Archives for July 2014

Driverless Cars Competition

At Right To Ride we are not adverse to technology and like to keep abreast with on-going developments in the motorcycle and transport world. ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) have been developed more and more and the concept of driverless cars has been mooted for years. However this form of transport has come one step closer […]

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20mph Limits

Thought you all might be interested in this from the Department for Regional Development (DRD). The Roads (Speed Limit) (No. 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 – looking at reducing the speed limit in Belfast City Center to 20mph and other speed limit changes in other areas in Northern Ireland. So as the document says, “Any […]

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Rocking Riding Roarin’

That was an eventful weekend just passed, one that started out with a puncture and ended up at the “tragic” Belfast Motor Show at the Kings Hall. Fortunately the bits in-between along with a sun drenched Northern Ireland and the inevitable, wet you through to the skin drizzly rain made it all worthwhile! The plans […]

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Moto-Tech – EBR

Right To Ride Business Supporters Moto-Tech announce that they have been appointed as the Official Dealer for EBR Motorcycles in Ireland. Founded in November 2009, rising up from the defunct Buell Motorcycle, EBR stands for Erik Buell Racing (EBR). As EBR say, “EBR superbikes are equal parts art and science. A bike that provides riders—both […]

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RSA – Hide And Seek

MAG Ireland – (The Irish Motorcyclists’ Action Group) have reported on the launch this week of two new television adverts (see below) by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) aimed at raising awareness of motorcyclists among drivers. MAG Ireland say: “The adverts are short at just 20 seconds each and anchored on the premise that: The […]

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BMF Technical Specialist

The BMF (British Motorcyclists Federation) have announced on their Facebook page that they have been joined by Mr Edward Foreman as their Technical Specialist. Graeme Hay the BMFs Government Relations Executive said, “I had the great pleasure of meeting with Mr Edward Foreman on Tuesday, at Bourton-on-the-water. Ted, as he prefers to be known has […]

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Road Runner – July 2014

Road Runner – MAG Ireland Want to find out what’s happening on rider issues south of the border – visit the MAG Ireland website and subscribe to their Road Runner free newsletter. Latest issue has some details on: Consultation process on proposed changes to the practical driving test Report a Road Hazard with FixMyStreet.ie BikeSafe […]

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Belfast Custom Bike Show

Yesterday 19th July 2014 – Right To Rides Trevor Baird headed to the 9th Belfast Custom Bike Show at Custom House Square. Great for a chat and a catch up – apart from the bikes – a bag of mini-dunkin doughnuts and roped in as a judge for the custom show! The nominated charity for […]

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Tax Away!

Today (17th July 2014) sees the closure of Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) offices in Northern Ireland. This is because the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Swansea will now take over full responsibility for all vehicle licensing services from Monday 21st July 2014. Stating the obvious, this means that you will no longer […]

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Facebook Goings On!

Over on our Facebook page, where it is so easy to post up rather than the rigmarole that it takes to post up here, we have been somewhat busy over the last week. Here are the snippets and videos we have been putting up. From videos to information and discussion. You can view and like […]

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ACEM 20th Anniversary

ACEM the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers celebrated part of this years 20th Anniversary celebrations with a cocktail reception held on the 24th June at the BMW Brand Store in Brussels. “The event provided an opportunity for former Secretary General Jacques Compagne to say farewell to ACEM members and key EU stakeholders, as he is […]

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