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Brooklands hosting virtual motorcycle day

Premiering at 10:15 (UK time) on the 4th July on the Brooklands YouTube channel. After three months of Lockdown the Government have announced an easing of the COVID-19 restrictions. Also this week Brooklands Museum have announced that they will remain closed, but will be working towards a re-opening in August.

COVID-19 Update - UK ride-out guidance restated

The law in the UK, as it currently stands (26th June 2020), is very specific about how many people are allowed to meet up outside. This is not the same as Social Distancing which is a guideline, this is the law. We would request that all Branches keep to their country's laws when acting in the name of the TOMCC.

Alberto Naska reviews Triumph Roadster range

Street Triple RS, Speed Triple RS, and Daytona Moto2 models are tested and reviewed by Alberto Naska at the Misano circuit in Italy. Don't worry though, he did an English version of the video as well as an Italian version. Having also tested all three we agree with his conclusions - but watch the video to see for yourself.

Last Chance to Have Your Say in Hackney

Motorcycle parking is under threat in London with Hackney running a consultation on charging for motorcycle bays. They would usually have 'drop-in' sessions to present the results of the online consultation but those have now been changed to sessions being held over Zoom and require registration.

Triumph Launch Electrically-Powered Bicycle

Yes, you read it right. Triumph's latest two-wheeled product doesn't have an internal combustion engine! Designed in the UK by Triumph this marks a first in Triumph's 118 year history. Could it be claimed to be a motorcycle (Triumph do state that it's a bicycle) and allow Full Membership of the Club? Read on to find out.

CoMO issue UK Guidelines on Riding during Coronavirus

The Coalition of Motorcycling Organisations (CoMO) has today issued guidelines to help motorcyclists in the UK continue to enjoy riding whilst staying safe (and within the law) with the current Coronavirus situation. Advice on group rides which have now started back up again is also given.

Triumph's June 2020 Offers Available Now!

Triumph have announced offers on purchasing new Triumphs for the month of June. With dealerships opening up again worldwide, Triumph are keen to make up for the time spent in lockdown - March/April/May would have been their biggest sales period of the year. There are deals to be made.

UK Motorcycle Live Postponed

This year's Motorcycle Live at the NEC (Birmingham, UK) has been postponed. Though if you were thinking of turning up on the day then it has effectively been cancelled. Their statement does not indicate what is happening with tickets that have been booked or stand space that may have already been paid for.

MCIA Initiative to Promote Motorcycle Use

Why we know two-wheels is the solution for the 'new normal'. The campaign is to draw attention to motorcycles & scooters as the answer to not using public transport during the pandemic and of course beyond. A new website has been created along with a radio campaign promoted by Motorcycle News (Bauer Media).

Triumph announce 400 redundancies

240 of those jobs will be at Hinckley. In a statement from Triumph Motorcycles they have announced global job cuts of 400 staff of which more than half will be at Hinckley. Exactly which jobs are going have not been specified at this stage but this apparently does include the 50 job cuts that were announced previously.

British GP 2020 Cancelled

The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the cancellation of the British and Australian Grands Prix. The ongoing coronavirus outbreak and resulting calendar changes have obliged the cancellation of both events. If you booked a ticket you can choose whether to transfer it to 2021 or get a refund.

England Dealer Network open from 1st June

From 1st June Triumph dealerships in England will be back open for business following advice received from the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA). Social distancing rules are being practiced by all the dealerships. No news for Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland but Dublin Triumph is back open already.

Triumph launch Bond Edition Scrambler 1200

Limited to 250 models world wide, Triumph are launching a version of their excellent Scrambler 1200 motorcycle range to celebrate the machine being used in the forthcoming 007 James Bond movie. It will retail at £18500 in the UK (€19500 in Europe, $18500 in the USA) and is based on the Scrambler 1200 XE.

ACU and AMCA plan return to Motorcycle Sport

The ACU, in partnership with the ACMA, have decided that a phased return to sporting events will commence in parallel with the UK Government's Step Three. This will coincide with the reopening of all remaining business, public places and leisure facilities which have been required to close during the crisis.

UK Government Supporting Motorcycle Use

The Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, has recognised motorcycles as an important form of transport. In response to a question by Julian Lewis - a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Motorcycling - Mr Shapps agreed that motorbikes play a key role in delivering billions of commuting miles in the country.

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