Doc John Hinds

Today – 9th July 2015 sees the laying to rest of Doctor John Hinds, after his fatal accident at the Skerries 100 practice session last weekend while providing medical cover. For those from the world of motorcycling and motorcycle racing in Ireland no introduction is needed to “Doc John”  and his colleague Dr Fred McSorley […]

Read More......

New Motorcycle VED Rates

From 1st April 2015 riders of some motorcycles and trikes will see a slight increase in the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) they will have to pay, the increases were announced in this weeks government’s 2015 spring budget. The increase is £1 for a motorcycle between 401cc to 600cc to £59 and Over 600cc to £81 […]

Read More......

Island Trikers Street Level

A cold wet – chilly – day – but well worth it at the Belfast City Hall helping out the Island Trikers with their street collection – if only for the free hugs – as long as you put cash in the bucket – and great craic for the NI Cancer Fund for Children. The […]

Read More......

Epiphany – On Facebook

On our Right To Ride EU Facebook page, one half of the “team” has just had an epiphany after driving in Italy on the Via Aurelia, (through San Remo) which is the main road going down the coast from France to Genoa. The other half at Right To Ride EU had no such epiphany, having […]

Read More......

National Motorcycle Museum Theft

England: National Motorcycle Museum hit by theft of 100 trophies Original Source – BBC News More than 100 trophies worth tens of thousands of pounds have been stolen from the National Motorcycle Museum. Most of the museum’s trophies were taken in the break-in at the site at Bickenhill, Solihull, at about 23:00 BST on Wednesday, […]

Read More......

Fund Raising Cut Off

Tarmacjunkys cutoff for a good cause – you may remember this idea to get an original Levi denim jacket and wack the sleeves off – with the aim to sew on motorcycle patches donated from around the world. Once the cut-off was full of patches, then it was to be auctioned off and the funds […]

Read More......

MAID’en NORN IRON

Maid’en Norn Iron is asking like-minded ladies if they fancy taking part in a two day 300 mile motorcycle ride across Northern Ireland on Saturday 23rd August and Sunday 24th August 2014 and most of all do you like to have fun? If you’ve just answered yes to all of these questions, well then why […]

Read More......

Down But Not Out!

As you may know our website at Right To Ride was “off-line” over a period of two weeks recently. Our host finally resolved the problem, after a certain amount of pushing on our part, pointing out that a previous service had in polite terms messed up our IP addresses and other technical “stuff”. Not Out […]

Read More......

ACEM’s “New” Man

ACEM the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) has announced the appointment of Antonio Perlot as its new Secretary General, with effect from 1 May 2014. Mr Perlot was appointed at the ACEM General Assembly in March 2013 and will replace Jacques Compagne (61), who after 10 years at the helm of ACEM will be […]

Read More......

Outraged At London

Over the last few months we have been reporting on the threat to 300 employees of losing their jobs at the DVA (Driver and Vehicle Agency)  in Northern Ireland. The threat which is now a reality and looks like a foregone conclusion, as the announcement has been made by Ministers in London, to centralise all […]

Read More......

DVA Recognised

The DVA – Driver & Vehicle Agency has been recognised for exceptionally high standards in customer service Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today – Friday 14th February 2014 – congratulated the DVA on retaining the prestigious Customer Service Excellence Standard. The award is given to organisations that demonstrate that they are efficient, effective, excellent, equitable […]

Read More......