News from Europe from Right To Ride EU.

Right To Ride EU is specifically focused on European issues that affect riders.

General Secretary – FEMA


The Swedish riders organisation SMC is asking some interesting questions. Can you imagine living near Brussels? Can you speak and write English without any problems? The reason for these questions is because the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Association is looking for a new General Secretary. The successful candidate will be FEMA’s 6th General Secretary, the […]

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ACEM – Yesterday’s Rider


ACEM, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, has unveiled its new road safety strategy, the “Safe Ride to the Future” initiative to the world at the 10th International Motorcycle Conference (IfZ) in Cologne, Germany, which coincided with this year’s Intermot motorcycle show. ACEM comments that the document sets out the European motorcycle industry’s commitment to […]

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FIM Institute


The FIM – Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme has proudly announced the inauguration of the FIM Institute. The Institute set up by the FIM is a non-profit organisation which is located in the TechnoPark MotorLand (Alcañiz, Spain), that will develope technological solutions to improve safety in motorsport and sustainability in the world of motorcycling. All of […]

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Save Time And Money


Europe – The Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations FEMA reports that during the summer they carried out mobility tests in various European cities using a combination of different modes of transport. FEMA’s conclusion is that if you want to save time and money – use a bike! However London as a major European city is […]

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Hi-Viz Last Chance Saloon


Last year we published a short survey for riders to complete. The survey asked riders simple questions regarding High Visibility clothing which were: Do You Wear Hi-Viz  (Yes/No)  and your reason for wearing or not wearing Hi-Viz. The lead up to the survey was mainly because of the proposals in France to make the wearing […]

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Playing With Fire


Riding Without A Helmet Is Like Playing With Fire is from a series of “Playing with Fire” posters from the European Youth Forum for Road Safety. If like us at Right To Ride you are the wrong side of your 21st birthday the European Youth Forum for Road Safety Facebook page is worth checking out, […]

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Driverless Cars Competition


At Right To Ride we are not adverse to technology and like to keep abreast with on-going developments in the motorcycle and transport world. ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) have been developed more and more and the concept of driverless cars has been mooted for years. However this form of transport has come one step closer […]

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ACEM 20th Anniversary


ACEM the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers celebrated part of this years 20th Anniversary celebrations with a cocktail reception held on the 24th June at the BMW Brand Store in Brussels. “The event provided an opportunity for former Secretary General Jacques Compagne to say farewell to ACEM members and key EU stakeholders, as he is […]

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USA Motorcycle Lobby

Harley Davidson in Rome

Last year we published an article entitled the – Strong Global Lobby! This started with the statement – Do you know that outside of Europe, motorcycle lobbying, along with Riders Rights, is alive and kicking…….……………. This is certainly true in the USA state of Washington at the Senate Transportation Committee. At the public hearing the […]

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Heavy Quadricycles Tests


Euro NCAP Crash Tests on Heavy Quadricycles Euro NCAP has tested four heavy quadricycles in a special safety campaign. They say that vehicles tested have performed very poorly and some have shown serious risks of life threatening injuries. Adding that although street-legal, quadricycles do not have to pass any of the rigorous crash tests to […]

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Filtering Australia


Here in the UK filtering (riding slowly between stationary or slow moving vehicles) on a motorcycle/scooter/moped is an accepted and legitimate practice. However this has not been “legal” or accepted by authorities in other countries including the Australian State of NSW (New South Wales). However from the 1st July 2014 motorcycle lane filtering will be […]

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