Motorcycle Association for the Disabled (MAD) in Scotland
The Motorcycle Association for the Disabled (MAD) in Scotland was officially formed in August 2009. It aims to create a network of people who through their passion for motorcycling provide support to disabled persons across Scotland.
That old cliché that biking (and triking) brings a sense of freedom is at the heart of what we do. We’re here to support disabled motorcyclists and we believe that freedom of mobility is something to be experienced by all disabled persons so we encourage our members to work in their local communities across Scotland to bring this to life.
Pictured left: a social MAD outing to the Scottish Motorcycle show meeting racing legends - Niall Mackenzie and John McGuiness.
Pictured left: Decorating motorcycle helmets as Easter bonnets raising money for the Scottish Emergency Riders Volunteer Service.
We have a number of founder members across Scotland along with individual and club members who are committed to keeping this network alive. We come from all walks of life – some motorcycle enthusiasts and some real good people who don’t ride but have a belief in what we stand for. There is no representative system – our members are the representatives and we don't do committees - they're a breeding ground for power seekers - we just get involved in giving something back.
Members decide who they help – disability doesn’t discriminate and neither do we!