Motorcycle Recalls

caution-300x250Products placed on the market in the EU are subject to general safety requirements. These requirements are included in the General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC (GPSD) which aims at ensuring that only safe consumer products are sold in the EU.

The European Commissions’ Rapid Alert System (RAPEX) enables the quick exchange of information between the European countries and the European Commission about dangerous non-food products posing a risk to health and safety of consumers. Continue reading

Newcastle City Council is killing bikers to save cyclists

arm-1Newcastle City Council have installed ‘Armadillos’ along Gosforth, Great North Road as lane dividers. Armadillos are narrow humped back obstructions on the flat road surface that have not been passed for use by the Dept. of Transport. Any Powered two Wheeler forced into a collision with an Armadillo will at best be thrown to the ground and at worst killed by forcing them into collision with another motor vehicle. Continue reading

North East MAG Hustings Debate

image 1Thursday night was the North East Hustings. Andy Whitworth had put a huge amount of time and effort into the hustings so we were hoping for a good turnout. Still, we were really worried (but not admitting it) that the local biking population might not be bothered or even care about the future 0f biking in the UK. Continue reading

MAG UK Elects New Chair

The Motorcycle Action Group Limited (MAG) held its 2015 Annual Group Conference (AGC) on Saturday 11th April 2015. The event was hosted in Bridgwater by the South West Region of the group. The 350 seat capacity hall was filled by members who listened to the reports of the last 12 months. Continue reading

North East MAG Election Debate


NE MAG have arranged an election debate with the main political parties, which will take place on:

Thursday 16th April 2015, 7:00pm


The Salutation Pub,
Dryburn View,
Framwellgate Moor,
DH1 5AP.

I am glad to be able to advise that Lembit Opik, MAG Director of Communications & Public Affairs, will chair the meeting.

The meeting is open to all. You do not have to be a member of MAG. The candidates will be asked questions on subjects as: PTW’s in bus lanes; sentencing of drivers who cause fatal accidents; current process to get a full motorcycle licence; parking for PTW’s; road safety; level of vehicle excise duty. Plus the meeting will be opened to questions from the floor.

Let’s show the politicians that bikers are voters. This is your opportunity to get the opinion of the major political parties. It may help you to decide how to vote on May 7th.