Bikers – The Underclass

Earlier this year Right To Ride put together a survey – The Rider’s Perspective – to gauge the views of riders about the potential dangers that they face on the roads, training, risk, collisions as well as their opinions about two motorcycle safety campaign videos which were put out by the Department of the Environment […]

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Trilogy of In-Depth Reports

The Northern Ireland Vehicle Occupant Fatality Report 2015 Right To Ride’s, Dr Elaine Hardy has just completed her third study which looks in-depth at vehicle occupant fatalities in Northern Ireland during 2011 and 2012. The previous two in-depth studies analysed fatalities pertaining to pedestrians and motorcycles with each report drawing out the findings with conclusions […]

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Here’s Looking At You……

Ever since somebody took a 19th century “Sam Browne Belt” and adapted the concept by covering it with high-visibility cloth, then adding reflective material and wore it while riding a motorcycle, there has been a debate whether high-visibility (aka Day Glo or Hi Viz) actually helps riders’ visibility. In 2011 to 2013, rumours were rife […]

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Walking – a Shared Responsibility

The “Northern Ireland Pedestrian Fatality Report 2014” follows Right To Ride’s Dr Elaine Hardy in-depth study of motorcycle fatalities: “Northern Ireland Motorcycle Fatality Report 2012″. Once again, Elaine has again been able to have access to the case files of the Forensic Science Northern Ireland Road Traffic Investigation Team and the Coroner’s Service, Northern Ireland […]

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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 […]

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Settled Back In

At Right To Ride we have settled back in to our routine following our extended trip to mainland Europe. To those who have contacted us and become supporters, welcome to our mailing list and we have a pile of post ready to send out with your supporter’s cards and info. For those who requested Diesel Spill stickers […]

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Round Up – 14th January

For those that don’t visit our websites regularly or follow us Facebook, below is a round up of our articles and some extra information from last week. The supporters events for 2013 are still coming in: from the Ancestors St Paddy’s Party; N.I. Bikers & Trikers Riding For Charity – Quiz Night – In Aid […]

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BMF Comments on Right To Ride

In the latest BMF (British Motorcyclists Federation) members’ magazine – Motorcycle Rider,  Right To Ride is featured in a full page article. The article gives a run down on myself and Elaine and Right To Ride, with mention of our previous background in riders rights and our on-going work at Right To Ride www.righttoride.co.uk 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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The Mystery of EN1317-8

Motorcycle Friendly Crash Barrier Standards – The Mystery of EN1317-8 On Thursday, June 16, the CEN (European Committee for Standardization) technical committee on road equipment (TC226) held its annual meeting in Stockholm.  The draft standard for a road restraint protection system for motorcycles (EN1317-8) was on the agenda. At the meeting, the committee chose to […]

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Angry In France

FFMC – the Fédération Française des Motards en Colère (The French Federation of Angry Bikers) are getting hot under the collar, in fact they are getting very angry. The reason is that their government is planning to introduce a raft of legislation in the name of safety that will not only affect motorcyclists in France, […]

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