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Recently, we looked at how the number of young riders taking the motorcycle test in the UK had fallen off dramatically since the introduction of changes to the test a couple of years ago. Now, however, new figures have emerged which seem to show that the appeal of biking – independence, freedom and the ability to avoid traffic – is shining through again. The overall number of people taking the test is on the rise. That’s good news for the biking community of course; more new riders means there’ll be fewer opportunities for the voices of Britain’s bikers to be ignored, fewer bike shops closing, and, potentially, better deals for those buying bikes, equipment, insurance and the like.
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