Motorcycle

Our specialist motoring solicitor Andrew Prendergast is back to guide you through motorcycle legal advice, trials and insurance troubles.

As of March 8, England is still in a national lockdown, and different tiers have not come back into force in England. Don’t get muddled up. It’s easy to do. There has been a raft of law changes that happened throughout the last year so it would be easy to get confused and caught out.

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Can I ride my motorbike?

As of March 8, you still can’t leave your house and ride your motorbike unless an “exception” applies. The biggest change in the law for most bikers is the “exception” that you are now legally permitted:

“to visit a public outdoor place for the purposes of open air recreation”:

“(i) alone,
(ii) with—
(aa) one or more members of their household or their linked household, or
(bb) where open air recreation is being taken as part of providing informal childcare for a child aged 13 or under, one or more members of their linked childcare household, or
(iii) with one other person who is not a member of their household, their linked household, or their linked childcare household,and sub-paragraph (3) applies in determining whether a person is complying with the limits in this paragraph;]”

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