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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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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EU Motorcyclists Forum

The Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations has released a press release about the European Motorcyclists Forum, taking place on 5th and 6th March 2014. Is the Forum on ITS as FEMA claims, a logical step towards better integration of motorcycling in European transport policies? Do riders really want to accept Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) to […]

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SORN – Down South

For riders down south of the border MAG Ireland, the Irish Motorcyclists’ Action Group, are highlighting changes to the system of declaring a vehicle off road and thus avoiding the requirement to pay motor tax for the period of non use. The existing arrangement is that a vehicle owner got their signature witnessed on forms […]

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“Illegal Motorcycling”

Ards Borough Council – Illegal Motorcycling Operation Turns Away More Than 20 Away From Lead Mines More than 20 people with motorcycles have been turned away from the Lead Mines in Newtownards, in a clampdown on illegal motorcycling at the local beauty spot. The multi-agency operations, co-ordinated by Ards Borough Council and involving the police, […]

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SORN For Irish Riders

MAG Ireland the Irish Riders Rights organisation report that their government are looking to introduce SORN – Statutory Off Road Notification. In their report they state that in the UK, “Under SORN, a vehicle may not be declared off-the-road if it sits on your driveway in a drivable condition.” This statement is incorrect something which […]

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MAG Ireland On Petrol Pumps

MAG Ireland has sought clarification on forecourt rules as they have been made aware of a number of cases where riders were denied petrol at filling stations unless/until they dismount. At Right To Ride we are aware of this situation and letter writing by motorcyclists here in Northern Ireland, however MAG Ireland reports that the […]

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Fighting Theft!

This week the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI), has launched an official security marking scheme called The MASTER Security Scheme to be utilised by its motorcycle members. According to the MCI and listed on the MASTER Security Scheme website, these include BMW Motorad – Honda – Kawasaki – Suzuki – Triumph – Yahama. MCI commented, “The […]

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Presenting At Stormont

On Monday the 11th June Michelle McIlveen MLA hosted a presentation of the Northern Ireland Motorcycle Fatality Report 2012 at Stormont’s Parliament Buildings. Having assaulted Stormont with an uphill walk to the top of the hill Right To Ride’s Elaine Hardy presented the report, which was a study of “Motorcycle Fatalities in Northern Ireland between […]

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Enlightened Minister

In January this year the Minister of the Environment Alex Atwood replied to a question in the Northern Ireland Assembly from Mr Phil Flanagan Sinn Féin, whether his Department has considered requiring drivers to drive with dipped headlights on, at all times between October and March. In his reply the Minister set out the requirements […]

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Trike Parking

Back in June 2011 we reported that that BMW Club Ulster Section (through Campbell Owens the son of one the club’s esteemed club members, Bill Owens), had managed to get some very interesting information on the legalities of parking your motorcycle in our capital city Belfast. He got this from the Department for Regional Development […]

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