It is the second week of April 2020 and we are two weeks into the government lockdown due to the Covid19 virus. This is a script where the ending has yet to be recorded, a story that is exciting and absolutely terrifying.
It has meant that bikers have been unable to get out on the sunny days. Some people have broken the stay at home rule thinking they aren’t hurting anybody. It is probably true that the motorbikes are the best social distancing vehicle￼, but what happens when the inevitable accident takes place? Bike accidents generally involve police cars, ambulances and sometimes fire engines. At a time when emergency services and the national health service are in meltdown we have to ask ourselves do we want to be this extra burden on them?￼￼￼
For some time the mental health motorbike has been speaking to bikers about how the NHS treat them when they are involved in accidents. Generally the support is unbelievably positive but there have been cases where doctors have been quite negative towards bikers. This is something we will look at longer term as it can have an affect on people‘s mental health recovery. There will be a time and place that we look at this but for now we just have to be supporting our doctors and nurses as they really are unsung heroes in this crisis.
Stay strong out there guys think about the riding days that we can look forward to in the near future. You could always join us on social media for our virtual ride outs. We have some great video content of amazing places fellow bikers have shared with us.
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