to Work Day is on 18th July so why not see how many people at work can travel by bike.

Get Off-Road - There are lots of different off-road activities people can try from trials to speedway.

Find out more from the website www.rideoffroad.co.uk

Watch A Race - Germany is the location for the Moto GP race at the start of National Motorcycle Week on 15th July - so why not head on over to watch the race live or get a bunch of friends round to enjoy the thrills live on TV.

Samantha Tyson-Evans MCI's Press and PR Officer said, " National Motorcycle Week is a fun week for celebrating motorcycling and highlighting the many benefits associated with it. Now's the Time to start doing more on your bike, save money and time aswell as make new friends and enjoy more experiences.

"Hobbies, keeping fit, commuting and holidays are just some of the things bikes and scooters can be used for. Anyone who is fed up with traffic congestion or public transport should seriously think about getting on two wheels to get to work."

Ends 

An event and information pack and posters are available on the website www.mcia.co.uk in the National Motorcycle Week and Ride to Work Day section.

For further information contact Samantha at the MCI Press Office on Tel: 02476 408011 Mobile: 07769 681116, email samantha@mcia.co.uk . or MCI Director of Public Affairs Craig Carey-Clinch: 07979 757484 or craig@mcia-pa.com

Further press releases and statistics can be viewed at the MCIs website www.mcia.co.uk 

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