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We fight to protect motorcyclists’ rights and interests at a governmental level!

British Motorcyclists Federation

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Website
http://bmf.co.uk
Email
membership@bmf.co.uk
Phone
+44 0116 2795112
Address
2 Oswin Road, Leicester, United Kingdom
About this club

Formed in 1960 against 'tabloid press tales' of 'leather jacketed hooligans racing around our streets', the Federation of National and One Make Clubs (FNOMC) was established.
In 1965 the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) was formed to represent all motorcyclists. The BMF's successful lobbying defeated such ill-conceived ideas as leg-protectors and the 100bhp limit restriction.

Today we are:
- A member of government advisory groups.
- Represented in Europe.
- A well respected and powerful lobbying Group.
- Organisers of the BMF Rider Training network
- The Organiser of Europe's largest outdoor motorcycle show

Membership information

As a member you will be part of an organisation with over 80,000 members made up of individual members and affiliated clubs making the BMF a powerfull voice in campaigning to safeguard the rights of motorcyclists. In addition a range of member benefits can quickly repay your membership fee - befefits such as preferred insurance rates, hotel and ferry discounts, touring advice and even our own Visa credit card to help you pay for it!
Member's receive the BMF's bi-monthly magazine 'Motorcycle Rider' with the latest road tests, interesting articles and campaign news.

The BMF also has a large number of Corporate Members drawn from all corners of the motorcycle industry who support the bmf in all that we do.

Other affiliations

FEMA (The Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations)

FIM Europe

Contact Us
Website
http://bmf.co.uk
Email
membership@bmf.co.uk
Phone
+44 0116 2795112
Address
2 Oswin Road, Leicester, United Kingdom

Contacts in Your Region
Name: Tom Duncan
Position:Regional Chairman
Email: tom@tomduncan.co.uk
Telephone: 01506 842 131
Mobile: 07887 835 321
Name: Jacqui Campbell
Position:Secretary
Email: jacquicmpbll@yahoo.co.uk
Telephone: 01505 681131
Name: Colin Pate
Position:Club rep and councillor
Email: colinbpate@yahoo.co.uk
Telephone: 01506 419260
Name: Ross Brown
Position:Events
Email: albamoto@hotmail.co.uk
Telephone: 01698 355667
Name: Stewart Mowatt
Position:Newsletter editor
Email: s.n.mowatt@btinternet.com
Telephone: 01356 623981
Name: Frank Dickinson
Position:DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Email: dickietriker@googlemail.com
Telephone: 01556 612102
Name: Neil Hunter
Position:DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Email: hunters@palmira18.wanadoo.co.uk
Mobile: 01556 610524
Name: Pauline Speirs
Position:AYRSHIRE
Email: fastrakscotland@aol.com
Telephone: 01560 321791
Name: Nick Elliot
Position:GLASGOW
Email: nick@elliotthome.freeserve.co.uk
Telephone: 0141 637 9305
Name: John Gauld
Position:PERTHSHIRE
Email: jag1969@o2.co.uk
Mobile: 07803 622317
Name: Roberta Maxwell
Position:PERTHSHIRE
Email: vfr2go@aol.com
Telephone: 0141 776 2527
Name: Ken Glendinning
Position:EDINBURGH, SCOTTISH 
REGIONAL DEPUTY CHAIR, 
AND POLITICAL OFFICER
Email: ken.glendinning@talktalk.net
Telephone: 0131 443 2616
Name: Anita Johnson
Position:Regional Chairman
Email: anitajohnson@bmf.co.uk
Mobile: 07949 509257
Name: Brian Burke
Position:Deputy Chairman & NEWCASTLE
Email: brian.burke2@btopenworld.com
Telephone: 01325 721669
Name: John Lancaster
Position:BINGLEY
Email: bomber@callnetuk.com
Telephone: 01274 560174
Name: Tina Walker
Position:BINGLEY
Email: tina.walker@bmf.co.uk
Telephone: 01377 217242
Name: Brian Johnson
Position:BINGLEY
Email: brian.johnson@bmf.co.uk
Mobile: 07950 319197
Name: Brian Burke
Position:NEWCASTLE
Email: brian.burke2@btopenworld.com
Telephone: 01325 721669
Name: Roger Ellis
Position:Regional Chairman
Email: rogerellis44@btinternet.com
Telephone: 01455 442318
Mobile: 07918 903496
Name: John Nelson
Position:COVENTRY AND WEST MIDLANDS
Email: jsnlsn@btinternet.com
Name: Rod Nuth
Position:DERBYSHIRE
Email: rod.nuth@me.co.uk
Telephone: 01283 810166
Name: Mitch Elliott
Position:LINCOLNSHIRE
Email: elliott.mitch@gmail.com
Mobile: 07982 802588
Name: Duane Firth
Position:NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
Email: rockman2@talktalk.net
Telephone: 01909 482488
Mobile: 07730 672213
Name: Edward Foreman
Position:SHROPSHIRE
Email: eddief1957@outlook.com
Telephone: 01785 601 338
Name: Chris Jackson
Position:STAFFORDSHIRE
Email: chris.jackson999@btinternet.com
Telephone: 01782 397858
Name: Frank Whittaker
Position:HEREFORD & WORCESTER
Email: frank.whittaker@courtyard.org.uk
Telephone: 01531 635843
Name: Peter Oldfield
Position:Regional Chairman
Mobile: 07961 811986
Name: Sheila McGrath
Position:Deputy Regional Chairman
Email: sheila.mcgrath@bmf.co.uk
Telephone: 01733 328985
Mobile: 07951 191402
Name: Tim Flinders
Position:CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Email: tim.flinders@bmf.co.uk
Telephone: 01223 212721
Name: Richard Pike
Position:NORFOLK
Email: richard.pike@bmf.co.uk
Mobile: 07754 104377
Name: Anna Zee
Position:London - main contact
Email: annaz.bmf@virginmedia.com
Name: Graham Wade
Position:Events Co-ordinator
Name: Dave Howe
Position:North Bucks and Milton Keynes
Email: dgphowe@btinternet.com
Telephone: 01525 261634
Name: Hugh Jaeger
Position:OXFORDSHIRE
Email: hugh_jaeger@hotmail.com
Telephone: 01865 554814
Mobile: 07762 093310
Name: Jon Gale
Position:SUSSEX
Email: thedieselduck@aol.com
Telephone: 01424 225727
Name: Jim Peel-Cross
Position:Regional Chairman
Email: jimpcross@hotmail.co.uk
Telephone: 01672 563450
Mobile: 07437202832
Name: Jonathan Curtis
Position:BATH AND BRISTOL
Email: johnnycurtis@email.com
Telephone: 01225 835599
Name: Carenza Ellery
Position:BATH AND BRISTOL
Email: carenza@perranhouse.freeserve.co.uk
Telephone: 01225 835599
Name: Pete O’Brien
Position:Deputy Chair (and Gloucester)
Email: pete.obrien@blueyonder.co.uk
Telephone: 01452 612939
Mobile: 07863 351851
Name: Chris Frost
Position:CORNWALL
Email: frostoff@hotmail.com
Telephone: 01208 264017
Name: Jim Berry
Position:SOMERSET
Email: jim@jimmyb.org.uk
Telephone: 01934 707121
Name: Ian Hammond
Position:WILTSHIRE
Email: iphamonda@googlemail.com
Telephone: 07989 531121
Name: Keith Maguire
Position:Regional Chairman (Wales) & West Wales Area Representative
Email: keith@maguire-eng-services.co.uk
Mobile: 07788 925130

Name: Aiden Thomas
Position:North Wales Area Representative
Email: aiden.northwales@yahoo.co.uk
Mobile: 07935 244 065
Name: Phil Harries
Position:BMF Central Wales Area Representative
Email: dpharries1@aol.com
Mobile: 07968 168 486
Name: vacant
Position:Regional Chairman
Name: Peter Laidlaw
Position:Deputy Chairman
Email: laidlawsoln1@ntlworld.com
Telephone: 01282 776336
Mobile: 07939 260524
Name: Dave Barton
Position:Rep/councillor
Email: bmf_r9@notrab.co.uk
Telephone: 01772 455018
Mobile: 07971 519004
Name: Jim Bradburn (local clubs)
Position:CHESHIRE
Email: jimbradburn@hotmail.co.uk
Telephone: 01606 836782
Name: EAST LANCASHIRE
Position:Mick Gibbons
Email: mick.gibbonsindarwen@googlemail.com
Telephone: 01254 706174
Name: Ste Bartley
Position:BOLTON
Email: ste.bartley@googlemail.com
Telephone: 01254 278187
Name: Howard Anderson
Position:Regional Chairman
Telephone: 028 40 627896
Name: Tony Bloomfield (treasurer)
Position:CO. TYRONE
Telephone: 020 89 521879
Mobile: tony@aughinlark.freeserve.co.uk
Name: Davy Gillespie (club liaison)
Position:CO. ANTRIM
Email: gwocni@hotmail.com
Telephone: 02893 350495
Mobile: 07882 525777
Name: Peri Gillespie
Position:CO. ANTRIM
Email: peri_gillespie@hotmail.com
Telephone: 028 93 350495
Name: WJA Selfridge
Position:CO. DERRY/LONDONDERRY
Email: gi1jhq@hotmail.com
Mobile: 07842 424 422
Join BMF

By becoming a member of the BMF you will be helping to fund an organisation that represents the interests of YOU and YOUR fellow motorcyclists.

The British Motorcycling Federation (BMF) was formed in 1960 and is now the UK’s largest motorcycling organisation. The BMF is united by a love of motorcycling, and aims to represent its members by safeguarding their rights on and off the road.

  • Campaigning on issues that affect the liberty, safety and security of motorcyclists in the UK by lobbying MPs, MEPs, ministers, commissioners and committees
  • Providing a voice through specialist lobbyists and volunteers
  • Representing British motorcyclists in Europe through FEMA (Federation of European Motorcyclists Association) and FIM (Federation of International Motorcyclists)
  • Providing over 80,000 members with benefits such as preferred insurance rates, touring advice, discounts, our bi-monthly magazine ‘Motorcycle Rider’ and our own Visa credit card.
  • Providing support to over 350 affiliated motorcycle clubs
  • Holding bike shows across the country, the BMF show at Peterborough attracting around 100,000 visitors

Membership costs £26.00 (£32.00 for joint membership). You can pay via Paypal or Direct Debit, saving money on renewals.

Benefits

As a member you will be part of an organisation with over 80,000 members made up of individual members and affiliated clubs making the BMF a powerful voice in campaigning to safeguard the rights of motorcyclists. In addition a range of member benefits can quickly repay your membership fee - benefits such as preferred insurance rates, hotel and ferry discounts, touring advice and even our own Visa credit card to help you pay for it!

Member’s receive the BMF’s bi-monthly magazine Motorcycle Rider with the latest road tests, interesting articles and campaign news. Read more about Motorcycle Rider magazine.

Save money with AFerry.co.uk, Perkins Slade – Euro Plus, Weekend leisure breaks (Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Express by Holiday Inn hotels across the UK, Europe and the Middle East), Bike-Astur Motorcycle Tours, Scotlandbybike.com, Moto-Abruzzo (Italy), Cotswold Outdoor, www.motoursonline.com, Nutt Travel, BMF Rider Training, RAC Motoring Services and more.

Individual Membership

Many people are affiliated BMF members through their club, but only individual members receive Motorcycle Rider magazine. Why not become a full member, receive the quarterly magazine and, in so doing, help support riders’ rights by funding the British Motorcyclists Federation. As a member you will be part of an organisation with over 80,000 members made up of individual members and affiliated clubs making the BMF a powerful voice in campaigning to safeguard the rights of motorcyclists. In addition a range of member benefits can quickly repay your membership fee - benefits such as preferred insurance rates, hotel and ferry discounts, touring advice and even our own Visa credit card to help you pay for it! Member’s receive the BMF’s bi-monthly magazine ‘Motorcycle Rider’ with the latest road tests, interesting articles and campaign news.

Benefits

In a new partnership deal with Bikesure, a new insurance product has been created which has the interests of BMF members at heart in giving specially negotiated discounts whilst being flexible enough to cover all types of bikes and most circumstances. The new product is ‘BMF Insurance’ and will be managed fully by the Bikesure staff at their Adrian Flux offices. The deal includes BMF membership and up to 25% discount. Benefits on most Bikesure policies include:

  • Multibike discounts
  • Optional breakdown cover
  • Optional personal injury cover
  • Free £100,000 legal cover
  • Optional helmet and leathers cover up to £1,000
  • Limited mileage discounts
  • Discounts for experienced riders and security precautions

As well as paying the BMF a generous commission for each new policy taken out and each policy renewed, Bikesure will donate £1,000 to a charity of the Federation’s choice once 100 members have taken out new policies via the dedicated phone number into the broker’s UK-based call centre.

CALL 0800 587 2955 TO SAVE!

Perkins Slade – Euro Plus
A combined travel and breakdown insurance, which covers Continental Europe and extends to the Azores, Balearics, Egypt, Morocco, Russia, Tunisia and Turkey*, including the UK part of your journey.
*Please note that breakdown cover is limited to Continental Europe only and excludes these countries. Single trip or annual cover available. Apply for cover from our brokers Perkins Slade on 0121 698 8027. Please apply at least five working days before travel.

Weekend leisure breaks
Enjoy 25% off over 400 participating Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Express by Holiday Inn hotels across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. To book from the UK, call 0870 400 8135 and quote ‘exclusive rate’. To book from the Republic of Ireland, call 1 800 55 31 55. Terms and conditions apply and will be advised at the time of booking.

Bike-Astur Motorcycle Tours
Choose from Bring Your Own Bike tours (Brittany Ferries Plymouth-Santander) or our Fly-Ride tours (Stansted-Santander). Explore the Picos de Europa with resident English guides. BMF members qualify for 5% individual discounts on Fly-Ride tours for groups up to five persons. If six people book, everyone gets a 10% discount. www.bike-astur.com or email info@bike-astur.com

Scotlandbybike.com
Scotlandbybike would like to offer all BMF members that hire a bike a 12% discount. We offer a 10% discount on tours and the same again on Advanced Training. Please visit our comprehensive website www.scotlandbybike.com

Moto-Abruzzo, Italy
Moto-Abruzzo is pleased to offer BMF members a 10% discount on biker B&B or touring/training in the beautiful Abruzzo region of Italy. Please contact Karl and Janet Bianchini: call 0039 085 841 673 or email enquiries@moto-abruzzo.co.uk

Cotswold Outdoor
Whether you’re into touring or just enjoy a blast on a track day, we’ve got you covered at Cotswold Outdoor; from GPS to technical base layers keeping you dry and comfortable in your leathers. Cotswold Outdoor Stores now offers all BMF members 10% discount. (T&Cs apply).

Motours
Switzerland, Italy, Morocco and Brittany. We offer tours from April to October. Discounted rates are available on request. Fabulous roads, great scenery and good company. Come and join us for some quality time in quality places. Telephone 01253 893575 or 07783 287851, email info@motoursonline.com or visit www.motoursonline.com

Nutt Travel
Billy Nutt MBE and his Ireland-based tour company specialise in tours of Scotland and Ireland – including ferry crossings between the two. Seventeen routes are on offer, covering a total of 1,395 miles over Scotland and Ireland, allowing the individual rider to choose the ideal length, difficulty and scenery for them. www.nutttravel.com

The Best Rides Motorcycle Atlas - it’s about the journey! Find great rides and routes with the help of this waterproof and tear-proof atlas, which highlights more than 300 of the best rides in the UK. As a special offer for BMF members, Mapsman will donate £3 to the BMF fighting fund for every atlas bought by BMF members, and furthermore BMF members will receive free postage and packing worth £1.94. For more information, please visit www.mapsman.com or call us on 0800 2300 265.

BMF Rider Training
No matter what machine you ride, from moped to superbike, the BMF has a suitable course for everyone: CBT, Pre-test, Direct Access, Rider Plus refresher course and Blue Riband Advanced Rider. To find out more, please contact our Membership Department on 0116 2795 112.

RAC Motoring Services
In partnership with RAC, a special offer of 50% off RAC Breakdown Cover from £28.75 is available to members. To save 50% this year and 25% every year you renew, please contact our Membership Department on 0116 2795 112 for further details.

The BMF represents the best interests of UK motorcyclists whatever they ride. We lobby government and work with government departments and local authorities in order to get the best deal for motorcyclists. We also have a Regional network of volunteers across the UK all working on your behalf. To get involved in any aspect of the BMF’s political work, contact your Regional Chairman or call the BMF campaign office on 0116 279 5112.

Individual Membership

Clubs are broken into two areas: local clubs and national (and one make) clubs. Affiliated clubs benefit from a special public liability affiliated package, and their members enjoy many of the advantages offered to individual BMF members.

Benefits

As a BMF Affiliated Club, you get 50% discount for hosting your own club page here on Motortourer.com so long as you are an affiliate of BMF. All you have to do is create your own free, user profile on Motortourer.com and then go to motortourer.com/clubs and follow the easy steps to create your club online and invite other club members!

BMF affiliation to the Sport and Recreation Alliance means our Affiliated Clubs automatically participate in their unique Civil Liability protection scheme. Details of which may be found in our information sheet “Civil Liability Protection“. Since 2010 we also have included Employers Liability Cover and further details of this can be found in the same information sheet.
Equipment and spares cover is also available at excellent rates. Details of this can be obtained from Perkins Slade on telephone number 0121 698 8160.

National and One Make (NOM) Clubs can send representatives to these meetings, that take place at regular intervals through out the year, and can, through this forum raise concerns which they have at both national and local levels and obtain assistance from other Clubs / BMF in dealing with them.

Local Clubs send representatives to these meetings and can, through these forums raise concerns which they have and obtain assistance from other Clubs / BMF in dealing with them.

Exhibitor space is available to all affiliated clubs at our events. Here clubs can encourage new members and enjoy the fun and camaraderie of a national event. This includes a number of exhibitor passes, allowing club members to attend and man their stand. Details can be found on the events pages of the BMF web site www.bmf.co.uk

Clubs, as part of their affiliation receive, dependent on size, a set number of subscriptions to the BMF magazine Motorcycle Rider. These are mailed to members nominated by the Club.

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Upcoming Events

Event Agenda


Past Events

British Motorcyclists Federation AGM to be held in Halifax on Saturday October 10

2 club members have attended

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Support the Severn Freewheelers at Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival this September

1 club member has attended

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Scotland Rally BMF - August 14-16 2015

1 club member has attended

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NaOMCs Forum: details announced

2 club members have attended

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Helmets off or helmets on while filling up?

james.gill

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What do you think?

Aussie007

Aussie007

I think it doesn't matter - so long as you take it off when paying for it ;)

lisa

lisa

I tend to leave mine on, as i have a pump up lining, which i have to deflate to take off, then when i put it on, have to get my glasses right and then re pump up the inners. Only once have i been asked to take it off. x

JCR

JCR

Always leave mine on, even though now it is an ordinary one, not a flip front as I used for many years.

Aussie007

Aussie007

Back in Queensland (Aust) it was compulsory to remove helmets at service stations. But then again, it's not the most biker-friendly jurisdiction in the world :(

Wire rope barriers? Good or bad?

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What do you think of wire rope barriers on motorways? Do they worry you?

Aussie007

Aussie007

Cheese slicers? I think not a good thing. But I am not sure they are better or worse than the solid metal bars.

JCR

JCR

They are not a good choice. However, in many situations a barrier down the middle of the road dividing the traffic flow makes the overall road safety situation better by a factor of 6-8. In the ideal world governments would always install the least bad barrier which today most highway engineers agree is the smooth concrete type.

IOM TT or MotoGP - which is better?

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IOM TT or MotoGP - which is better?

I'm ashamed to say that I've never been to a MotoGP before, but watch it from the relaxed comfort of my armchair. However I have had the pleasure of going to the IOM TT twice now. It may sound like comparing chalk and cheese, but for exciting racing (and provided you can get a spot close to the track) the IOM TT wins hands-down. Although I am happy to be disproven. I do like being able to see the whole of the race on the GP though.

BMF Shows

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It's a pity about Peterborough no longer being on, but are there any plans to make another motorcycle show/event like this? I'd love to come if so!

How Safe Are Driverless Cars?

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How Safe Are Driverless Cars?

In this article by Wired magazine http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-remotely-kill-jeep-highway/
a team of hackers prove how "easy" it is to take over the brakes, steering and overall control of a Jeep.
We trust a lot in wireless technologies and computers and each time we get into a plane we are putting our lives in the hands of a million little components - sometimes manufactured by the lowest bidding contractors - and whacked together into an aircraft. We seem ok with this in general.

But now we're seeing the emergence of these driverless cars on the road - which can potentially put other drivers (and bikers) at risk. I don't say we shouldn't allow them, but the onus is upon manufacturers to ensure our safety on the road.

What might surprise you to know is that some features you'd think were standard, are sometimes optional extras. Little things like pedestrian detection...

Check this link out: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/auto-braking-volvo-crash-video-proves-self-driving-cars-cant-save-us-our-own-stupidity-1503317