Supporting

Right To Ride is supporting and promoting the following initiatives and Associations:

We consider these to be a benefit to motorcycling whether concerned with motorcycle and riders safety or the positive promotion of motorcycling and motorcyclists.

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project-velocity-website-250If you put motorcycles and Northern Ireland together, you’ll always find somebody who draws in people like moths to a candle, especially when racing on our roads or racetracks is involved.

In Northern Ireland we like watching motorbikes speed, we have a passion for it!

Project Velocity is a team based in Northern Ireland made up of students from the Engineering department at Queen’s University.

This team is no different in their passion for speed, which will eventually take them in 2015 to the Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA to acomplish their objective.

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Ride It Right was set up initially regarding issues of the use by motorcyclists of the  Antrim Coast Road. It was the opinion, that there is a minority of riders whose attitude is to use the coast road as a weekend race track and due to their actions, they may be perceived as the majority.

Although these riders’ actions are what are remembered by the public, residents and other users of the coast road, the majority of motorcyclists are not and should not be identified as “the problem”.

The Ride It Right initiative using the web portal brings together motorcycle safety advice from around the globe and focuses on promoting various aspects of motorcycle safety, from – The Rider – The Routes – Initiatives and Riding Tips.

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PSNI Bikesafe rider skills assessment is the perfect introduction to skills on Hazard Awareness – Defensive Riding Technique – Junction Awareness – Cornering – Overtaking.

The Bikesafe team take riders out on an assessed ride, their assessment is based on professional riding techniques and is designed to enhance the skills of riders who have already passed their test.

Topics covered include how to control your bike, the common factors which lead to a collision and advise on how to become a safer, more competent rider.

Bikesafe NI is a Rider Skills Assessment – not Advanced Training.

That part is up to you!

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Right To Ride is supporting the motorcycle safety initiative, the Biker NI Safety Card for Northern Ireland.

The CRASH Card scheme, which was created by the committee of the Ambulance Motorcycle Club, has been in use for nearly two years in England, Scotland and Wales. The card is also in use in Sweden and the USA.

The scheme encourages motorcyclists to place a card inside their crash helmet as a medic alert. This card holds valuable information to aid treatment from the ambulance service in case of an accident, the card also has a gives helpful advice if a rider comes across a road traffic collision, helping the emergency services get the right resources to the scene as quickly as possible.

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First Aid For Riders the safety initiative set up by Right To Ride to provide a tailored First Aid Course for riders of all Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) is now recommending B.I.K.E.R.S. Training, home of the First Bike on Scene (FBoS) – Emergency Response Skills (ERS) to deliver their courses to riders.

The courses are run by Rodge Byrne and Nick Coward of B.I.K.E.R.S. Training, both qualified healthcare professionals and motorcycle enthusiasts, they are acutely aware of the daily risks bikers face on the road.

They are a commercial initiative but are delighted to be working in close partnership with the FBoS UK Ltd, the Police Service of Northern Ireland Bikesafe Team and MAG Ireland – The Irish Motorcyclists’ Association.

First Bike on Scene – Emergency Response Skills is a one-day course covering immediate emergency skills for motorbikers and other road users.

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Right To Ride supports NABD (The National Association of Bikers with a Disability) an organisation that directly helps disabled people to enjoy the freedom and independence of motorcycling.

NABD is a national charity in the UK and has been instrumental in setting up similar groups in Norway, Sweden, France and Japan since its formation in 1991. Northern Ireland is a Region within NABD and the Northern Ireland Rep is JoJo Marshall.

NABD has 7,000+ individual members and the support of over 200 affiliated clubs and businesses, depending mainly on donations from individuals, motorcycle clubs or companies.

These funds are used 100% for the benefit of and services for disabled riders (the administration costs of the association are met from other sources).

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William Joseph Dunlop, OBE, MBE., will long be remembered by bikers world wide and his many friends for his record breaking achievements on the famous Isle of Man TT Mountain circuit.

A group of ardent Joey fans decided to approach his wife Linda, to seek her agreement to raise funds to construct a facility that would be of benefit to the community and also be a fitting memorial in recognition of the varied achievements of the person affectingly known as ‘Yer Maun’.

It was during the initial discussions with Linda and Honda’s Bob McMillan that it was revealed that Joey would have liked to have constructed a facility to benefit people, especially children, with a disability.

Find out full details of the foundation and the continued fund raising efforts.

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Right To Ride supports the recently launched Approved Motorcycle Instructors Association (N.I.) – AMIANI.

The AMIANI represent their members who are motorcycle instructors within Northern Ireland with the aim to provide rider training to a professional standard with safety, courtesy and patience in mind at all times.

As an organisation the AMIANI express their members’ views and concerns about motorcycle tests and Governmental Policies in all aspects of motorcycling and road services.

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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 group as the title suggests is looking at issues surrounding motorcycles and also scooter theft and has identified the specific problems regarding theft which has wider-reaching implications for society at a number of levels.

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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 motorists including scientists, engineers, mathematicians, lawyers and ophthalmologists supported by the leading pedestrian, cycling and motorcycling organisations.

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