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Motorbikes for greener travel

​Advantages of owning a motorbike

There are many advantages of owning and riding a motorbike, they are:

  • more fuel cost effective than most makes of cars
  • have lower carbon emissions in comparison to cars 
  • more flexible in traffic
  • easier to park
  • maintenance and repair bills are cheaper 
  • better connection with the environment. On a bike, you tend to enjoy your surroundings more, keeping you more alert and making the trip more enjoyable and stress relieving

Safety tips

If you do choose to ride a motorbike, you must always consider your safety and the safety of other road users. You should:

  • make yourself visible
  • always wear protective clothing, even for short trips  
  • constantly monitor your riding and think about what you are doing
  • seek feedback from skilled riders - try a BikeSafe assessment or Advanced Rider training course
  • slow down for approaching bends – accelerate out, but keep to the speed limit. If you’re going too fast, don’t panic - lift your head and look out of the bend in the direction you want to go

Motorcycling safety on the gov.uk website

Learning to ride a motorbike

Information about learning to ride a motorbike or a moped is available in the travel and transport section of this website. 

Motorcycles and mopeds

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