Motorcycling is a popular leisure activity and for some people it is a primary mode of transport. Due to having a comparatively lower level of carbon emissions motorcycling can be seen as a more sustainable mode of transport than motoring. While ZetTrans is interested in promoting sustainable travel it should also be recognised that there is a considerable level of safety concerns to be taken into account with this area.
For people interested in motorbikes it is essential to have a good level of knowledge on safety measures such as the appropriate types of clothing and which type of motorbike is most suited to your needs and experience. When these issues are dealt with properly motorcycling can become an effective and enjoyable means of travel and can offer a unique and interesting perspective on Shetland's landscape.
For further information on safety and motorcycling for leisure see the following websites:
- VisitShetland - Shetland By Motorcycle
- Motorcycle Action Group - Scotland
- Motorcycling : THINK! : Roadsafety