The Motor Cycle Industry Association is urging all riders, motorcycle
groups, dealers and associated organisations to get active in National
Motorcycle Week 2006.
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 (16TH - 23rd July)
As one F - football - comes to an end the MCIA is asking 'Have You Got
the F Factor?' - Fun, freedom, friendship and flexibility. These are
just some of the positive aspects of getting on two-wheels
At the end of the year, there were more than 1.6 million bikes, scooters
and mopeds licensed for the road in Great Britain, and the number of
bikes in use has been growing for the last ten years, which demonstrates
a sustained interest in motorcycling.
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
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 is and poster is
available online for people who are interested in running an event.
What Can I Do In National Motorcycle Week?
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
19th 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
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.mcia.co.uk
Watch A Race - As National Motorcycle Week comes to an end the Moto GP
gets underway at Laguna Sec, USA, so if you're lucky get a ticket or get
some friends round, turn on the telly and admire the skills of the
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. 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."
An event and information pack is available on the website www.mcia.co.uk in the new National Motorcycle Week section.