MCIA LAUNCHES BREXIT GROUP
September 19 2016.


The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) is continuing its response to Brexit by forming a working group for members and through developing an open forum website for the whole industry.


The first special member group meeting was held earlier this week on Monday the 12th of September at the MCIA offices in Coventry. It will meet regularly and aims to develop a post-Brexit case for motorcycling and to coordinate the industry’s response to questions posed by various government departments.

Top of the agenda will be the opportunity to review the licence, training, and testing regime that supports new riders.

As businesses and organisations across a number of industries monitor the impact of Brexit, MCIA will use the time to collect views within the wider motorcycle industry through an open comment forum housed at www.mciabrexit.co.uk

The website is open to anyone working in any capacity in the motorcycle industry; they do not need to be a member of the MCIA. It invites people to identify concerns, issues or potential opportunities open to the motorcycle industry on any EU-related matter, which can then be fed back to the working group.

The most common concerns and opportunities will help formulate a cohesive industry response to be translated into recommendations to the relevant authorities, to influence the post-Brexit environment for motorcycling.

Membership Manager Sandra Dennis, who is co-ordinating the Brexit Special Member Group and open forum website, said; “The website will allow us to collate feedback from everyone in the industry and to work on proposals to help support and promote motorcycling. Obviously all work done on behalf of the industry is funded by MCIA members and we would urge those not currently in membership, to think about joining at this important stage.”