We Ride London is an inclusive campaign acting as the main lobby group for riders of motorcycles, scooters and mopeds in London.
We’re campaigning for:
Protection of lane widths to allow safe lane filtering
Exclusion from congestion and pollution charging
Universal use of bus lanes as pioneered by TfL
Adequate secure motorcycle parking
More action against bike theft and bike-jacking
Whether you are a daily rider of a 20-year-old scooter, a 40-year-old classic, a be-chromed V-twin or the latest sports bike, join us before motorcycles and scooters are banished from London forever.
New daily charges of £12.50 are about to be implemented, which will affect thousands of riders. Almost £1billion is budgeted to support bicycle schemes in the capital, but despite motorcycles and scooters also helping to bust congestion and pollution, there is no budget or policy for bikes.
Before these issues become irreversible, we plan to make London think differently about us.
Over 150,000 motorcycle and scooter riders live or travel in London, with more than 55,000 riding every day, and this number is rising. In 2015, 36 riders were tragically killed on London’s roads. These are not nameless ‘bikers’, they were normal people who simply chose to ride a bike.
Motorcycles and scooters provide an important part of the solution to congestion and pollution on the capital’s roads. We Ride London ask that the city’s authorities provide clearer policies and committed budgets to make riding a bike safer.
It’s time to take positive action that will unify bikers and effect change in how we are treated and looked after on London’s roads. Here’s how to get involved with We Ride London:
Join our social media campaign to show that you ride in London, pictured as your non-biker self, at home or work, holding a crash helmet and tagged #WeRideLondon.
To take it one step further join our awareness rides, riding your motorcycle or scooter wearing your work clothes, ideally with an open-face helmet or with your visor up. There’s no need for excessive revving or burn-outs – we want to show London the real people behind every visor; not a group to be defined merely as bikers, but simply people who choose to ride bikes, and deserve acknowledgement, recognition and positive transport policies in London to keep them safe.