National Young Rider Forum

Are young motorcyclists reckless and dangerous or just simply inexperienced and needing support?

The National Young Rider Forum started in 2019 and goes from strength to strength as emerging factors like the GIG economy mean that more young motorcyclists take to two wheels.

Following publication of the National Young Rider Research Report launched at the P2W conference in 2021, forum members are tackling the 17 key recommendations and turning them into rider initiatives to provide a comprehensive support hub for all riders ages 16 to 24 on motorcycles of less than 125CC.

Heidi Duffy MBE, Facilitator, National Young Rider Forum

Heidi Duffy MBE has enjoyed a long and varied career in road safety, starting from her service as a police officer, then road safety assistant with both Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City local road safety teams, followed by 16 years as road casualty reduction manager for Nottinghamshire Police, until retiring in 2017.

However, retirement was found to be lack lustred for Heidi who now enjoys three posts: facilitator for the Shiny Side Up Partnership and the National Young Rider Forum with Via East Midlands, and traffic management officer for Nottinghamshire Police.

Heidi was awarded an MBE for Services to Road Safety in 2015.