Motorcycling definitely not a midlife crisis - and here's proof

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Published on 23 June 2016 by Robert Drane

One third of motorcyclists in the UK are over 46, new research from shows, and 68% of motorcyclists over 45 have held a licence for more than 15 years.

“The average UK biker is male, lives in Leeds and works in operations, construction or engineering. He rides a Honda motorbike costing between £1,000 and £2,000 which he uses for all means of transportation, including commuting to work.” That is the conclusion has reached from their data.

Daniel Bass, Head of Motorcycle Insurance at, said: “[A] benefit of owning a motorcycle at a later stage in life is that your insurance is likely to be a lot cheaper, as older drivers tend to be more experienced on the road and are therefore lower risk.”

But this leads us to question: where are younger new motorcyclists who should be joining our ranks? Does this demonstrate a lack of younger riders taking up our lifestyle? With it being Ride to Work Week, now is a great opportunity to encourage new motorcyclists to start out.

Do you know a young future motorcyclist? Encourage them to begin riding!

For more information about Ride to Work Week, see its website. How long have you been a biker? Tell us on our Facebook page.

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