EU Demos NI

Northern Ireland Motorcycle Protests Against Against EU Legislation On September 25th

These protests are organised and co-ordinated by the Motorcycle Action Group UK

Right To Ride is not responsible for these protests.

Why Protest?

Our Facts at Right To Ride!

Because the European Commission wants to introduce:

  • Mandatory Advanced Braking Systems on all new bikes – this will ratchet the cost of new bikes up to as much as 30%
  • Mandatory Head lights on all new bikes – this will restrict competition from manufacturers outside the EU and drive up the cost of new bikes
  • Mandatory On Board Diagnostics on all new bikes – this will restrict home repairs and drive up the cost of new bikes
  • Anti-tampering measures to prevent illegal modifications on parts that affect emissions and power and drive up the cost of new bikes.

On a separate note, in the Republic of Ireland, the Road Safety Authority has proposed:

  • The introduction of regulations for the mandatory wearing of high visibility upper body clothing with full sleeves for ride and pillion passenger from 2014 (in consultation with the industry and riders).
  • The UK government has made it clear that they have no intentions of introducing mandatory Hi-Viz.
  • However any introduction of mandatory Hi-Viz in the South will affect us in the North.

Health warning. If you protest, MAG UK has advised the starters to contact the PSNI to let them know as MAG UK will not assume responsibility. We would also add, if you intend to ride on public roads in Northern Ireland, you are strongly advised that the Parade’s Commission should have been informed.

This protest is organised by the Motorcycle Action Group UK, for all information contact the organiser Paddy Tyson at campaigns-coordinator@mag-uk.org or phone 0844 248 0166

Right To Ride is not responsible for these protests. We will be going to Brussels next month to voice our concerns directly to the decision makers.

Further information is below.

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  1. To reiterate the demos in Northern Ireland are organised – co-ordinated – with the Motorcycle Action Group UK.

    These are being discussed and information available using Facebook.

    MAG UK – 25th Sept 2011 – Action Now! EU Hands Off Biking Click Here

    All start points from MAG UK Click Here

    Which includes a start point from Junction 7/8 M1 Sprucfield Park and Ride Lisburn. We do not have any further information regarding this.

    Northern Ireland – RIDE OUT AGAINST PROPOSED EU LAWS Click Here

    Northern Ireland – Ride out in protest of the EU Anti-Tamper laws Click Here

    Northern Ireland – Demonstration Against the EU Click Here

    Demonstration Against the EU – Have changed their demo point from the Belfast City Hall to Sainsburys garage Sprucefield which is near but not at the MAG UK start point at the Sprucfield Park And Ride.

    There also appears to be a demo run from Bangor Seafront Bikepark meeting at 11,30 Sunday morning to meet up with demo at City Hall.

    For all information contact the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG UK)

    Paddy Tyson at campaigns-coordinator@mag-uk.org or phone 0844 248 0166

    Right To Ride is not responsible for these protests.

    We will be going to Brussels next month to voice our concerns directly to the decision makers.

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    Protest Rides Southern Ireland – 25th September

    MAG Ireland has highlighted the various anti-bike proposal protest demonstrations against EU proposals and their own home grown quangos (Mandatory high-viz) which are timed to coincide with MAG UK’s day of action.

    A number of different riders groups, individuals and biker forums are organising protest rides for Sunday 25th September to protest various anti-bike proposals both from the EU (Type approval, etc.) and our own home grown quangos (Mandatory high-viz). Our freedom to ride is under threat as never before. Protests are taking place countrywide, and are timed to coincide with MAG UK’s day of action.

    MAG Ireland have listed the start points for these demonstrations from: Wexford – Galway – Monaghan – Cork – Westmeath – Dublin – with links to the biker forums which contain the full details.

    Full article on the MAG Ireland website – Click Here

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    MAG Ireland “Think Bike” Demo

    Saturday, 24th September 2011

    • Tired of being ignored just because you ride a bike?
    • Fed up with silly rules and regulations?
    • Sick of paying 21% VAT on compulsory safety equipment?
    • Angered about the proposed new rules coming out of the EU?
    • Don’t want compulsory high-viz?

    It’s time to stand up and be counted.
    It’s time to make your voice heard!
    Join us on the MAG Ireland “Think Bike” demo

    MAG Ireland is:

    • a riders rights organisation established by bikers for bikers.
    • a voluntary non-profit organisation funded primarily by our members
    subscriptions.
    • actively promoting motorcycle use.
    • working to prevent arbitrary restrictions on motorcycle riders.

    MAG Ireland exists to promote and protect motorcycling for motorcyclists in Ireland. If you care about your freedom to ride a bike, JOIN US!

    Poster – Click Here