Archives for July 2015

“Bike Aware” – MAG Ireland

MAG Ireland calls on motorists to be “Bike Aware” If your heading down South this weekend MAG Ireland – The Irish Motorcyclists’ Association – is calling on motorists to be “Bike Aware” so maybe, just maybe other vehicle drivers will be looking out for motorcyclists? MAG Ireland is calling for drivers to be “Bike Aware” […]

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MAG – On Trike Helmets

The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has sent out a press release about the DOE’s (Department of the Environment – Northern Ireland) recent consultation which proposes the mandatory wearing of helmets by trike riders and their passengers on public roads. MAG’s opposition to this proposal reflects the groups continued opposition of the enforcement of compulsory helmet […]

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Discovering – Project Velocity

If you haven’t discovered Project Velocity, the small team of highly motivated final year Masters students studying Mechanical Engineering at Queens University, Belfast in Northern Ireland – The Discovery Channel certainly has. The aim of Project Velocity, formed in 2011, is to design a full fairing motorcycle to take to the Bonneville Salt Flats in […]

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FBoS Courses – Autumn Winter

New dates for FBoS (First Bike On Scene) courses for this Autumn and Winter in Ireland. Hopefully there is a date to suit you and all courses are also open to anyone looking to re-certify their current FBoS skills. If there are any clubs still looking for a group booking please get in touch as […]

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Belfast Custom Bike Show

A great day out, at the 10th Anniversary Custom Bike Show at Custom House Square, apart from the passing shower that settled overhead and gave the show a damping down of rain mixed with a heavy drizzle. Fantastic to run into a pile of folk and chat and catch up with what is going on, […]

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PTW – The Significant Role

News from FEMA about the White Paper on Transport FEMA – The Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations reports that the European Parliament’s Transport Committee ‘stresses that motorcycles play a significant role in sustainable mobility, especially in urban areas where they contribute to tackling congestion and parking problems’. Back in March we reported on the E.U. […]

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MoT – Brakes On

Last year (March 2014) we reported on the trials to introduce a roller brake test for motorcycles going through their MoT inspection at the Northern Irelands test – MoT – Centres. This change was introduced on 6th October 2014, with the NI Direct Government Services website stating: “Following the introduction of new EU legislation, the […]

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Doc John Hinds

Today – 9th July 2015 sees the laying to rest of Doctor John Hinds, after his fatal accident at the Skerries 100 practice session last weekend while providing medical cover. For those from the world of motorcycling and motorcycle racing in Ireland no introduction is needed to “Doc John”  and his colleague Dr Fred McSorley […]

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FIM Safety Malta – Insurance

Perhaps because we are getting a bit jaded or just because as Right To ride EU we will be retiring shortly, but this conference in a long line of endless safety conferences seems the same as the last one and the last one before that. They all appear to be an exercise cerebral masturbation. While […]

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Fake Motorcycle Helmets

Paramedics and Road Safety Professionals Warn about FAKE Motorcycle Helmets The Ambulance Motorcycle Club www.ambulancemotorcycleclub.co.uk are warning motorcyclists about the dangers of purchasing motorcycle helmets on Internet auction sites. Motorcyclists are required by law to wear a safety helmet which must be type approved. This single piece of personal safety equipment is vital in protecting […]

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Fresh Insight – Type Approval

Everything you need to know about Type Approval The British Motorcyclists Federation’s (BMF) automotive engineering expert Ted Foreman provides useful information for those unsure about exactly what this EU-wide regulation means. Ted certainly gives a a fresh insight into this often misunderstood subject, with a sane and responsible article! As the BMF ask, Why do […]

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