Adieu! – Life Changes!

As some as you already know we at Right To Ride, have made a life changing decision, which is to “retire” from riders’ rights, close down Right To Ride and head to a warmer climate. That warmer climate is situated in France in Aquitaine close by the Dordogne River in a small “bastide” town. This […]

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Purple Princesses Ride Again

On the 22nd and 23rd of August 2015 a group of up to 100 lady bikers and a few blokes are taking to the roads of Northern Ireland and completing a 300 mile motorcycle ride across the province. Beginning in Stormont on the Saturday morning, leaving at 10am, the ladies all dressed in Purple are […]

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Bikers – The Underclass

Earlier this year Right To Ride put together a survey – The Rider’s Perspective – to gauge the views of riders about the potential dangers that they face on the roads, training, risk, collisions as well as their opinions about two motorcycle safety campaign videos which were put out by the Department of the Environment […]

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Trilogy of In-Depth Reports

The Northern Ireland Vehicle Occupant Fatality Report 2015 Right To Ride’s, Dr Elaine Hardy has just completed her third study which looks in-depth at vehicle occupant fatalities in Northern Ireland during 2011 and 2012. The previous two in-depth studies analysed fatalities pertaining to pedestrians and motorcycles with each report drawing out the findings with conclusions […]

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New Bus Lanes – Revealed

New Bus Lanes are to be introduced in Belfast on the Upper Newtownards Road in Belfast on Monday 10th August 2015. While out and about we pictured the signs in place ready to reveal the Bus Lane use and which vehicles will be permitted to use them. One rider commented on our Facebook page, “Can’t […]

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“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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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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