- 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 ...
- Fancy a career in motorsport?
11th March 2017
Fancy a career in motorsport? The MIA Motorsport and Automotive Jobs Fair takes place Tuesday March 21!
10th March 2017
We love the story of Burt Munro. A true hero.
- Will this new tech reduce bike crime?
8th March 2017
Could this new 'defence spray' help combat bike crime?
- Stricter laws for mobile phone abusers
6th March 2017
Punishments double in crackdown to make driving with a mobile phone as unacceptable as drink driving
- Why your car servicing costs could be about to ris...
1st March 2017
Who's data is it? I suspect bikes will go the same way as cars so we take an interest in this - it's not just about servicing, see Read more...
- Heading to France? Be sure to get a clean air stic...
25th February 2017
Planning your trips aborad this year? Don't forget to buy a clean air sticker if you're visiting France!
- Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations
20th February 2017
BMF is a member of the Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations Visit www.fema-online.eu to find out what they're up to
- Welsh National Rally - Saturday 6th May 2017
13th February 2017
1st round of the 2017 Three nations Award....... Read more...
New tech will identify potholes before they develop
Thurrock and York councils are set to trial a new system to detect road-surface defects before they develop into problematic potholes.
By using cameras mounted on refuse-collection vehicles, intelligent software will generate a map of the road surface. It will then identify defects and monitor how they deteriorate over time.
The technology will allow the councils to learn more about the causes of potholes and further understand the effects of day-to-day wear. In detecting these defects, the issues can be fixed before they become more of a concern.
Brian Little, Councillor at Thurrock Council, told localgov.co.uk: “The scheme will provide us with the level of detail not seen before on how problems on the highways become defects and then potholes.”
The trial is part of a new £1.2 billion wave of government funding intended to improve road conditions and improve journeys.
Road surface defects are notorious for causing motorcycle accidents – and it’s not just potholes that riders should be looking out for. Ride safe.