The National Motorcyclists Council

The National Motorcyclists Council (NMC) was launched on Friday 5 March with a mission to “help assure a positive and sustainable future for motorcycling”.

The NMC brings together a broad spectrum of motorcycle organisations. These range from riders campaign groups, to motorcycle sport representatives, off road and green roads interests and road safety experts.

The newly-formed NMC is calling on the Government to create a new motorcycling strategy – covering transport policy, safety, accessibility for motorcyclists, motorcycle sport and the future of motorcycling for both transport and recreation.

Craig Carey-Clinch

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Craig Carey-Clinch has been active in motorcycling public policy and road safety issues since the early 1990s. After a spell as director of public affairs with the Motorcycle Action Group, he spent ten years with the MCIA heading it’s political function before becoming MD of Rowan Public Affairs in 2009, where he continued to represent MCIA on public policy matters and also undertook a number of different projects in the motorcycle world. In 2021, he ended his work for MCIA after being appointed executive director of the National Motorcyclists Council.

Craig has been involved with several motorcycle policy and safety initiatives. This includes among other things, the IHIE Motorcycle Infrastructure Guidelines, similar European guidelines, the early period of BikeSafe and the development of the 2005 Government Motorcycle Strategy. He has sat on several government committees and has extensive European and international experience.

Craig also manages the charity Motorcycle Outreach (MoR), which continues the work of former MAG and FEM activist, the late Simon Milward who passed away on a round the world trip in 2005. MoR supports the management of small motorcycles for healthcare workers in developing countries. Craig is also a tour leader for GlobeBusters Motorcycle Expeditions and has led and supported motorcycle groups on six continents. Craig has worked as a motorcycle journalist and was news Editor of Back Street Heroes in the 1990s, has published articles in several magazines and has a published book, the ‘Road to Mali’.