BikersRVoters was the campaign initiative by Right To Ride in Northern Ireland when elections for the Northern Ireland Assembly – Westminster – Councils and the European Parliament came around.

BikersRVoters lobbied at election times for a proper informed intelligent engagement – both ways – with our prospective political representatives.

BikersRVoters enabled prospective candidates and their parties to have a soap box for their electoral agendas on motorcycling issues during elections.

BikersRVoters let riders inform prospective candidates what the main issues were for them! – To inform what they think the politicians should be doing!

It was a continuing message and we lobbied post election on the issues via Right To Ride and Right To Ride EU informing and seeking dialogue on motorcycling issues.

BikersRVoters was a non – political lobby with no allegiance to parties and those divides.

What was important (for us at least) was whether motorcyclists even have a modicum of influence in the “corridors of power” and whether we could have affected policies and legislation regarding motorcycles and other related issues.

BikersRVoters 2015


Our last BikersRVoters campaign was in 2015 as we reactivated our BikersRVoters website for the 2015 General Election.

The date of that general election was been set as 7th May 2015 to elect MPs to the Houses of Parliament.

European Parliament Elections for MEPs took place in 2014 – the next European elections will be in 2019.

Reference to the new councils in Northern Ireland is regards the new super council.

The reform of local government will see the reduction of 26 councils to 11 this process was to be completed by April 2015.

Who Better

Who is in a better position to inform and communicate issues that effect motorcycling than the riders, either as individuals or organised as an effective lobby armed with a knowledge of motorcycling?

Cutting through the raft of information on this website, Right To Ride’s purpose was to engage, to talk, to listen and to debate with – Politicians – Decision makers – Authorities – Other organisations – to work out sensible, practical and political aims and objectives for motorcycling.

The aim was for acceptance and to recognise the advantages motorcycling plays as:

An integral part of road transport, based on evidence and facts that – Economic gains from biking tourism – including motorcycle events – sporting and non sporting – has for Northern Ireland as a whole.

For all to take shared responsibility regarding Road Safety.

The objective was: to inform – listen – debate – with those that do not understand or have a different perspective regarding motorcycling.

To stay engaged – talk – listen to those Politicians – Decision makers – Authorities who fully understand the importance of motorcycling in Northern Ireland.

Motorcyclists are passionate about motorcycling and understand the pleasure of riding a motorcycle

Riders Representation In Northern Ireland

Right To Ride presented motorcycle issues in Northern Ireland since April 2009 until 2015.

We got on with the job in hand to promote and protect motorcycling, especially with regards to proposed legislation.

We were in contact with various politicians – not just MLAs but also MPs and MEPs.

We were in contact with government departments and have met with officials.

We responded to consultations and continued at that time to promote and protect that collective lump of metal, rubber and plastic that we could not live without – the motorcycle – and all that it means as part of our way of life.

And to explain to the uninitiated about why motorcycling is such an important part of the lives of millions of people.

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