Mobile Phone Scourge!

Mobile Phone Scourge! – Distracted Driving – Mark It – Map It! Generally it can be said that a motorcyclist’s lot is a happy one. Out on the road being observant and looking out for our own skin while interacting with other vehicles, however one observation that always crops up from riders is the use […]

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No Surprise – No Accident

“All accidents are the result of prediction failure. Surprise is Nature’s way of telling us we have experienced such a failure. If there is no surprise, there can be no accident” The aim of the ‘No Surprise: No Accident’ campaign is to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes by shifting the way we think about […]

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Bollards At Sainsburys

This may be the last post about the motorcycle parking bay at Sainsburys store on the Bangor Ring Road. The reason for this is because the parking bay has sorted out with the landlords of the retail park by fitting bollards to the bay. Since the store opened in 2011, the design of the motorcycle […]

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Sainsburys – Parking Up!

In November 2011 we reported about the new Sainsbury’s supermarket built in Bangor which had a dedicated motorcycle parking bay opposite the front doors of the new store. The bay, large in size has blockpaving on its surface area which means no sinking sidestands, while the surrounding car park has a “tarmac” surface. The block […]

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The Mines Is For Trials

Back in June we reported that, Ards Borough Council had conducted an “Illegal Motorcycling Operation”, at the Lead Mines in Newtownards, in a clampdown on illegal motorcycling at the local beauty spot. The operation which resulted in turning away motorcycles was reported as a multi-agency operation, co-ordinated by Ards Borough Council and involved the police, […]

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Half Cocked on 20mph!

We have received a response to our article – Saying Plenty About 20. The response is from Gordon Finlay the campaign coordinator for the campaign, which is seeking to have a 20mph default speed limit where people live, without traffic calming on the Ards Peninsula. The campaign is part of a UK wide campaign. To […]

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Saying Plenty About 20

A local road safety campaigner has accused two “weekend motorcyclists” of exceeding 70mph in a County Down seaside village. The accusation, apart from being reported in a local newspaper, The Newtownards Chronicle & the Co. Down Observer, was also related to Right To Ride in a conversation with the local road safety campaigner, Portavogie resident […]

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Sainsburys Bangor

Over on the Right To Ride Facebook page there was some discussion regarding the issue of other vehicles using the motorcycle parking at Sainsburys in Bangor. Back in November 2011 we reported on the new Sainsbury’s being built beside Homebase in Bangor had a dedicated motorcycle parking bay opposite the front doors of the new […]

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Parking Bangor

The bike parking in Bangor Co Down has been there for over ten years – at the very least! So if you are  heading for an ice cream or refreshment in this glorious weather or just a ride out to Bangor check out and use the dedicated motorcycle parking! Glenn Thompson, who was originally involved […]

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Ethanol – USA

California Air Resources Board says E15 ethanol-gas blend won’t appear in California for ‘years’ The AMA (American Motorcyclists Association) says that it, “Has repeatedly expressed concerns to government officials and federal lawmakers about possible damage to motorcycle and ATV engines caused by the inadvertent use of E15 when the new fuel becomes widely available, and […]

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Ethanol in Petrol

Updated 5th January 2014 – See comments Click Here – DfT postpone E10 Introduction Until 2016! Since we originally reported on this campaign by the Yorkshire Region of the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG UK), we have had some background conversations to clarify some of the finer details. The Yorkshire Region of the Motorcycle Action Group […]

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