Archives for June 2014

Restricted 45mph

Speed Awarness on Restricted 45mph Word has reached us that new riders riding on R plates have been stopped by the PSNI and have been “informed” that they are restricted to 45mph and thus are “breaking” the law. However this is not strictly true – naturally if you are doing 45mph in a 30mph limit […]

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“MoT Sculduggery……”

We love this spoof story on “MoT Sculduggery As 100% Pass Rate Investigated In Cookstown” from the Tyrone Tribulations – News from amongst the bushes. The main gist of the story is: “The chief of NI Vehicle Testing Agency has confirmed they have proof of underhand dealings at Cookstown Vehicle Test Centre after a bogus […]

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Filtering Australia

Here in the UK filtering (riding slowly between stationary or slow moving vehicles) on a motorcycle/scooter/moped is an accepted and legitimate practice. However this has not been “legal” or accepted by authorities in other countries including the Australian State of NSW (New South Wales). However from the 1st July 2014 motorcycle lane filtering will be […]

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Children’s Hospice Ride Out

Pictures from last weekends the Quay Vipers MCC – Children’s Hospice Ride Out” From the Quay Vipers MCC Facebook page: “Just like to say a big thank you to all the Clubs and Bikers who supported our Hospice run today.Thanks to all the QVMCC members, great job as always guys. Special thanks to Annmarie Crangle […]

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Care – Courtesy – Consideration

Our “Northern Ireland Motorcycle Fatality Report 2012″ has received a mention in the – Thames Valley Speed Cameras – An independent Report – Speeding And Road Safety. Our study looked at 39 cases relating to motorcycle fatalities in Northern Ireland (UK) between 2004 and 2010. The Thames Valley Report website by Dave Finney looks overall […]

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Non-Slip – Sammy

Updated 23rd June 2014 Sammy Wilson also asked a similar question in the UK Parliament to the Transport Minister – question and reply are below. Updated 20th June 2014 the question asked in the Northern Ireland Assembly by Sammy Wilson has been answered – see below. He can only be described as a motorcycling MLA […]

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Tram Lines

Why you never ride on wet tram lines… Thankfully we don’t have these in Northern Ireland??? Some bad language included!

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