Minister offers to help raise the profile of motorcycling

The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) says it has a “great opportunity to get real results for motorcyclists”, following a meeting with the minister responsible for roads.

MAG met with Baroness Vere of Norbiton virtually last Wednesday (27 January) – an occasion it describes as ‘open and positive’.

During the meeting, the minister said MAG and the Government can work more closely together in order to “raise the profile of motorcycling and improve outcomes for riders”.  

Within this was a call for MAG to provide a list of key actions that riders think will have the most positive impacts on their experiences and safety. MAG will survey members over the coming weeks, asking their preferences for the priority list. 

Selina Lavender, MAG’s chair, will submit the list to the minister later this month.

She said: “I am delighted by the spirit of the minister’s desire to make positive change for riders.  

“We cannot claim to have achieved everything our hearts desire, as our expectations must remain reasonable, but we have been given a great opportunity to get real results for motorcyclists.”

In a statement following the meeting, Baroness Vere said: “I thank the representatives of MAG for the meeting on Wednesday, and the case they made for motorcycling. 

“I feel there are a number of areas where MAG and the Government can work more closely together in order to raise the profile of motorcycling and improve outcomes for riders.  

“I have asked MAG to provide me with a list of their top five priorities and look forward to reviewing these.”


03 February 2021

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