Est 2006 Last updated 22.05.20
e10 petrol for 2021
There is currently a consultation by the Department of Transport regarding the introduction of E10 petrol for UK Vehicles.
Unleaded petrol currently contains up to 5% bioethanol, the proposal is to raise this to 10%.
This is being done to reduce CO2 emissions
Not all vehicles can run on this higher level of bioethanol due to it's agressive nature on seals on older engines.
Visit government website here
Bennetts Insurance has a good article together with a list of bikes that can use E10 petrol click here
A statement on the DVSA’s website announced that, as of March 30th, a six-month extension is being brought in for all car, motorcycle and light van MoT checks. A paper exemption certificate will not be issued.
Check here for further details.
MAG Guidance following easing of lockdown
On Sunday, the Prime Minister announced a lifting of some restrictions
on travel and a return to work for some.
From Day 1 of lockdown, the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has not been
aware of any distinction being made between cars and motorcycles. Travel
by motorcycle or scooter to work (where you cannot work from home), for
shopping, and for the personal care of yourself or people in your care
has been permitted. This now extends to travel to publicly accessible
open spaces for exercise or recreation.
There are limits in place and the following information is based on the
Government guidelines at the time of writing:
You can carry a pillion from your own household, but meeting other
people is strictly limited to groups of two. So, that’s either you and
your pillion or you, meeting with one friend from another address, on
another bike, but not both. Social distancing guidelines must be followed.
Please remember that many places - including National Parks - are still
closed, so you should check before you go. Most facilities at the
seaside are also closed, including public toilets in some locations.
MAG urges riders to avoid traditional meeting places where riders
usually gather. If large numbers of riders descend upon the places we
traditionally go to, there may be a backlash that results in
restrictions being imposed.
The rules are different for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Do not
ride there from England.
In encouraging people to return to work where it is safe to do so, the
Government is advising people to avoid public transport. MAG is working
with the Vintage Motorcycle Club (VMCC) and the Trail Riders Fellowship
(TRF), on a document to be submitted to the Government asking the
Government to ensure that motorcycles and scooters are fully
incorporated into any travel plans as part of lifting the lockdown.
Motorcycles and scooters have a huge part to play in reducing congestion
and pollution, providing access to personal transport for those journeys
that people are unable to complete using active travel (cycling and
walking), or to avoid the risk of using public transport. MAG, the VMCC
and the TRF want to ensure that the travel benefits of motorcycling from
transport, leisure and welfare aspects are not overlooked as lockdown
restrictions are lifted.
Selina Lavender, Chair of the Motorcycle Action Group, said “as riders,
we all know that riding bikes is good for our mental health and welfare.
It can also provide a safe way to travel as lockdown is lifted, and we
will be encouraging the Government to include us as lockdown is eased.
If you do choose to go for a ride, take it easy, please avoid
congregating, have a stroll in the countryside and come home safe.”
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