COVID Travel Guidance for Motorcyclists (Dec 2020)
The IMTC has recently been made aware of two on-line sources that look helpful, one motorcycling focussed and one more general. As ever, the club is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of external websites, so please cross check with government information before making any arrangements.
The recently formed Coalition of Motorcycling Organisations (COMO) membership consists of representatives from the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF), the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), the Vintage Motorcycle Club (VMCC), the Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF), IAM RoadSmart, the Auto Cycle Union (ACU), the Triumph Owners’ Motorcycle Club (TOMCC) and Biker Down UK.
Following the latest changes to COVID regulations, COMO has updated its guidance for motorcyclists. Some of the main points of this guidance
- Motorcycling offers a more COVID-secure way to undertake essential and permitted journeys than public transport or car sharing.
- Short group rides of up to six people can be undertaken in England’s Tiers 1 and 2. In Tier 3, riding is restricted to a solo experience or with one other person.
- Travelling between tiers is discouraged unless there is a specific reason to do so.
There is detail to consider, and the coalition points out that all necessary COVID security measures should be observed. The updated advice document gives this information in detail. Useful links are included to relevant government website pages and the postcode checker to see what tier is in place in any location.
Kevin Mulligan, speaking on behalf of the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) lead for motorcycling, said: “We fully support this common sense messaging. There is no wish to stop riders getting as much from riding as possible, whether that is for essential travel or recreation. As riders - and I too am a rider - we just need to show a degree of constraint and good judgement. Stay safe, stay sensible and enjoy the ride.”
The updated Coalition of Motorcycling Organisations COVID-19 Riding Guidelines can be found here.
This is a general commercial site, but a good place to get lots of nicely presented information in one place.