- 10 top tips to take the perfect motorcycle photo
28th May 2017
Use our top tips to take some great photos with your machine
- Are you a tortoise or a hare?
26th May 2017
Wells Classic Motorcycle Club asks: on June 4, will you be a tortoise of a hare?
- ID required for sailings
24th May 2017
For all those heading out to The Island..... Read more...
- 21st century classic motorcycles
22nd May 2017
Does your bike have the potential to become a collector's classic?
- Timeline Photos
18th May 2017
If you are a club and are sending delegates to either an ARM or the NOMC Forum, please remember to get a delegates form from the BMF Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) fill it in and...
- BMF Annual Regional Meetings 2017
11th May 2017
Don't forget upcoming BMF Annual Regional Meetings happening in your area. Dates have now been confirmed for Region 5 (London), Region 6 (South) and Region 2 (North East).
9th May 2017
- What to take with you on your motorcycle tour
4th May 2017
Planning to tour with your motorcycle this summer? Take a look at our touring checklist to make sure you have everything you need
- Welsh roads safer for bikers
2nd May 2017
Statistics show Welsh roads are the safest they have been for motorcyclists in five years
- BMF Technical Notice: Tyre Safety
1st May 2017
Success! A collaboration between BMF, Avon Tyres and an affiliated club has highlighted and resolved a tyre safety issue. If you're using Avon Tyres Road Rider range, be sure ...
- Is this the world’s fastest electric bike?
30th April 2017
Meet the 300mph electric bike - with sidecar
- Timeline Photos
28th April 2017
Calling all affiliated clubs! We want to hear about your upcoming events. Let us know the when, where and what you will be doing, plus how to find out more information. We’l...
- General Election 2017 – something to consider
25th April 2017
Anna Zee reveals her thoughts about the future of motorcycling and the General Election
- Stricter punishments for speeding offences in Engl...
24th April 2017
- Meet Police Scotland’s motorcycle safety camera
12th April 2017
Have you heard of Police Scotlands latest safety camera? It's a motorcycle!
- Norwegian motorcyclist tells her story after a cra...
7th April 2017
Remember the Norwegian girl who got hit by a Tesla? Great interview with her, video on FEMA site here Read more...
The BMF Foundation is a charity designed to fund research and sponsor work to improve the life of the everyday motorcyclist. Set up in June 2003 (registered charity No 1097835), the BMF Foundation’s aims and objectives are to:
- The advancement of education (including the promotion of research and the dissemination of results) into road safety
- Design, development and maintenance of roads
- Motorcycle design safety
- Design of protective clothing
- Causes and prevention of road accidents involving motorcyclists
- Treatment of injuries typically suffered by those involved in such accidents
- Reduction of crime involving motorcycles, (especially motorcycle theft)
- Protection of the environment
- The sociological aspects of motorcycle use and transportation generally.
These will be addressed mainly by making grants to other organisations to carry out the research but it wouldn’t exclude the BMF from carrying out such research through the sponsorship of research projects carried out in academic institutions. A recent example, the BMF was requested by a government organisation to support the production of guidelines for road designers.
Charitable work in action
The BMF and its regions have a long association with charitable fund raising from pet food runs to a larger ‘Make A Wish’ for the Great Northern Bike Run or with working with Mencap on the National Rally. The BMF also supports Spinal Research with the Spine Ride to BMF events.
The BMF Foundation has a board of unpaid members (the Trustees) and is totally independent from the BMF.
The Foundation could fund work into public road safety and safe practices for all road users including motorcyclists, passengers and pedestrians.
Making a difference
Fundraising is key to the success of any charity and of course we need your help to organise and be part of collections at motorcycling events, sponsored rides or specifically designed fund raising events. If you have any ideas we would love to hear from you.