“Towns might decide they want to do the right thing by riders and go to someone to ask what criteria is necessary, but who would they go to?” says Shaun who was instrumental in assisting with the first motorcycle friendly region, Glamorgan Spring Bay in Tasmania.
Shaun says it would be ideal to have a national body assisting towns.
“National branding would be good so it is the same across the nation and easily identifiable by riders,” he says.
“In the RV community there is an expected standard for an RV Friendly Town. They have some idea of what they will get.
“Riders would have expectations of what they might get in a Motorcycle Friendly Town, but there is no common ground or national benchmark so it would vary from location to location which could diminish its status.
However, Shaun says a state structure “would also make sense”.
The Motorcycle Council of NSW has setup a committee to look into motorcycle friendly criteria.
Shaun says he is aware riders do not like laws and regulations.