It’s National Motorcycle Week

Can it really be a year? Yup, National Motorcycle Week is upon us again. It kicks off on the 18th July with National Ride to Work day on Wednesday 21st July, so get your kit ready for then. Today: F-J. And if any mate expresses a desire to get on a bike, point them in this direction. To celebrate the week’s festivities, here’s the MCIA’s (the Motor Cycle Industry Association) A-Z of biking. Today: F-J

Freedom – In surveys carried out by the Motor Cycle Industry Association, one of the key words associated with motorcycling is ‘freedom’.

Green – Powered Two-wheelers are recognised as a green form of transport with lower emissions than some other modes of transport.  On average, new P2Ws emit 110g/CO2 per km, already achieve a better performance than the targets given to the car industry. On average, Mopeds emit about 70g/km and the average for cars is 158g/km.

Helmets – Sometimes called ‘lids’. Getting  a properly fitted and safe helmet is an essential part of a riders kit. To get independent test results on a whole range of lids from the cheapest to most expensive check out this website. www.sharp.direct.gov.uk

Independence – A bike or scooter can provide young people with their first taste of independence . The Wheels to Work project which provides transport solutions to young individuals who are experiencing difficulties getting to work or their place of education and helps the by providing a powered two-wheeler at a low cost

Jam busters – If you want to avoid the crowds and get around the capital as a passenger why not enjoy the thrill of a pillion taxi ride with the professional services of a Virgin limobike. For more information contact www.virgin.com

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