‘Spread the word’ ahead of Ride to Work day

11.49 | 3 June 2020 | | 1 comment

Ahead of this year’s Ride to Work day, the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) says the need to promote the use of powered two wheelers has never been more relevant.

Ride To Work day is an annual event which aims to encourage more people to commute on two wheels by highlighting the associated benefits.

The 2020 event, which takes place on 15 June, comes at a time when the motorcycle industry is lobbying the Government to officially encourage the use of PTWs as an alternative to public transport during the Covid-19 pandemic.

MAG hopes to use Ride to Work day as an opportunity to kick-start a wider conversation about the benefits of two wheels – particularly with regards to social distancing.

In order to ‘create a buzz’, MAG has launched a new Ride to Work Day campaign website, with a number of blog posts supplementing additional campaign information and resources.

MAG has also launched an allied safety campaign, Filter Friendly, which asks drivers to look out for motorcyclists and points out that every motorcycle that filters past them is one less car in the queue in front of them.

Colin Brown, MAG’s director of campaigns and political engagement, said: “The benefits of motorcycles as a commuter transport option are critically important at this time, with the effects of this terrible virus and the social distancing measures needed to prevent transmission of the disease.  

“Riding a motorcycle, scooter or moped is the perfect option for many to solve the immediate transport dilemma.  

“We are not competing with active travel, but do provide a sensible choice for anyone wishing to avoid gridlocked roads, but unable to turn to cycling and walking for their daily commute.  

“Conventional motorcycles already help reduce air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and congestion. 

“With the option to go electric, motorcycles really have no downside if we embrace them in transport policy, encourage responsible riding, and give equivalent priority to the safety for their riders as we do for cyclists.”



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    Safe motorcycling is really valuable for promotion, safer the better, good luck

    Alasdair Brooks
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