- 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...
3rd April 2017
This is brilliant. Shame our telephone number has changed - 0116 2795112 but the url is still the same!
- BMF events: what's coming up in 2017?
29th March 2017
What are your riding plans for 2017? Find out more about our events taking place this summer or try something new and go international with the FIM
- Blood Bikes – biking in memory of a brother
27th March 2017
Colette Falloon hadn’t ridden a bike in 15 years… but she is determined to become a Blood Biker in memory of her brother, Marcel
- Tell a friend – free opportunities to try motorc...
24th March 2017
Do you know someone who'd like to try motorcycling? The Motorcycle Industry Association GB's GetOn offers free try-out sessions for new riders
- Michelin Power Days for 2017 announced
22nd March 2017
Take part in a track days with Terry Rymer at five UK circuits this summer
- MotoGP is going electric
20th March 2017
New electric MotoGP race series to begin in 2019
- Bike insurance prices rise again
17th March 2017
Law changes mean insurance prices are set to rise again
- First motorcycle bought using Plug-In grant
15th March 2017
Are you considering purchasing an electric bike? The government will subsidise the cost by 20% or £1,500.
- Arrive Alive Appeal: Home
15th March 2017
While we hope that you are not the one that needs emergency assistance, it goes without saying that motorcyclists are often the ones that need a rapid response team. That these ...
M25 rush hour report prompts outcry
A new report by Highways England has noted that congestion on the famously packed M25 has reached the point where the so-called ‘rush hour’ stretches from 6am to 6pm every day.
The report highlighted that the M25 includes nine out of ten of the busiest points in the UK’s Strategic Road Network and the very worst point was found on a stretch between the M40 in Buckinghamshire and the A3 in Surrey, which sees approximately 220,000 vehicles on a daily basis and where recurring traffic jams are a constant headache for travellers.
The economic, environmental and safety implications of this heavy traffic are readily apparent and the study, which is part of the government’s Road Investment Strategy, calls for “further interventions to improve travel conditions” and argues that “there is a compelling case for change.”
The study has prompted much comment among campaigners and its findings on the clear need to improve the situation have been welcomed. Bridget Fox of the Campaign for Better Transport noted that “We cannot simply build our way out of congestion. The M25 study is right to focus on improving capacity on the existing network through moving to more sustainable modes. That makes sense for the environment and the taxpayer too.”
Are you a biker who commutes on the M25? What’s the longest you’ve ever been stuck in traffic or the worst detour you’ve had to make to dodge one? Tell us on our Facebook page.