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Motorcycle industry launches elite rider training initiative
The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCIA), along with road safety and training experts and government departments, has launched The
Elite Rider Programme. Its aims are to increase the number of riders undertaking post-test training and to motivate riders to ride considerately toward other road users and the environment.
Road safety continues to be a major challenge, with 20% of all killed and seriously injured road users being motorcyclists, who in turn only represent 1% of road miles travelled.
As vehicles on the road move to electric, we are also seeing increasing pressure on noise, not just from motorcycles but also high-performance cars; it is for these reasons that industry and the wider sector have come together to make every effort to improve rider safety and to encourage riders to be more socially aware. To support the initiative, the Elite Rider Hub has been launched.
The platform is a one-stop shop for riders to find a wealth of information and support to improve their skills. The hub also has information and contact details of the nationally available post-test rider training schemes, with advice for riders and links to book training.
Details can be found at www. eliteriderhub.co.uk