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Politicians Climb Aboard For Ride To Work Day (19th July 2006) - July 11th 2006

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    Bill Wiggin MP, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Motorcycling Group is backing the industry's annual campaign and Ride to Work Day and supports the industry's aims to 'mainstream' motorcycling.

    Ride to Work Day highlights the social and environmental benefits of riding to work on a bike, moped or scooter.

    Ride 2 Work Day highlights that motorcycling:-

  1. Cuts congestion
  2. Cuts pollution
  3. Cuts journey times
  4. Is convenient and flexible
  5. Is cost-effective
  6. The Parliamentary Group for Motorcycling is a well established political group of MPs and Peers of all political allegiances that aims to keep motorcycling on the political and public policy agenda. The group, which counts among its former Chairs, the Cabinet Minister, Hazel Blears MP are focusing on a range of issues which affect motorcycling, including allowing bikes to use bus lanes.

    The group is made up of about 70 members from both houses and includes Lembit Opik MP, Steven Pound MP, Lord Jopling and Lord Falkland,

    Bill Wiggin MP said, " Ride to Work Day promotes the diversity of motorcycling and the many benefits associated with riding on a bike or scooter, not least the congestion busting and journey time-reducing potential of motorcycling in congested urban areas.

    "It is important that we keep motorcycling on the political agenda as they have an important role to play in the transport system and can offer some practical solutions as well as being a cost-effective and fun way to travel"