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Biker groups

 

 

Whether you are looking for advice, meet-ups local to you or someone to fight your corner when it comes to new legislations, then there is bound to be a biker group or club to suit.

 

As well as meeting like-minded people and having a wealth of knowledge and support available to you, being a member of a club or group members often means discounts. For example, Bikesure offers discounts of up to 25% off motorcycle insurance to members of its affiliated clubs.

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There’s an owners’ club for just about every make and type of bike imaginable, from trikes, quads, sports bikes, chinese scooters or mopeds to classic or custom bikes. Even groups based on interests, such as racing and green-laning and those based on location. Bikesure, the free-thinking motorcycle insurance broker, looks at three of the biggest biking groups who have helped defend the rights of motorcyclists and work alongside smaller groups and clubs as well as representing bikers in Governmental matters.

 

The British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF), set up in 1965, is the UK’s largest motorcycling organisation and one of the largest rider groups in the world, with 80,000 members, including over 350 affiliated clubs. The BMF is a member of government advisory groups; represented in Europe through FEMA and FIM; and, is a well respected and powerful lobbying group. As well as campaigning on many issues surrounding liberty, safety and security of motorcyclists’, the BMF organises Europe’s largest outdoor motorcycle show which attracts around 100,000 members.

 

The Motorcycle Action Group Ltd (MAG) is a motorcycle riders’ rights organisation with regional branches, which acts as a voice for bikers at both local and national government level. Since 1973 MAG has been campaigning to protect and promote motorcycling and the interests and rights of riders, from learner to advanced biker. MAG has set up the MAG Foundation, a registered charity, dedicated to motorcycle and scooter safety; raising awareness and understanding of a range of issues affecting motorcyclists, such as environmental and security issues; and, providing research and representation on behalf of bikers to Government, the industry, other riders’ organisations and the media.

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For bikers with a disability there is the National Association of Bikers with a Disability (NABD). Established in 1991, the NABD started life as six bikers from the Stockport and Manchester area who refused to accept the idea that disabled people could not ride motorcycles, scooters, or trikes. They initially set out to help disabled people to adapt motorcycles and ride independently. The NABD, a registered charity, has over 5,000 individual members, working alongside 200 affiliated groups and businesses, and has helped set up groups worldwide. The NABD has consulted with and worked alongside the DVLA, DfT, DVSA and the European Parliament, providing a voice for disabled riders. It also runs two annual rallies and provides information and advice at many motorcycle and disability shows and events.

 

Bikesure is the official insurance partner of BMF, MAG and NABD.

 

Buggy Insurance

Over recent years buggies have become increasingly popular, with more brands appearing in the UK market, such as the road legal Quadzilla RL500 mkII and the Honda ATV. There is also a lot of interest in build-your-own kits.

 

Buggies can be driven by anyone with a full UK car driving licence, but it can be difficult to get insurance. Bikesure, the free-thinking motorcycle insurance broker, specialises in providing insurance for different and unique vehicles, including buggies.shutterstock_38221957

 

Buggies can be used for a range of purposes. There are performance buggies, leisure, sports and utility buggies, ATVs, agricultural and farm buggies and bug riders. Because of this, Bikesure offers tailor-made quotes to suit individual’s requirements. After all, why pay for more than you need to?

 

If you own an off-road buggy and are using it on farms and private land – third party, fire and theft insurance cover would be best. However, if you are using your buggy on the road then comprehensive insurance is what you need.

 

It’s often difficult for farmers to get appropriate insurance cover for buggies, farm quads and atvs used for work purposes, but Bikesure can still insure your vehicle even if its primary use is for work. In fact, Bikesure aim to find cover for all buggies, even if you have zero no claims bonus, motoring or criminal convictions or if your buggy is modified or customised. The team at Bikesure use their specialist knowledge and expertise to get the right quote for your circumstances, taking into account many different factors for which a computer system may just say ‘No’.

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Bikesure also offer a range of discounts for buggies and their riders, many of which are only available on the phone. Discounts include owners club discounts, security discounts, garaged buggy discounts, discount for car and motorcycle no claims bonus discount.

 

The policies come with £100,000 of legal expenses cover completely free of charge, access to a 24-hour claims hotline and a dedicated claims handler.

 

Additional extras include keycare, helmet and leathers cover, excess protection, breakdown cover, personal accident cover, and, Riderguard.

Which county has the best motorcycling pass rates?

Are Lancashire women better at riding than men in Yorkshire?

In a battle between Northern and Southern motorbike riders who comes out on top?

Are women in Scotland better riders compared to men in Wales?

 

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Well these are the types of questions we can help you answer thanks to our interactive map which identifies the pass rates for both men and women motorcyclists taking the off-road and on-road module, in the UK.

We wanted to develop a tool which was easily accessible for motorcycle enthusiasts to see where the pass rates were highest – and lowest – around the country and what the trends are from place to place.

Built using the Government’s official data between 2009 – 2014 from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), our map allows you to select the county you’re most interested in and not only look at last year’s test results but also how those results compare over the years.

In addition you can filter by gender and by type of module e.g. off-road manoeuvres or on-road riding.

 

 

So which parts of the UK had particularly impressive pass rates in 2014?

The map reveals Norwich offers the best chance for motorcycle riders to pass with an impressive 81% success rate module one. This is followed closely by Coldwick in Nottingham (78.8%) and Burgess Hill (76.9%).

For those looking to pass module two, Newport on the Isle of Wight offers the best chance with an 89.3% success rate, followed closely by Banbury (86.5%) and Lee On The Solent (86.3%).

 

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