Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

A big thank you from Elaine and myself at Right To Ride to all our individual – club and business supporters and those who have received our updates and news in 2010. To all those who have helped throughout the year in our work, to promote and protect that collective lump of metal, rubber and […]

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Motorcycle Crime Reduction Group

Right To Ride is proud to have been accepted as an associated member of the Motorcycle Crime Reduction Group (MCRG). The MCRG is a partnership made up of representatives from rider interest groups, the insurance and security industries, motorcycle manufacturers and retailers, and the Police with links to, and contributions from, the Home Office. The […]

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Test Review Real Life Conditions

The Minister for Road Safety Mike Penning from the Department for Transport (DfT) in Great Britain has stated that the DfT intends to review the two part motorcycle test and to trial a new, single, on-road motorcycle test. The announced motorcycle test review and subsequent report is the result of work the Department has undertaken […]

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The Road Ahead

While Northern Ireland is in the grip of winter at Right To Ride we are looking ahead for next year, concentrating on the roads we ride and the publication of the Department of the Environment’s Road Safety Strategy. On-line Report Survey! Using the on-line Report Survey you can to help us to build a picture […]

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Ride It Right – BMF

Over at Ride It Right, the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) in Northern Ireland have become involved with other Organisations – Agencies – Motorcycle Clubs and the Motorcycle Community to work together in cooperation to bring together “Ride It Right”. Ride It Right is the only initiative in Northern Ireland that focuses specifically through a partnership […]

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Roadside Reminder

Right to Ride has come across a simple but useful idea and product – which may help when you are heading on your bike or car across to Europe next year, where they drive on the “wrong side” of the road! Indeed if you drive on the “wrong side” of the road and are heading […]

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Ancestors MCC Toy Run

The Ancestors MCC Annual Toy Run from Ballygowan saw a large contingent of bikes, scooters, mopeds, trikes and sidecars head off to the Ulster Hospital Children’s Ward in bright sunshine and freezing temperatures. The run escorted by the PSNI motorcycles, stopped off at Sainsbury’s trailer park Sprucefield and then on to Custom House Square Belfast […]

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Lightmare Support

Right To Ride is supporting Lightmare.org to fight the growing road safety problem of blinding lights which affect drivers’ ability to perceive hazards. These lights put the most vulnerable and less conspicuous road users, for example pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists at risk. Who is Lightmare? Lightmare is a collaboration of worldwide voluntary groups of experienced […]

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Changes for Training

Changes Ahead For Motorcycle Instructors and Riders. Environment Minister Edwin Poots announced on  Monday, 29 November 2010  the introduction of legislation to regulate motorcycle instructors. An Approved Motorcycle Instructor (AMI) Register will start from today and instructors will have a period of six months to register, after which it will be a mandatory requirement for […]

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IMCO Committee

The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) met on the 30th November 2010 to discuss the EU Commission’s proposal for a regulation on type-approval and market surveillance of L-category vehicles. The IMCO is responsible in this context for – the harmonisation of technical standards – The promotion and protection of the economic interests of […]

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Opposing Mandatory ABS

MP Sammy Wilson speaks out regarding mandatory ABS (Advanced Braking Systems) for Northern Ireland bikers. Right To Ride has been in regular contact with Sammy about biking issues and we are delighted that he has once again demonstrated that he listens and is prepared to say it as it is. Wilson Opposes Mandatory ABS For […]

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