BMF backs ‘louder voice’ in Europe

Published on 7 June 2018 by Robert Drane

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The BMF’s lead on lobbying has welcomed the expansion of the body that speaks up for motorcyclists in Europe.

The Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) brings together more than 20 riders’ groups, including the BMF, from across Europe to represent their interests.

At a FEMA meeting in Brussels on June 2, the Asociación Mutua Motera from Spain became the group’s newest member while the Comitato Coordinamento Motociclisti from Italy joined with observer status, with the intention of becoming a full member in 12 months’ time.

Anna Zee, FEMA President and the BMF’s Political and Technical Services Director, in charge of lobbying, said: “The motorcyclists’ voice in Europe has just got louder.

“The BMF welcomes much better representation from southern Europe, making FEMA even more truly Europe-wide.”

With the implications of Brexit for motorcycling still unclear, Anna added: “Currently, and I suspect for some time to come, the EU does have a strong influence on what happens to motorcycling in the UK.”