Motorcycle trainers leave the RMI for “better representation”

Riding schools merge with MCIA
Riding schools merge with MCIA

The Motorcycle Rider Training Association has left the umbrella of the Retail Motor Industry Federation to join forces with the UK’s biggest professional motorcycling body.

It has merged with the Motorcycle Industry Association to create a new organisation known as the Motorcycle Industry Trainers Association.

The merger follows a review of motorcycle training issues, including the recent implementation of the problematic Second Driving Licence Directive and is intended to create better representation for trainers.

Paul Williams, chairman for the RMI, said he recognises that motorcycle trainers would be better represented by being a larger, single voice.

He added: “We are pleased that our foundation work on behalf of the training industry will by this merger be continued by the enlarged MCITA.”

The new body’s first big challenge will be to respond to the consultation relating to the Third Driving Licence Directive, which includes provisions dealing with issues related to the minimum age for riding bikes.

Published by emmabutcher

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