Archives for February 2014

EU Motorcyclists Forum

The Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations has released a press release about the European Motorcyclists Forum, taking place on 5th and 6th March 2014. Is the Forum on ITS as FEMA claims, a logical step towards better integration of motorcycling in European transport policies? Do riders really want to accept Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) to […]

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Take Another Look

A  poster on the Northern Ireland Ride It Right – motorcycle safety initiative – Facebook page, has been a huge success with the people who have viewed and shared the picture. At Right To Ride we noticed the posters appearing in bus shelters on the Upper Newtownards Road a major route into and out of […]

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BMF: One Voice On EU

The BMF (British Motorcyclists Federation) reports that it continues to represent motorcyclists’ interests at governmental level. The BMF say that, “The government consulted the British Motorcyclists Federation for their recent report, Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union. The report addresses whether the EU has too much power […]

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Responsible Freedom

Usually our posts here on the website get replicated onto our Facebook page, however a post about a graph – “Motorcycle Fatalities in Great Britain between 1927 and 2012″* – on the Facebook page has sparked an interesting debate. Our original comment accompanying the graph was: “MAG UK (Motorcycle Action Group) has been highlighting freedom […]

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DVA Recognised

The DVA – Driver & Vehicle Agency has been recognised for exceptionally high standards in customer service Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today – Friday 14th February 2014 – congratulated the DVA on retaining the prestigious Customer Service Excellence Standard. The award is given to organisations that demonstrate that they are efficient, effective, excellent, equitable […]

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BikeSafe Dates 2014

BikeSafe NI is an initiative run by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), with support from motorcycle industry partners, aimed at reducing the number of motorcycle related casualties. Right To Ride supports the BikeSafe Initiative. By passing on their knowledge, skills and experience, police motorcyclists can advise you on how to become a safer, […]

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A Million Cards

The International Helmet Safety Card One Million Cards Produced And Distributed After three days with our Northern Ireland Biker Safety Card at the Adelaide – Blackhorse Motorcycle Festival in Belfast, news has reached us that one million of the cards have now been produced and distributed worldwide. The card was well received at the festival […]

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Cards At The Show

The Biker NI Safety – CRASH CARD –will be at this weekend’s Adelaide Blackhorse Motorcycle Festival, to be held over the next three days in the New King’s Hall Pavilion – Balmoral – Belfast. The CRASH Card was originally designed by paramedics through the Ambulance Motorcycle Club. The card was launched at last year’s motorcycle […]

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Un-Taxing Times

Update to consultation – Motorists will no longer receive a paper tax disc to fix and exhibit to their vehicle as proof that Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) has been paid in respect of their vehicle. The measure will have effect from 1 October 2014 and will apply to all vehicles. Vehicle Excise Duty: abolishing the […]

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FEMA New Board

The Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA) announces its new board for 2014. On Saturday 1st Ffebruary 2014 FEMA’s members elected a new board ready for 2014’s challenges and re-elected president Frédéric Jeorge. The delegates from the national motorcylists’ organizations got together in Brussels for FEMA’s Annual Committee Meeting 2014. At this meeting the strategy […]

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SORN New Rule

Back in December 2013 we featured an article on SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification). You would need to SORN your bike in the case of not renewing your vehicle licence Tax Disc – VED, because you are taking the vehicle off the road – by law you must notify DVLNI. Every vehicle in Northern Ireland […]

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