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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. eliterider­

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