PRESS RELEASE: 25th September 2020
Coalition of Motorcycling Organisations
COVID-19 Motorcycle Riding Guidelines reviewed for compliance with the Rule of Six.
In light of the new Rule of Six regulations, the Coalition of Motorcycling Organisations (CMO) has reviewed its COVID-19 Riding Guidelines. Only minor amendments were necessary to ensure that the guidelines meet the moral goal of staying safe and within both the actual legislation and also within the spirit and intended outcomes of the law.
The Coalition have removed references to group of 30 and refer to a group of 6 in alignment with the new restrictions. Richard Gladman (IAM) and Roger Bibbings (VMCC) have checked all changes to legislation and advice issued by the Government over this recent period of announcements and the Coalition are happy that the revised edition is fully compliant with the letter and intent of all laws and guidelines.
Commenting on the behalf of Coalition members, Mario Costa-Sa, Chair of the Trail Riders Fellowship said:
“We need to understand what is possible and lawful as responsible organisations who are capable of carrying out risk assessments and equally capable of making Covid safe arrangements should our members wish. The guidelines must remain the go-to guide for those motorcycling organisations making these difficult decisions.”
The revised guidelines can be found online at http://bit.ly/CovidSafeV3-02 . The member groups of the Coalition of Motorcycling Organisations encourage their members and all other riders to read the guidelines and apply the advice to their own efforts to fight the spread of the virus.
Issued on behalf of the Coalition of Motorcycling Organisations by the Motorcycle Action Group
The original White Paper “Riding COVID safe: a discussion paper” submitted to the Secretary of State on 14th May can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/2LqZSrt
The latest version of the Coalition’s Guidance for motorcyclists can be found at: http://bit.ly/CovidSafeV3-02