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Over 100,000 bike fans enjoy an action-packed Motorcycle Live

Motorcycle Live 2017 drew to a close yesterday after a nine-day stint at The NEC, Birmingham, where 107,072 bike fans enjoyed what many have hailed the most interactive, entertaining and action-packed event in the show's history. 

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MCIA staff attend awards to identify this year's most innovative road safety projects


Staff from the Motorcycle Industry Association attended the Prince Michael Awards in London today, where the world's best road safety initiatives are recognised each year.

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Black Horse stage is venue for this year's Annual General Meeting and Conference

This year, the Motorcycle Industry Association’s AGM and Annual Conference will take place on the Black Horse stage inside the Motorcycle Live show halls, which is a perfect backdrop for this important opportunity to catch up with the work of the association.
 
 

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New figures show that MASTER protected motorcycles are 6 times less likely to be stolen!

Recent analysis of theft data for new motorcycles sold in 2017, shows there is a huge difference between machines which are marked with the MASTER Security Scheme, compared to those which are not.  New MASTER protected bikes are six time less likely to be stolen.
 
 

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MCIA anticipates another good year for motorcycling

Happy New Year from all at the MCIA!

We are optimistic that new sales will continue to climb during 2016 and predict circa 124,000 new registrations for the year.

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PRESS STATEMENT: eMCI urges OLEV to include powered two-wheelers in £500 million support package

The Alternative Powered Motorcycle Industry Association (eMCI) is disappointed that support for electric motorcycles is not more explicit in an initial packet of measures announced this week by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). 
 

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A year worth celebrating

2015 saw a 12% increase in new registrations and the highest number of sales of 'commuter sized bikes' for 30 years.

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More 'commuter' motorcycles sold during 2015 than for the past 30 years

Figures to be released today will show that more ‘commuter sized’ motorcycles and scooters were sold during 2015 than for any other year since comparative records began in 1983.

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New motorcycle registrations up again

2016 has got off to a flying start, with new registrations for motorcycles up 17% and scooters up 16.5% compared to the same time last year.

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Electric bicycles and mopeds: there are no 'grey areas'

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) and the Bicycle Association of Great Britain (BA) have issued a joint statement today voicing their concern that some sellers are unaware of (or ignoring) the rules surrounding high powered electric bicycles.

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ACEM to host conference on motorcycle safety

A conference calling for increased cooperation between motorcycle manufacturers, policy makers and other key stakeholders will take place next month in Brussels.

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MCIAC accredited school is short-listed for exceptional customer service

MCIAC accredited motorcycle training school 1st Gear has been nominated for an award in recognition of its excellent customer service.

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Electric bicycle, moped or motorcycle? Can you tell your e-bike from your elbow?

Just because it looks like a bicycle.....

Dave Luscombe is the MCIA's campaign manager for alternatively powered motorcycles and mopeds. He has been working with the Bicycle Association of Great Britain to simplify the terminology used around e-bikes, so that customers and dealers don't fall foul of the law!

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Cambridgeshire Police support Ride to Work Week

Cambridgeshire Police BikeSafe team is running a police escorted ride out on Monday 20th June, as part of Ride to Work Week (20th to 26th June).

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3 major motorcycle insurers to offer free cover during Ride to Work Week

Motorcycle customers who insure with Carole Nash, Ageas and ERS are to be offered free commuter cover during national UK Ride to Work Week, which is on between June 20th and 26th.

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Aged 15 or over? Try a motorcycle in Northamptonshire FOR FREE during

During Ride to Work Week there are FREE Get On sessions available all week

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It's tea all round at the MCIA biker breakfast

Despite a bit of a wet start to the day in the Midlands, staff at MCIA HQ in Coventry were undeterred by the weather and determined to enjoy their bacon rolls and tea outdoors on the first day of Ride to Work Week.

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Launch of Buy With Confidence Scheme

The MCI launched its Buy With Confidence Scheme on 1st April 2012.

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Next MCI Breakfast Meeting - 12th June

Members are invited to join us for the next MCI breakfast meeting which will take place on 12th June at the NEC in Birmingham.

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MCI Newsletter May

The MCI has released its May Newsletter in a new web based format.

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Ride to Work Day 2012 a big success!

This year's International Ride to Work day event saw a huge surge in support with the industry coming out in force to promote the benefits of commuting on two wheels.  

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"More time, more fun" new Ride to Work Day video launched

Have you seen the Ride to Work Day video “More time more fun”? 

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Motorcycle Off-Road Experience Days

The MCI has announced two “Motorcycle Off-Road Experience” days which have been organised with members of it’s Off-Road Group.  The objective is to create more awareness of the fun and numerous benefits that the sport provides and encourage more people to participate.  

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MCI Welcomes New Members

MCI is pleased to announce a number of new companies coming into membership recently, these include Armitt Leisure, distributors of AJP motorcycles and long established Spanish manufacturer, Rieju

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Motorcycle Off-Road Experience Day, 11th July, Postponed

The MCI Off-Road Experience day for members of the press that was due to take place on Wednesday 11th July has had to be cancelled due to excessive rainfall which has made the ground unfit for purpose.

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Changes to Rules for Motorcycle Test Vehicles (MTV's)

The European Union Commission is to introduce new rules for motorcycles that can be used on test. They are due to come into effect at the end of 2013.

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Launch of MCI MASTER Security Scheme

Recognising the effect that motorcycle crime is having on the motorcycle community, MCI launched an official security marking scheme called The MASTER Security Scheme which will be utilised by its motorcycle members.

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100 people given the chance to experience off-road riding

Members of the MCI are holding a ‘Motorcycle Off-Road Experience’ day for 100 members of the public on Saturday 15th September.  The event follows on from a Media Day, which will be held the day before, on 14th September.  Both will be held at the Enduroland venue in Adstone, Northampton.

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Motorcycle Off-Road Experience - places snapped up!

Motorcycle Off-Road Experience event registration opened today, giving members of the public the chance to try off-road sport for free; and the response was overwhelming - 100 places went as soon as registration went live at 9am.

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Motorcycle Live 2012

Motorcycle Live 2012 is once again gearing up to be a fantastic industry showcase of bikes, kit, entertainment, chances to ride and accessories. With a great line up of exhibitors already confirmed the show is now 70% sold with remaining space being sold pretty quickly.

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MCI awarded DfT grant to build national Wheels to Work scheme

The MCI has been awarded a grant of £50,000 to facilitate the building of a national network for Wheels to Work (W2W). 

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Response to Off-Road Experience Days overwhelming

When the MCI Off-Road Group decided to pool resources to put on a media and public day to showcase off-road sport, no one could have predicted the incredible glow that the both days generated. 

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Advice from HMRC re PAYE returns from April 2013

HMRC is introducing Real Time Information (RTI) for PAYE from April 2013. The vast majority of employers are required to start submitting PAYE returns in real time in April 2013 and all employers will be routinely reporting PAYE information in real time by October 2013.

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MCI Industry Social Evening, 26th November

90 people have already confirmed their attendance at a MCI social evening - to be held near the NEC on 26th November, when most of the industry will be at Motorcycle Live.

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MCI and Transport Minister in talks

Motorcycling has the potential to get Britain back to work and ease congestion. That’s the message Steve Kenward is sharing with the newly appointed Transport Minister Stephen Hammond today, as they discuss the case for motorcycling.

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MCI to meet Transport Minister to discuss electric PTWs and Wheels to Work

The contribution motorcycling can make to sustainable transport will be on the agenda this week when Steve Kenward meets Transport Minister Norman Baker. As a minister with responsibility for local and regional transport, the MCI will be particularly keen to explain how electric motorcycles and the eMCI can help reach ‘green’ targets.

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Zero join MASTER Scheme

Zero, the electric motorcycle manufacturer today announced it is joining BMW, Honda, Kawasaki, Triumph, Suzuki and Yamaha in signing up the MASTER Security Scheme – the UK’s only official and national anti-theft programme.  Zero will be fitting it to all new bikes.

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90% of respondents recommend joining the MCI

This year’s member satisfaction survey is one of the best ever, with an overwhelming number of respondents willing to recommend the MCI to others.  This figure was 100 % for service providers, up from 86 % for the same time last year.

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New licencing rules - made simple

Get On and the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) have produced a clear guide to gaining a motorcycle licence under new European rules, due to be implemented from January 19th.

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Sponsors from the motorcycle industry wanted for health awareness campaign

BBC Scotland’s Adventure Show presenter Duncan McCallum is looking for sponsors for a venture that combines adventure motorcycling with encouraging early detection of cancer.

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Annual Conference highlights how MCI is tackling the big issues facing the industry

The problem of motorcycle theft, the effect of new legislation and how members can prevent losing out to less well supported product were all on the agenda at this year’s Annual Member Conference – or more specifically what the MCI is doing about these issues.

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MCI receives Award from BEN

The MCI was delighted to receive an unexpected award ‘in appreciation of outstanding support’ from BEN, the UK’s charity for the automotive industry.

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Warning to other members to look out for Trade Mark Catalogue scam

Members are warning others about a scam invoice purporting to come from an ‘International’ trade mark catalogue.  The invoice, which comes via e-mail, directs payment to a PO Box in Prague. 

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MCI takes part in roads policing debate

The MCI’s public affairs consultant Craig Carey-Clinch represented the motorcycle industry yesterday at a police forum in Oxford.

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Happy Christmas! MCI office reopens 2nd January

As we close for the holiday season, all the team at the MCI thank our members for their support in the past year and wish them a very happy Christmas!

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2012 statistical 'Pocket Guide' released

The MCI statistics department has released an interesting and useful ‘Pocket Guide’ which includes annual statistics on motorcycle and moped sales (by cc and style), annual information on the motorcycle parc (2002-2011) and production, import and export data.

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Data from MCI contact centre facilitates new motorcyclist case study

It is now possible to track new motorcyclists from their initial free ride with Get On to a subsequent purchase or training, through data collected from the MCI’s new Contact Centre.

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Younger age group most open to PTW's

This is one of a number of findings from the latest report on motorcycles and scooters, produced by Mintel, a leading market research company.  22% of young adults (age 17 - 21) who had never owned a motorcycle said they would consider doing so. The same age group were less likely to see motorcycling as dangerous, which the report suggests may be down to industry initiatives such as Get On.

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Motorcycle Live ends on a high

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MCI to investigate French authorities prohibitive attitude to motorcycle clothing imports

Some members of the MCI who import clothing to France have been experiencing difficulties with the French authorities, who are demanding compliance to a particular standard that has yet to be approved.  As a consequence, some have had to leave the French market with their brands.
 

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MCI consultant wins award for service to industry

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MCI launches Manufacturing Project

A project which aims to give a voice to the UK’s motorcycle manufacturing industry has been launched by the MCI.  

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MCI to publish information about motorcycle compatibility with E10 fuel

The MCI is gathering information from its members on the compatibility of their models with E10 fuel, due to be introduced into some petrol stations early this year.

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Motorcycles are the solution. Now what's the problem?

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Advice for industry to use their MP

Steve Baker MP, who is Chair of the All Party Group for Motorcycling, gave some sound advice about how members might mobilise MPs to get involved in issues affecting motorcycling, when he attended a recent meeting of the MCI Off-Road group.

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Who are the happiest commuters?

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Come and meet MCI at Expo 2013

The MCI is once again sponsoring the Exhibitor’s lounge at this year’s Motorcycle Trade Expo 2013, and this is where MCI staff will be situated throughout the show, available to talk through a range of industry issues and topics.

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'Chance of a lifetime' to bring motorsport to UK roads

The government is seeking views on a proposal to permit motor sports events to be held on public roads.

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DVLA Regional Office Closures

MCI continues its consultation with the DVLA regarding the closure of its regional offices.

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New accredited qualifications for the motorcycle training industry

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Opportunity to support National BikeSafe Events

MCI members are asked to get involved in National BikeSafe Events – a chance to showcase bikes, products and services while demonstrating social responsibility.

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BEN Ball 2014 - book this month for 10% discount

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Date announced for the introduction of smaller A2 test vehicles

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Motorcycling Matters

ACEM, the Association which represents the motorcycle industry in Europe has produced a film which acknowledges the role of powered two wheelers.

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Action plan launched to cut accidents for motorcyclists in London

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Two government departments that deal with vehicles are merging today

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ZingBikes are latest to join MASTER Security Scheme

ZingBikes are the latest members of the Motorcycle Industry Association to announce they are joining the MASTER Security Scheme – in the fight against motorcycle theft.

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Industry insight shared by MCI members

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MCI applaud cut in cost to theory test

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400 people get the chance to try off-road riding for the first time

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MCI asks members to let the press office know about local congestion stories

The London Standard printed a letter this week sent by the MCI, highlighting some core messages around motorcycling.

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Are you up to speed with new regulations for businesses that sell products on finance?

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Motorcycles should be part of 'cycle city' vision

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'Less hating and more loving those on bikes’ – say Hello Magazine.

Motorcycle communities have an unlikely ally in the online version of celebrity magazine Hello this month, with a feature inspired by the newly formed Wheels to Work Association.

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Women only session at Motorcycle Off-Road Experience

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Calling MCI golfers

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MCI backs safer roads campaign for Scotland

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Women's spaces available at MORE

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David Cameron praises Wheels to Work as part of the government’s ‘Big Society’

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Wheels 2 Work scheme – the first ever of its kind in the country - has been recognised with a Prime Minister’s ‘Big Society’ award. 

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MCI puts forward the case for motorcycling at major manufacturing summit

The MCI has been invited to take part in the third annual Manufacturing Summit, which brings government and industry leaders together to debate the future of manufacturing in the UK.

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Steve McQueen Triumph donated for Comic Relief

Comedian and actor Rufus Hound is donating his beautiful limited edition Steve McQueen Triumph Bonneville motorcycle for comic relief! (pictured)

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Consultation: safety defects and recalls in the vehicle aftermarket

VOSA are looking at revising the Code of Practice on safety defects and recalls in the vehicle aftermarket.

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MCI help elect new president of ACEM

Steve Kenward and Craig Carey-Clinch represented the MCI this week at the ACEM General Assembly in Amsterdam.

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Futuristic looking electric bikes needed for major feature film.

The MCI has been contacted by the film makers Marvel, who are looking for electric bikes with a ‘futuristic’ look to use in a major feature film.  This will be shot in England in an imaginary 2045.

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Please support Ride to Work Day, 17th June

Once again MCI will be taking every opportunity provided by Ride to Work Day to raise the profile of Motorcycling in the UK and particularly the great benefits to all concerned by commuting on a motorcycle or scooter.

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Motorcycle Off Road Experience opportunities announced

Members of the MCI’s off-road group are repeating and expanding last year’s successful ‘try out’ event -increasing the number of public days from 1 to 4 and the number of places available from 100 to 400!

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'City challenge' proposed for congested cities

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Wheels to Work Association - Scooter and Moped Insurance request for 'Expression of Interest'

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MASTER tagged bikes are 4 times less likely to be stolen

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Are you a motorcycle expert?

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New registrations for July up 11%

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16 year olds urged to look at careers in the motor industry

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MCI argue more motorcycles will reduce casualties at motorcycle safety conference

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MCIA puts motorcycles on the safety agenda

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Skill is the new thrill!

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Paper tax discs no longer needed

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Motorcycles are the fleet vehicles of the future

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MCIA supports IMI call to license technicians

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) supports the Institute of the Motor Industry’s call for licensing of the retail motor trade, as new research reveals that 70% believe it already exists.

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MCI member breakfast meeting - 21st May

The next breakfast meeting for MCI members takes place on Tuesday 21st May.

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Think!

The MCI’s Motorcycle Safety Forum was part of the group which advised the government on its latest Think! campaign: ‘stay in control’.

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BikeSafe London celebrates 10 years of improving rider safety

BikeSafe-London give even more reason to take a workshop, as it celebrates ten years of improving rider safety.

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Funding towards electric bike manufacture in West Midlands

Funding of up to £30,000 is available to companies working towards the manufacture of electric motorcycles in the West Midlands.

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New Finance Provider joins the MCI

Santander Consumer Finance is the latest financial provider to join the MCI.

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Score for BEN in 5-a-side football competition!

Football playing MCI members are invited to take a team to a 5-a-side football tournament next month, organised by the automotive industry charity - Ben.

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BIS offers funding to counter cyber attacks

BIS offers funding to counter cyber attacks, which cost SMEs up to 6% of turnover each year

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Get On provide a 'practical' lesson at Bennetts bike school

Motorcycle insurance specialist Bennetts welcomed both Get On and Steve Kenward, CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Association, as part of a programme of industry talks and events designed to enhance employee knowledge.

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Exclusive price for the Dirt Bike show for those who register for the Motorcycle Off-Road Experience

Anyone who registers for the Motorcycle Off-Road Experience (MORE) from 16th May, regardless of whether they secure one of the 400 sessions, will be sent a link via email to a hidden page, allowing them to buy up to two discounted tickets for the International Dirt Bike show.

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Loan of bike needed for life saving volunteers

A volunteer group, which helps the NHS by transporting life saving medical care, needs an additional motorcycle, to expand its services.

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eMCI Member Wins Scooter of the Year

eMCI member Vectrix has had one of its models named European “e-Scooter of the Year” for the third year in a row.

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A date for your Motorcycle Live diary

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MCIA ask for member's feedback

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Motorcycle Live attendance up 10%

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Wheels to Work Conference - opportunity to display product

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New motorcycle registrations up again

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Police and Motorcycle Industry launch policy framework calling for increased & safer motorcycle use

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Seasons greetings from MCIA

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Carole Nash to fund motorcycle training businesses to take new MCIAC Award

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MCIA supports National Pothole Day

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MCIA member GEFCO, makes sure its fleet drivers 'think bikes' at all times.

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Carole Nash invest in motorcycle training industry

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MCIA events at Silverstone, 11th February 2015

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Have your say about the motorcycle industry

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Last few places on industry Induction Day available

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Plug in grant extended to motorcycles

Electric motorcycles and scooters will now qualify for Government subsidy, under plans announced by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

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Dates and venue announced for this Motorcycle Off-Road Experience 2015

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Still time to apply for funding to help develop electric vehicles

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Most popular European destinations for motorcyclists revealed

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Involved in the motorsport business? Get financial help to attend trade shows

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MCIA supports call to limit on-board tech in cars

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What are you doing for Ride to Work Week?

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Tour news for Harley-Davidson's Project LiveWire

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Are you riding to work?

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Do you offer 'celebrity service'? Find out at MCIA breakfast meeting

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Report from Ride to Work Week

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Members - have you registered for the Two Wheel Data Centre?

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Industry help London police crack down on motorcycle crime

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Calling all those in the motorcycling training industry

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Help spread the word about Get On on the road

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Women bikers to break world record

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Try a motorcycle for free in Farnborough this Sunday 13th September

People living in the Farnborough area can try a motorcycle for free this Sunday at their local driving test centre.

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Karen Cole's work recognised with third award nomination in a year

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Wheels to Work Schemes - ITT for Oils and Lubricants

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Off-road sport boosts local economies

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Are you coming to the MCIA social evening?

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Catch up with the MCIA's column in Trader Magazine

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Affordable transport for workers must be covered in spending review

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MCIA social evening is

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Annual conference

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MCIA Christmas closure

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Motorcycle Industry Association reaction to Brexit

Brexit is, for the UK, the most significant event in its recent history.  In a world where political, social and business alliances are increasingly via ‘blocs’, the UK has presented itself with new

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Brexit on the menu at MCIA breakfast meeting

The impact of Brexit and the actions required by the MCIA will be subject for discussion at the MCIA’s breakfast meeting to be held on July 13th.

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Free motorcycle experience in Gateshead this Saturday, 6th August

Anyone aged 15 or over can try a motorcycle for free at the Gateshead multi-purpose test centre on Saturday 6th August, courtesy of Get On.

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£30 subsidy for all ATBs attending AIRSO National Motorcycle Safety Conference

MCIA is offering a £30 subsidy for any ATB which wants to attend the Motorcycle Safety Conference, being held in Leicestershire on 31st August.

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Latest news from Get On

Uxbridge in West London is the next stop off for the national Get On tour, which is taking its free ride opportunities to several multi-purpose test centres and events across the UK this summer and autumn.

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Brexit group for Motorcycle Industry is launched

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) is continuing its response to Brexit by forming a working group for members and through developing an open forum website for the whole industry.

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MCIA public affairs team latest

Chris Hodder, who is part of the MCIA public affairs team, is representing the Association at a seminar on air quality today in London.

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Get On helps Northampton commuters make the switch

People living or working in Northampton will take the first step towards finding a more efficient and less expensive way of getting to work today (Thursday 22nd September), when Get On brings its free ride experience to town.

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MCIA responds to DfIT Brexit questions

The MCIA has responded to a request from the Department for International Trade (DfIT), for initial high level comments on four specific questions relating to the industry’s requirements from Brexit.

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Advanced rider charity at Motorcycle Live

Road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has announced today it will be exhibiting at this year’s Motorcycle Live, after an absence of five years.

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Most popular bikes by brand and size

MCIA new registration statistics show that Yamaha sold more new bikes than any other brand during July and interestingly Yamaha hit the top spot for insurance quotes for new bikes a few months earlier, during April, May and June, according to the Quarter 2 (Q2) report from the Two Wheel Data Centre.

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Bikes are the business for company directors

Quotes for those describing themselves as ‘company directors’ has increased for both new and used bikes; up 32.2% for new bikes and 9.7% for used, according to the latest stats from the Two Wheel Data Centre. 

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What is the average age of bikers?

Though many industry commentators claim bikers are an ageing demographic, a slightly different story emerges from examining the age profile of riders seeking insurance during April, June and July of this year.
 

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MCIA to attend Biker Down Conference

MCIA’s Safety Manager Jenny Luckman will join delegates at the 2016 Biker Down Conference tomorrow (Friday October 7th), to hear how road safety professionals can best deliver Biker Down courses across the UK.

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Plug in grant for electric motorcycles now official

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) is pleased to announce that the public will soon be able to enjoy a subsidy for electric motorcycles and scooters, which has so far only been available for four wheel vehicles.

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MCIA supports Hats on 4 Ben

The automotive charity Ben is inviting the industry to take part in its first ever national fundraising day to raise money and awareness to tackle mental health issues.

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Wheels to Work ITT - Supply of Tyres

Wheels to Work Schemes provide transport, typically scooters and mopeds, enabling people to access employment or education opportunities that would otherwise be unobtainable.  There are currently 38 schemes operating in the UK, with a potential target figure of 60.  Ultimately, each scheme could be expected to be operating an average of 60 scooters.

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MCIA staff support mental health charity campaign

MCIA staff took part in automotive charity BEN’s first national campaign today by wearing hats to work.

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Ride to Work Week - one month to go

Members have been sent a PR guide to help them plan events for this year's Ride to Work Week, which is 19th to 25th June 2017.

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Hands off our bikes! City centre motorcycle and scooter commuters send a clear message to thieves in Birmingham

Following an increase in the theft of powered two wheelers (PTWs) from Birmingham City Centre during the early part of the summer, a 'lock it or lose it' campaign is proving to be working.

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New CEO for MCIA announced

Tony Campbell is to become Chief Executive Officer of the Motorcycle Industry Association from September 2017.

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Help spread the word about Get On events

All those working in the industry are being asked to help publicise Get On road show events, which are being delivered at events, dealerships and  multi-purpose test centres across the UK.

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New appointees for MCIA Board and SMGs

Results are now in for the MCIA’s biennial elections.  Voting took place to appoint a Chair and Vice Chair for each Special Member Group (SMG) for the period April 2017 to March 2019 and one for the Off-Road Special Interest Group.

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'Far sighted' road safety day gives pupils the chance to try a car and motorcycle

Students in Northamptonshire begin a three day road safety event today, which includes the opportunity to ride a motorcycle and drive a car for the first time in their school grounds.

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First UK customer to benefit from 'plug in' grant for e-motorcycles takes to the road today

The first electric motorcycle to be bought with the new ‘plug in’ subsidy will be on the road from today (March 1st).

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MCIA reach final Brexit position

Following a Member consultation on the provisional MCIA Brexit position released in January, a ‘final’ version which has been developed with consideration given to the responses received and the latest Brexit developments.
 

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Jenny Luckman highlights the 'motorcycling opportunity'

MCIA, Police Chiefs and Highways England recently launched a joint whitepaper to identify what needs to happen to make roads safer for riders, which includes unlocking the benefits that motorcycling can offer to reduce congestion.
 

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Funding on the agenda at Wheels to Work Conference

The Wheels to Work Association national conference is taking place today in London.

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MCIA establishes provisional Brexit position

Following three MCIA Brexit Special Member Group meetings, the Association has established a provisional position.  MCIA believes that if this is achieved, the Motorcycle sector in the UK would be in the best possible position in a post Brexit world. Before committing to this position publicly the MCIA is consulting with members.
 

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Industry has opportunity to influence new rules for testing and training

The motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) urges all those involved in the motorcycle industry to complete a DVSA consultation on testing and training, before the deadline on February 17th.

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MCIA board member Dean Clements wins award

MCIA board member Dean Clements, was recognised for 'services to the motorcycle industry' at this year's British Dealer News Awards.
 

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Wheels to Work Association - ITT for Clothing and Accessories

Wheels to Work Association - Procurement Programme - Opportunity to Tender for the Supply of Motorcycle Clothing and Accessories.

 

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2016 motorcycle and scooter sales are up

Total registrations for new motorcycles, scooters and mopeds rose by 11.7% during 2016. A total of 128,644 new machines were registered between January and December, compared to 115,121 for 2015.

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Four major motorcycle insurers to offer free commuter cover during Ride to Work Week

Motorcycle insurers Ageas, Bennetts, Bikesure* and Carole Nash are all offering free commuter cover to leisure riders, so that they can ride to work during national Ride to Work Week from Monday 19th June to Friday 23rd June.
 

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Get On goes to Donington, Saturday 17th December

Want a break from Christmas shopping this weekend?  Try a motorcycle for free instead, courtesy of Get On, which comes to Donington Park this Saturday 17th December.

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Steve Kenward wins industry award

MCIA is delighted to add its congratulations to CEO Steve Kenward, whose contribution to the motorcycle industry has been recognised with the Motorcycle Trader Industry Award for 2017.
 

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Attendance up for Motorcycle Live 2016

A total of 113,172 motorcycling fans visited Motorcycle Live 2016, between Friday 19th and Sunday 27th November, which represented a rise of 2.4% compared to 2015.
 

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Parliamentary launch for whitepaper to make roads safer for motorcyclists

A whitepaper which sets out how motorcycles can help reduce congestion and what needs to be done to make roads safer for riders will be launched today (Wednesday 23rd November) at a parliamentary reception.
 

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Roads to become safer for motorcyclists

Highways England, the company responsible for running over 4000 miles of England’s motorways and major trunk roads, is to become the third partner in a landmark collaboration to improve motorcycle rider safety.

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MCIA social evening at new venue

MCIA members are reminded that November's social evening will take place at a new venue Strawberry Bank hotel and restaurant in Meriden. 

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Meet senior MCI staff at EXPO 2014

The MCI is sponsoring the exhibitor’s lounge again at Motorcycle Trade EXPO, which takes place in the New Year at the NEC. 

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His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge to visit Motorcycle Live

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DSA and VOSA combine to form one agency

A new agency with responsibility for maintaining vehicle standards, which include motorcycles has been launched today (28 November 2013) as the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

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MCI social evening looks set to become a regular fixture

The MCI social evening was well attended last night with members, their guests and prospective new members joining CEO Steve Kenward and his team for an informal get together.

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Report from MCI/ACPO Road Safety Conference

Background to the conference A closed conference of invited road safety and transport policy influencers took place on Monday 11th at the Department for Transport Offices (DfT) in London.

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MCI Induction Days scheduled for 2014/15

A number of members have been taking advantage of the latest member benefit - free MCI induction days for staff. 

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MCI attend parliamentary launch of a report identifying Britain’s most dangerous roads.

Craig Carey-Clinch will represent the MCI at Westminster today when he attends the launch of a report which highlights which of the UK’s ‘A’ roads have the best safety records.

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Register for Member Conference now

Existing and prospective members have the chance to find out what the MCI has achieved over the past twelve months at this year’s AGM and Member Conference.

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Use Small Business Saturday to promote your business

A day devoted to celebrating small businesses will take place on Saturday 7th December.

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Booking is now open for MCI social

Following the success of last year’s MCI social evening, during Motorcycle Live week – another will be held on Monday 25th November.

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Could your business benefit from a £1 million funding boost?

Members have until December 9th to apply for a share of £300 million, allocated to projects likely to increase jobs and investment in the UK and should find out about their entitlement to it as soon as possible.

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National Motorcycle Safety Conference announced

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BikeSafe stalwart gets major recognition from colleagues across the UK

Sergeant Paul Mostyn, the officer responsible for starting BikeSafe London, has received a commendation for his ‘outstanding contribution to motorcycle safety’. 

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MCI joins other EU countries to raise the profile of motorcycling in Europe

Motorcycle Trade Associations from across Europe and motorcycle manufacturers will be meeting tomorrow (26th September) to discuss initiatives to gain recognition of motorcycling in European transport policy. 

 

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MCI get closer to winning recognition for PTWs in a low carbon future

Talks to include motorcycling within plans for a low carbon future moved forwards this week, when Craig Carey-Clinch, supported by Dave Luscombe, represented the MCI at a meeting with staff from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) in London.

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Special Member Group Update

The first of a number of special member group meetings started last week with the eMCI and continued today with the Service Providers Group (pictured).

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Westfield Shopping Centre Stratford is venue for Get On Roadshow

The Motorcycle Industry’s national Get On campaign is bringing its Free Ride Road Show to Westfield Stratford over the bank holiday weekend – between Thursday 22nd and Monday 26th August.

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Heather Greenwood steps down as Chair of the MCITA

After an extended period as Chair of the MCITA, Heather Greenwood has vacated the position and will hand the baton on to a newly elected Chair, yet to be appointed.
 

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W2WA Procurement Programme - Invitation to Tender

Wheels to Work Association is inviting Invitations to Tender for its procurement programme.  This first procurement stage is  related to associated hardware and not machines or services e.g. insurance or finance.
 

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Opportunity to give your opinions on apprenticeship funding reform

The Government is looking for the views of employers with regard to how funding for apprenticeships should be administrated.

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MCI meet Transport Minister to talk motorcycle safety

The MCI’s Steve Kenward, Karen Cole and Craig Carey-Clinch, together with Deputy Chief Constable David Griffin, the motorcycle lead for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) met with Transport Minister Stephen Hammond yesterday, to outline the need for a national motorcycle safety framework.

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MCI launch 'Industry Induction Days'

The motorcycle industry can seem like a foreign world to those who have never encountered it before. There’s a vast array of choice and type, not to mention the ever changing legislative framework which permeates many different branches of the industry.

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MCI meetings and events scheduled

The MCI has released its meeting schedule to April 2015, to give members plenty of notice about Special Member Group meetings and events in the pipeline.
 

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There’s still time to get involved in National BEN week

BEN – the automotive industry charity – will be celebrating its 108th birthday with ‘National BEN week’. This is a week-long fundraising extravaganza – and it’s not too late to take part.

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MCI members encourage more staff onto bikes for Ride to Work Day

This year’s Ride to Work Day was a great success for MCI members, who used the date as a focus to highlight the benefits of commuting via a motorcycle or scooter.

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Motorcycle Off-Road events a huge success

A huge buzz and feel good factor was created by the 2013 Motorcycle Off-Road Experience events held between 13th-16th June at Brake Hill Farm in Brigstock, near Kettering.
 

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MCI offering free biker breakfasts as part of its National Ride to Work Day initiative

Today (17 June)  is National Ride to Work Day; a day devoted to getting bikers to use their motorcycles to commute on, instead of just riding for leisure.
 

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Still time to join other motorcyclists to pay respects to British war dead

Up to 10,000 motorcyclists will be taking part in a ride to commemorate servicemen and women who have lost their lives in conflict and to thank the towns that have played a part in honouring them.

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Report from MCI May Breakfast Meeting

One of the perks of MCI membership is the opportunity to attend social and networking events, with MCI breakfast meetings becoming increasingly popular.  Attendance at last month's meeting was the best ever.  Around 50 members and invited guests enjoyed breakfast and a tour of facilities at Silverstone’s new state of the art events conference and exhibition facility, known as ‘the Wing’.

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Zero technology tested by sci-fi celebrities

Two cast members from the cult show Red Dwarf will be putting the 2013 Zero motorcycle range through its paces for a show which looks at the practicalities of using electric vehicles.

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News from the Wheels to Work Association

The MCI backed Wheels to Work Association (W2WA) is delighted to hear that the Derbyshire Wheels to Work Scheme has been awarded a grant of nearly half a million pounds.

 

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Press Release: Get On fixes road show dates for free 'try out' sessions

This years dates for 2017 Get On road show events have been announced.  

There are over 40 dates across the UK, with the next one due to be held in Erith, in the London Borough of Bexley on the 11th and 12th of March.  
 

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Press Release: Industry has opportunity to influence new rules for testing and training

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) urges all those involved in the motorcycle industry to complete a DVSA consultation on testing and training, before the deadline on February 17th.
 

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Press Release: Motorcycle and scooter sales up for 2016

Total registrations for new motorcycles, scooters and mopeds rose by 11.7% during 2016. A total of 128,644 new machines were registered between January and December, compared to 115,121 for 2015.

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Press Release: MCIA involvement with highlighting Vnuk and its effect on motorsport

See below for additional information on the background to lobbying by the MCIA and UK motorsport bodies. 

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Press Release: British motorsport could end due to EU ruling

Joint statement from the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), the Amateur Motor Cycle Association (AMCA) and the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU)  

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Press Release: Attendance at Motorcycle Live is up

Motorcycle Live 2016 came to a close on Sunday evening after nine spectacular days at the NEC in Birmingham, where 43 of the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers displayed their new models as visitors were further entertained with interactive features and opportunities to ride.

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Press Release: Roads to become safer for motorcyclists through new partnership

Highways England, the company responsible for running over 4000 miles of England’s motorways and major trunk roads, is to become the third partner in a landmark collaboration to improve motorcycle rider safety.
 

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Press Release: Plug in grant for electric motorcycles now official

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) is pleased to announce that the public will soon be able to enjoy a subsidy for electric motorcycles and scooters, which has so far only been available for four wheel vehicles.
 

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Press Release: £30 subsidy for all ATBs to attend this year's AIRSO Motorcycle Safety Conference

MCIA is offering a £30 subsidy for any ATB which wants to attend the Motorcycle Safety Conference, being held in Leicestershire at the end of this month.
 

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Press Release: Try a motorcycle for free at the annual BikeSafe show

Get On, the motorcycle industry’s free ‘try out’ programme is coming to this year’s national BikeSafe Show and Track Experience at Rockingham Speedway Circuit on Saturday July 16th.

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Press Release: Motorcycle Industry Association reaction to Brexit

Brexit is, for the UK, the most significant event in its recent history.  In a world where political, social and business alliances are increasingly via ‘blocs’, the UK has presented itself with new opportunities.
 

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Press Release: Look out for riders during National Ride to Work Week

Motorists are reminded that this week is national Ride to Work Week (20th to 26th June), which means the number of regular motorcycle and scooter commuters on the roads across the UK is likely to swell.
 

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Press Release: Northamptonshire County Council is first in the UK to pursue modal shift towards motorcycles

Ride to Work Week (20th to 26th June) highlights the benefits of commuting via motorcycle and scooter, which is being actively encouraged by Northamptonshire County Council.

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Press Release:3 major motorcycle insurers to offer free cover during Ride to Work Week

Motorcycle customers who insure with Carole Nash, Ageas and ERS are to be offered free commuter cover during national UK Ride to Work Week, which is on between June 20th and 26th.
 

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Press Release: MCIAC accredited motorcycle training school shortlisted for ‘exceptional’ customer service

MCIAC accredited motorcycle training school 1st Gear has been nominated for an award in recognition of its excellent customer service.

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Press Release: Electric bicycles and mopeds: there are no 'grey areas'

Joint release from the MCIA and Bicycle Association.

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) and the Bicycle Association of Great Britain (BA) are concerned that some sellers are unaware of, or ignoring, the rules surrounding high powered electric bicycles.

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Press Release: More ‘commuter’ motorcycles sold during 2015 than for the past 30 years

Figures to be released today will show that more ‘commuter sized’ motorcycles and scooters were sold during 2015 than for any other year since comparative records began in 1983.
 

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Press Release: Affordable transport for workers must be covered in spending review

The Association which represents Wheels to Work transport schemes is urging the Chancellor to continue to help unemployed people with transport costs, in his November spending review.

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Press Release: Off-road sport boosts local economies: case study Skegness Annual Beach Race

The Skegness Annual Beach Race, which takes place 7th and 8th November, is helping to extend the tourist season, according to a report by East Lindsey District Council.

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Press Release: Karen Cole's work recognised with third award nomination in a year

Karen Cole, Director of Training for the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of her work on motorcycle safety – her third this year.
 

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Press Release: Try a motorcycle for free in Wolverhampton on Saturday 15th August

Get On, the motorcycle industry’s free ‘try out’ programme is coming to Wolverhampton and is open to anyone aged 15 or over, who wants to try a motorcycle or scooter for the first time.   

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Press Release: Industry helps London police crack down on motorcycle crime

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) is helping the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to crack down on crime committed by those using stolen motorcycles, scooters and mopeds.
 

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Press Release: 2015 Ride to Work Week campaign is launched

Save time and money on your travel to work – that’s the message Britain’s motorcyclists and scooter riders will be sharing during Ride to Work Week

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Press Release: MCIA calls on industry to pull together for Ride to Work Week

That’s the message being sent out by the MCIA Board as it launches this year’s initiative. The week begins with International Ride to Work Day on Monday 15 June, which kick-starts a whole week of activities to encourage more riders to commute on their motorcycles or scooters.

 

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Press Release: Economic significance of the UK motorcycle industry revealed in new study

The motorcycle industry contributes billions of pounds to the UK economy each year, according to a report published today.  The Economic Benefits of the UK Motorcycle Industry 2014 calculates that:

 

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Press Release: Plug in grant extended to motorcycles

Electric motorcycles and scooters will now qualify for Government subsidy, under plans announced by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
 

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Press Release: 12 months of continual growth for sales of new motorcycles

Year-end figures for new motorcycle registrations show sales for 2014 were up 10% compared to 2013, with an increase every single month throughout the year - the highest for five years.
 

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Press Release: Motorcycle theft is reduced to zero in Westminster ‘hotspot’

Motorcycle thieves are now avoiding St James’s Square in London, thanks to a series of anti-theft initiatives.

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Press Release:Police and Motorcycle Industry launch policy framework calling for increased & safer motorcycle use

The Motorcycle Industry Association and Association of Chief Police Officers are launching a landmark policy document today, to encourage greater use of motorcycles on UK roads, which should improve road safety as a result.
 

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Press Release: Motorcycle Live attendance up 10%

Motorcycle Live 2014 was hailed a great success by both visitors and exhibitors, with visitor numbers up 10 per cent on last year.
 

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Press Release: Motorcycles are the fleet vehicles of the future

Businesses looking to save time and money in fleet transportation costs can now easily incorporate motorcycles, thanks to a new service launched by a major manufacturer.

 

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Press Release: New safety strategy for motorcycles launched by ACEM

ACEM, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, unveiled its new road safety strategy this week.

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Press Release: Electric motorcycles should be included in a package of subsidy for green vehicles - to be announced

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) is calling for the government to recognise the potential of electric motorcycles and ensure they are clearly listed as eligible for the latest round of government subsidy to stimulate the uptake of electric vehicles.
 

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Press Release: Latest news for Motorcycle Live

The MCI's flagship show - Motorcycle Live has more of the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers signed up for this year's show than ever before.
 

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Press Release: BikeSafe clients encouraged to take off-road training

BikeSafe is partnering with Kawasaki to offer a bespoke off-road skills course, which will help improve road riding.

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Press Release: Motorcycle theft is down thanks to MASTER Security Scheme

Following a meeting of the Motorcycle Crime Reduction Group, which met this week, figures have been released which show a marked reduction in the theft of motorcycles which have been ‘tagged’ under the UK’s first national and official motorcycle anti-theft scheme.

 

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Press Release: eMCI urges OLEV to include powered two-wheelers in £500 million support package

The Alternative Powered Motorcycle Industry Association (eMCI) is disappointed that support for electric motorcycles is not more explicit in an initial packet of measures announced this week by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). 
 

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Press Release: Dates and venue announced for Motorcycle Off-Road Experience 2014

The group behind the Motorcycle Off-Road Experience (MORE) is giving another 400 people the chance to try off-road riding for the first time.
 

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Press Release: New Quality Assured Award in motorcycle training

A specialist education centre has been set up at the MCIA’s headquarters in Coventry.  The Motorcycle Industry Accreditation Centre (MCIAC) will provide a new training and assessment programme for motorcycle instructors and motorcycle training businesses, having been awarded official IMI Awards approved centre status.

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Press Release: Road users to support the AA ‘Think Bikes’ initiative

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) is joining British Cycling in supporting the AA’s ‘Think Bikes’ awareness campaign, which is launched today in London.

 

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Press Release: Try commuting by motorcycle

The Motorcycle Industry is giving anyone over the age of 16 the chance to try motorcycling for free with a registered trainer – to help commuters switch to a more reliable and cost effective mode of transport.

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Press Release: Future looks bright for Wheels 2 Work – the number of schemes in the UK rose by a third last year.

The Wheels 2 Work concept received a vote of confidence yesterday (22nd January) with an endorsement from Transport Minister Robert Goodwill, who was pleased to announce that the number of schemes has risen 35% since 2012.  At the beginning of 2013 there were 24 schemes. There are now 33, with several others in the pipeline.

 

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Press Release: Motorcycle sales have bottomed out – the industry looks ahead to a better 2014

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) is optimistic about motorcycle sales during 2014, after surveying its members, following Motorcycle Live.

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Press Release: Parliamentary motorcycle group to highlight social benefits of biking

Key figures from the motorcycle industry will be joining MPs and peers from all parties this week to hear how motorcycling benefits society.
 

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Press Release: More motorcycles could reduce casualties? - Report from MCI/ACPO safety conference

A closed conference of invited guests in a position to influence road safety and transport policy took place on Monday 11th November at the Department for Transport Offices (DfT) in London.
 

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Press Release: Motorcycle Live hails royal turnout

Motorcycle Live 2013 came to a close today after a nine-day biking bonanza at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham with organisers claiming it as one of the best shows ever.

 

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Press Release: New BMX High Jump World Record set at Motorcycle Live

Motorcycle Live – which is taking place this week at the NEC, Birmingham – hosted an official Guinness World Record attempt yesterday by BMX riders Kye Forte and Kona Hellier, with Hellier successfully setting a brand new record for a BMX High Jump, clearing the bar at 6.68 metres.  

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Press Release: Behind the scenes film about top racers premiers at Motorcycle Live

Motorcycle Live 2013 will be home to a brand-new feature giving visitors an exclusive insight into the lives of some of Britain’s top racing stars. Behind Bars – The Movie is a FREE must-see, 30-minute fly-on-the-wall film that will be shown in a specially-constructed bike theatre with cinema-style seats, visuals and acoustics.   

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Press Release: 30 new bikes to be showcased at Motorcycle Live

With just under a month to go until Motorcycle Live 2013 opens its doors, the tally of major motorcycle manufacturers showcasing their brand new machinery at the UK’s biggest bike show has risen to 30 with the addition of off-road, trials and enduro brands Gas Gas and Husqvarna. 

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Press Release: Your industry needs you!

The MCI is inviting prospective members, or those who have not been members for a few years, to attend an informal presentation at Motorcycle Live.
 

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Press Release: Try off road and trials riding for FREE at Motorcycle Live 2013

Motorcycle Live 2013 is the perfect opportunity for bike fans to broaden their two-wheel horizons and try out new motorcycling disciplines in the form of the Yamaha Off Road Experience and the ACU Try Trials feature.

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Press Release: Key motorcycle conference takes place this week – not too late to attend

It is still possible to book a space at the National Motorcycle Conference which takes place this week on Wednesday 28th August in Leicestershire.
 

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Press Release: MCI urge repeat CBT riders to plan for an A1 test.

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) is calling for those who are intending to repeat their CBTs (Compulsory Basic Training) to plan ahead and take an A1 licence instead.

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Press Release: Motorcycle Industry is disappointed with the outcome of the test review process

Along with other stakeholders, the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) is disappointed with the outcome of the Motorcycle Test Review, announced by the Department for Transport.

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Press Release: Off-Road virgins no more - and proud of it! Converts take to social media to share their enthusiasm

Facebook is buzzing with comments and pictures from the 400 people who had their first taste of dirt riding over the weekend.

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Press Release: MCI identify a strong public appetite to try motorcycle off-road riding

All 400 spaces for the Motorcycle Off-Road Experience (MORE) went within a few hours of registration going live, with 341 spaces going within the first sixty minutes.

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Press Release: Motorcyclists invited to take part in cycle road safety research

Transport for London (TfL) is recruiting motorcyclists to take part in road safety research, in order to make sure improvements aimed at cyclists also benefit them.

 

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Press Release: Motorcycle Industry calls for rebalanced road safety expenditure

Motorcycle Industry calls for rebalanced road safety expenditure as the need for greater awareness of vulnerable road users is highlighted

 

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Press Release: Major manufacturers and top trainers join forces to give 400 people an off road riding experience

Members of the Motorcycle Industry Association’s off-road group are repeating and expanding last year’s highly successful Motorcycle Off-Road Experience (MORE) event, with the number of ‘experience’ days increasing from 1 to 4 and the number of people who can take part from 100 to 400!

 

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Press Release: Which is the fastest electric vehicle - a motorcycle or a car?

This will be put to the test on a Gadget Show special on April 1st, when eMCI member Zero pits its 2012 ‘S’ model against an electric Smart car.
 

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Press Release: MCI announce winner of £12,000 motorcycle for national BikeSafe competition

44 year old Mark Bourner, who is from Sussex, has won first prize in a national BikeSafe competition, sponsored by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI).  The prize was £12,000 towards the bike of his choice.

 

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Press Release: David Cameron praises Wheels to Work as part of the government’s ‘Big Society’

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Wheels 2 Work scheme – the first ever of its kind in the country - has been recognised with a Prime Minister’s ‘Big Society’ award. 

 

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Press Release: Wheels to Work Official Launch

Wheels to Work Schemes offer ‘The Power to Change Lives says DEFRA Minister.

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Press Release: MCI look forward to more motorcycle commuters in 2013

The latest figures from the MCI show there was a further rise in the number of new registrations of small motorcycles and scooters for 2012  for the second year running - with the top five best sellers for the year all 125cc or just under.
 

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Press Release: 3DLD – Riders do not need to take a series of tests

Misinterpretations surrounding new European guidelines for driving licences, which come into force on 19th January 2013, seem to centre on the assumption that a series of tests will need to be taken. This is not the case.  

 

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Press Release: Wheels to Work Schemes offer ‘The Power to Change Lives’ says DEFRA Minister

Wheels to Work - a ‘mainstream’ solution to rural transport problems, according to keynote speech by DEFRA Minister at the launch of the new Wheels to Work Association.

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Press Release: Prestigious road safety award goes to scheme that makes drivers relate to motorcyclists

Humanising motorcyclists is the key to making roads safer for them – a fact recognised by a prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award – sponsored by the MCI.

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Press Release: 90 % of respondents recommend joining the MCI

This year’s member satisfaction survey is one of the best ever, with an overwhelming number of respondents willing to recommend the MCI to others.  This figure was 100 % for service providers, up from 86 % for the same time last year.
 

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Press Release: Government to Support Wheels To Work National Network

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) has today announced that it has been awarded a grant of £50,000 to facilitate the building of a national network for Wheels to Work (W2W). 

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Press Release: Public were quick off the mark to try off-road sport. Places went like hot cakes!

Public were quick off the mark to try off-road sport.    Places went like hot cakes!
 

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MCIA staff invited to the Palace

MCIA's Karen Cole was invited to a Buckingham Palace garden party this month and took her right hand woman Jenny Luckman as her guest.

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Press Release: Motorcycle industry pulls together to fight theft

Around 26,000 motorcycles are stolen in the UK each year.  Recognising the effect that theft has on the motorcycle community and industry, the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI), has launched the first ever official and national security marking scheme, which will be introduced by major bike manufacturers. 

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Press Release: MBE for BikeSafe Co-ordinator

North Wales BikeSafe coordinator Paul Cheshire has been awarded an MBE for services to policing.  The MCI believe this is a well deserved award in recognition of his tremendous contribution and dedication to the safety of motorcyclists in the region. 
 

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Press Release: Opportunity for 100 members of the public to try off-road motorcycling FOR FREE

Members of the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) are holding a ‘Motorcycle Off-Road

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Press Release: Mayoral Candidates endorse motorcycling

Mayoral Candidates endorse motorcycling as a personal transport solution for London but more than warm words are needed says MCI.

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Press Release: PTWs exempt from Nottingham’s new parking scheme

Motorcycles, scooters and mopeds are exempt from Nottingham’s new parking scheme Nottingham City Council’s new Workplace Parking Levy gives yet another reason for commuters to switch from four wheels to two - for their journey to work.

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Press Release: New help for motorcycle customers to avoid hidden costs and faulty bikes

If it’s too good to be true – it might just be.  That’s the main message behind a new scheme to protect motorcycle consumers from rogue traders. 
 

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Press Release: Commuters Beat Petrol Prices with Super Fuel-efficient Scooters

The latest registration figures from the MCI (Motorcycle Industry Association) show the most popular scooter for February was a model which does up to 146 miles per gallon (52 km/l).
 

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Press Release: Motorcycling Makes a Vital Contribution to National Goals Say MCI

                                   Embargo: Immediate: 16th March 2012


Motorcycling Makes a Vital Contribution to National Goals Say MCI

Motorcycle Industry Launches new Policy Framework    

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Press Release: Motorcycling Takes Its Case To Parliament

Embargo: Immediate: 9th March 2012

Motorcycling Takes Its Case To Parliament
 

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Press Release: Call to Action for Ride to Work Day, 18 June 2012

Monday 18th June 2012 is Ride to Work Day, the day that sees motorcycle and scooter riders commute to work to demonstrate to a wide public audience the number of motorcyclists in the UK.
 

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Press Release: Motorcycle Live 2017 tickets on sale from 1 August

Advance tickets for one of the most anticipated events of the year for UK bike fans will go on sale on 1 August 2017, with prices frozen at 2016 rates. Motorcycle Live – the UK’s biggest bike show – will open its doors at The NEC, Birmingham from 18-26 November.

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MCIAC is endorsed officially by DVSA

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) is delighted to announce that the Government’s Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is officially endorsing the Motorcycle Industry Accreditation Centre’s (MCIAC’s) ATB managers’ course.  This follows a formal process of evaluation.

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Motorcycle Live tickets latest

Advance tickets for Motorcycle Live, the UK's biggest bike show, are on sale now! Prices have been frozen at 2016 rates and the tickets remain all-inclusive, so every single live feature, event and experience at the show is absolutely FREE to enjoy. 

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Bank Holiday event offering free motorcycle beginner taster sessions

People who want to learn to ride a motorcycle or scooter will get the chance to try for free during the August bank holiday weekend at a three-day event in Warwickshire.
 
 

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MCIA backs Ben's latest campaign

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) is backing the latest awareness building campaign from Ben, the charity which supports the automotive industry.
 

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Coffee, cakes and motorcycles - a natural combination

Some of the UK’s best motorcycle and scooter training schools will be taking part in the World’s Biggest MacMillan Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September.  They are inviting regular clients and those just curious about motorcycling to call in and enjoy coffee and cake, while supporting the Macmillan cause.

 

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Ten free opportunities to ride at Motorcycle Live

Motorcycle Live 2017 will be offering more chances to ride a bike than ever before, with ten FREE opportunities to get on two wheels at the show.  So whether you’re a seasoned motorcyclist, a new biker, an adventure enthusiast, a trials fan or you’ve got kids that are itching to get on two wheels – there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Date for MCIA social set for Monday 20th November

MCIA members are once again invited to the Association's popular annual social evening, which takes place on Monday 20th November, during Motorcycle Live.

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MCIA's Karen Cole supports TfL rider safety plan

MCIA’s Karen Cole joined the Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross today at an event to launch Transport for London’s raft of measures to make motorcycling safer in the capital, particularly for delivery riders.

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Motorcycle industry launches new way to find quality rider training in the UK at Motorcycle Live

  • Find out more at stand 2A15 in Hall 2 (next to Get On) at Motorcycle Live (18-26 November)

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Members bought up to date at Annual Conference

MCIA's Annual Conference, which took place yesterday evening (Tuesday 21st Nov) has bought members up to speed on a number of areas of the Association's lobbying work, including theft, brexit and developments in motorcycle training.

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Coming Up....

Brexit Special Member Group meeting - 8th January 2018
 
The meeting is open to all MCIA Members who wish to work with the Association as the Brexit process evolves.