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BMF on the EU referendum: ‘We need to continue business as usual’

The British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) has issued a statement about the result of the EU referendum.

Motorcyclists should rest assured of one thing at least; the BMF will be monitoring the changes that will occur as a result of the referendum vote and will continue to pursue, promote and protect the interests of motorcyclists in a changing world.

Right now the BMF has considerably more questions than answers. This should not be surprising since currently the UK has no clear vision of its future relationship with the EU and no strategy for getting there. What we must do is identify any threats and opportunities that will arise as progress is made in implementing the UK’s exit from the EU.

For the time being the UK is still a member of the EU and we need to continue business as usual. The BMF will remain a member of FEMA for the foreseeable future, indeed for as long as it seems to be necessary or advantageous to represent UK motorcyclists interests in Europe. In the longer term the relevance of FEMA to motorcycling in the UK will depend on the results of negotiations between the UK and the EU.

As those negotiations progress we can promise this: to work to represent motorcyclists’ interests and to safeguard the future of UK motorcycling. There will, no doubt, be challenges to overcome, but there will also be opportunities. We will be ready for whatever comes next.

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The British Motorcyclists Federation is an active member of FEMA.