About Right To Ride

Right To Ride was established in 2009 and its purpose and objectives are modelled on traditional riders rights groups that can be found here in the UK, in Europe and the USA.

That main objective of Right To Ride is to carry on activities, in particular (without limitation) to promote awareness and understanding of training, environmental road safety and security issues relating to the use of those vehicles classed in law as motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, motorcycle combinations and tricycles and to research and investigate solutions to these topics.

In other words we will promote and protect that collective lump of metal, rubber and plastic that we could not live without – the motorcycle – and all that it means as part of our way of life.

Right To Ride is formed around its two protagonists Trevor Baird and Elaine Hardy, who both have been involved in Riders Rights for several years if not a couple of decades in various forms.

At Right To Ride we are not formed around a committee with working groups and sub-committees thus we can react very quickly to any issues and more importantly comment in a clear and unobstructed manner.

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Don’t Expect Us To Be Quiet!

As our slogan says “Don’t Expect Us To Quiet!” about riders issues but do expect us to have listened to riders concerns and present these concerns by consultation with and support from riders.

This helps us to define our position on the issues and to explain to the uninitiated about why motorcycling is such an important part of the lives of millions of people not just here in Northern Ireland but across the globe.

Whenever our position is there is always a line that we will not cross when engaging with authorities and decision makers, principles which we will not compromise under any circumstance.

It would be a sad day if we were not able to express our views openly and even forcefully if necessary.

Issues that are the basis of a passionate debate – Caring about the rights and welfare of motorcyclists!

Northern Ireland and Europe

In 2010 we separated out, although these issue can overlap, the European riders issues from the Northern Ireland riders issues.

The legislation on motorcycling that comes from Europe is relentless therefore we set up a new website at www.righttoride.eu

The website concentrates on legislation from the EU Commission and how this is dealt with by the legislative process especially at the European Parliament.

Right To Ride EU has the objective to keep it simple and provide information about legislation from the EU Commission, EU Parliament as well as other motorcycling issues and those from other European countries.


We offer the chance for individual riders and motorcycle clubs to support Right To Ride with our supporters scheme.

There are no membership fees just a commitment as an individual rider or club for your support.

Supporters receive a  supporters card and will always receive our  Press Releases – On – Line Newsletter – Associated Articles.

We need your commitment, not only is knowledge power but numbers from the motorcycle community gives representative power.

We cannot do this without that support and commitment.

We also run a Business supporters scheme which originally had no membership fee. However we would like to do more, but in order to expand our horizons we need financial support.

We understand times are hard and we would not want or expect individuals or clubs to finance us, although donations are welcome.

Riders’ rights in Northern Ireland

We hope we are fulfilling our objectives and using our voice as a fresh and alternative approach with the backing of individual riders, clubs, trainers and anybody else who cares enough.

We have no deals on insurance, travel or cheap clothing.

But if the opportunity arises, we will point you in the right direction – For Free.

No membership fees, nothing but the support of riders, to put the case for riders in the corridors of power.

Please feel free to roam around the website or if you use social media we are on Facebook. You will find all the issues we are involved in and are reporting on throughout the website from news to rider events to consultations to links, a virtual library and campaigns.

Always feel to contact us or comment on our news and articles!

Right To Ride

This website is the online presence of Right To Ride and Write To Ride.

Trevor Baird – Elaine Hardy – Partnership.


Register of Interest Representatives – European Commission – in the context of the European Transparency Initiative.

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Profile registered with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

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