Regulator Advisory Group (RAG)
RAG continues to scan the horizon for any matters of note that could possibly concern our members: priorities include motorcycle access to LEZs; licensing and fuel issues. Over the last six months we have been focused on how we can continue to function within Government COVID 19 guidelines and we are keeping this challenge under review as Government rules and advice change. The Comorg ‘Riding Covid Safe’ guidelines, adopted jointly with other motorcycling groups such as MAG, the BMF, ACU, IAMRoadsmart, TOMCC and the TRF, and which VMCC helped to initiate, are an example of sensible collaborative work which has now gained police endorsement and is likely to lead to greater cooperation in future between all major motorcycling organisations.
Meanwhile Roger continues to apply his thinking to how we might work within the regulations to enable the resumption of more major events like long distance trials. Happily some Sections (e.g. Herefordshire, N. Birmingham and West Wilts) have already modified some of their premier events so that riders either individually, or in small groups, can create their own routes between given locations to create in effect an ‘event’. News of your innovations would be much appreciated for the benefit of all.
RAG members' areas of expertise:
Roger Bibbings (Convenor) - Safety and risk management, regulation, lobbying
Bernard Kuropka - Engineering
Jacqueline Bickerstaff - Legislation Committee FBHVC
Dennis Beale - Flat tankers, DVLA, C&U issues, licensing, testing
David Giles - Trials and off-road
Raymond Albeson - The Scottish motorcycling scene
Peter Henshaw (Records/documents keeper) - Motorcycling journalism and deep marque knowledge