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About BMF

Who are the BMF?

Formed in 1960 against ' tabloid press tales' of 'leather jacketed hooligans racing around our streets', the Federation of National and One Make Clubs (FNOMC) was established.  

In 1965 the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) was formed to represent all motorcyclists. The BMF's  successful  lobbying  defeated such ill-conceived ideas as leg-protectors and the 100bhp limit restriction.

Today we are :-

The UK's largest motorcycling organisation.

A member of government advisory groups.

Represented in Europe.

A well respected and powerful lobbying Group.

Organisers of the BMF Rider Training network

The Organiser of Europe's largest outdoor motorcycle show


The BMF successfully campaigns on issues that directly affect the liberty, safety and security of motorcyclists'. The BMFeducates and informs -  from vehcle security to an online road defect reporting system. To receive regular updates and play your part... sign up for BMF Campaigner here .

The BMF is active  in Europe through FEMA (Federation of European Motorcyclists Association) and FIM (Federation of International Motorcyclists). We lobby MPs, MEP's, Ministers, Commissioners and Committees to ensure that your views and concerns are heard.

Riders Rights. 

The BMF is one of the largest rider group's in the world. As a non profit organisation run by elected volunteers we rely on our members for funding and support. We provide motorcyclists no matter what they ride a voice through specialist lobbyists and a network of volunteers across the UK.

Our objective is to safeguard the rights of motorcyclists from the unnecessary interference by European, National, Local Government and anti-motorcycling campaign groups.


As a member you will be part of an organisation with over 80,000 members made up of individual members and affiliated clubs making the BMF a powerfull voice in campaigning to safeguard the rights of motorcyclists. In addition a range of member benefits can quickly repay your membership fee -  befefits such as preferred insurance rates, hotel and ferry discounts, touring advice and even our own Visa credit card to help you pay for it!

Member's receive the BMF's bi-monthly magazine 'Motorcycle Rider' with the latest road tests, interesting articles and campaign news.

The BMF also has a large number of Corporate Members drawn from all corners of the motorcycle industry who support the bmf in all that we do.

Groups and Clubs                                                                                                                    

The benefits offered by the BMF attract over 350 affiliated motorcycle clubs. They too, realise the importance of the successes of the BMF for motorcycling today.

Affiliated clubs benefit from a special public liability insurance package, and their members enjoy many of the advantages offered to individual BMF members.

The BMF's headquarters are in Leicester where a small staff administer the needs of  over one hundred volunteers, they also manage club and individual membership.

Full time staff are accountable for  political lobbying and media relationships

 Bike Shows                                                                                                                                                

Being a member of the BMF brings other benefits when visiting our bike shows. The BMF show at Peterborough with around 100,000 visitors is Europe's largest outdoor show. Kelso, BikeFest and Tailend make BMFevents accessible to everyone across the country.

A Love of Motorcycling
The BMF is managed by people like you who love motorcycling. People who want to be able to continue to ride their motorcycles and for their children and grand children in the future.

2010 saw the BMF celebrate 50 years of safeguarding the rights of motorcyclists,     if you are already a member thank you, if not we would be glad of your support so join us today.  
Membership costs only £26.00 (£32.00 for joint membership ).  You can pay via Paypal or we offer Direct Debit too, saving you money on renewals!

Help us to safeguard the rights of motorcycling. Join the BMF to-day by clicking here  Join or telephoning 0116 2795112

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