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  • Recent Comments

    • Adieu! – Life Changes! (2)

         
      • David M - This is just an "au revoir" 🙂 18th August 2015
      • Steve Rowe - Sorry to see you go - you made the very ... 15th August 2015

    • Transport Mid Term Review (4)

         
      • bob craven - I did qualify my statement by saying Perhaps. I have ... 21st July 2015
      • Right To Ride - Apart from the stereotypical "returning biker" - "mid-life crises" supposition ... 18th July 2015
      • bob craven - Looks to me like those men aged 25 to 50 ... 17th July 2015
      • Right To Ride - The draft report from Wim van de Camp has been ... 2nd April 2015

    • PTW - The Significant Role (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - FIM Europe welcomes action in favour of safer motorcycling by ... 18th July 2015

    • FIM Safety in Malta - Insurance (1)

         
      • Elaine - In Italian the saying is "Meglio non smuovere le puzze" 9th July 2015

    • No Surprise - No Accident (1)

         
      • Javi (rider BCN) - I totally agree with this.... Nice article.. congratulations ... The longer ... 31st March 2015

    • USA - Vision Zero (1)

         
      • paddyj576 - All the stake-holders have to input to this type of ... 14th March 2015

    • Road Traffic Prosecuted Abroad (4)

         
      • Right To Ride - Rules and FAQs The European Commission has produced a website ... 11th February 2015
      • Right To Ride - EU-wide information exchange on traffic offences Some more on how ... 11th February 2015
      • Pat W Jameson - Woops - spelling! Its all so frustrating and unnecessary - ... 11th February 2015
      • Pat W Jameson - Its all so unnessasary. Just vote UKIP! 11th February 2015

    • Filtering & Helmets (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - More on Fitering Australia Filtering NSW - New South Wales ... 28th January 2015

    • Why Motorcyclists Crash (2)

         
      • NOSMO - The answer to solving the majority of motorcycle problems[accide nts] is ... 20th January 2015
      • bob craven - Basically what Kevin was saying is what I learned in ... 15th November 2014

    • Fatalities Drop - USA (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - American Motorcycle Association on the fatality reduction in the USA ... 9th January 2015

    • Health With Bikes (2)

         
      • Elaine - I don't think anybody suggests accepting death and injury as ... 8th December 2014
      • chris - I agree with the ETSC. 1.2 million people die on ... 7th December 2014

    • Future Tense (1)

         
      • David L Hough - From the standpoint of a yank on the other side ... 14th November 2014

    • ETSC - Ebola (1)

         
      • Steve Rowe - We all know politicians too well and they will spin ... 6th November 2014

    • Event Data Recorder Devices (2)

         
      • Declan McGuire - Thanks for a very informative post. Insurance companies here in ... 30th October 2014
      • bob craven - Many drivers are now using similar devices in order to ... 30th October 2014

    • Here's Looking At You...... (1)

         
      • John Donnelly - I agree, road safety is a complex, issue. Wearing hi ... 13th October 2014

    • Walking – a Shared Responsibility (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - The 2014 National Road Safety Conference Right To Ride's Dr ... 2nd October 2014

    • Guardrails Kill Motorcyclists (4)

         
      • Back Roads Rider - No mention from SMC of the Swedish Governments upgrading, replacement ... 1st October 2014
      • Andy Baker - In a reply from Mr Hayes the minister responsible he ... 27th September 2014
      • Right To Ride - Thanks Pat for your comment - unfortunately you don't seem ... 24th September 2014
      • Pat W Jameson - Whatever is on the side of the road is dangerous ... 24th September 2014

    • Save Time And Money (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Mobility test 15 cities 8 countries in Europe 2014 Italy, ... 24th September 2014

    • Hi-Viz Last Chance Saloon (1)

         
      • bob craven - I have no problem with added conspicuity whether it be ... 22nd September 2014

    • A11 Riders Action Group (3)

         
      • Andy Baker - Hi the next stage of our campaign is a Protest ... 22nd September 2014
      • Andy Baker - Thanks for your un wavering support on this subject, we ... 11th September 2014
      • Right To Ride - Link to Anglia UTV Article 26th August 2014

    • Filtering Australia (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Australian Capital Territory - Filtering Trial The Australian Capital Territory ... 29th August 2014

    • Driverless Cars Competition (4)

         
      • Right To Ride - Is nothing new - 1960 - love the music 11th August 2014
      • Steve Rowe - I understand your frustration Ginny, but I have a question ... 7th August 2014
      • ginny close - Why don't we cut out all this middle stuff, just ... 5th August 2014
      • Steve Rowe - Brilliant video – firstly, don’t we already have a driverless ... 4th August 2014

    • BMF Technical Specialist (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - It seems strange that the example of, "huge sloping "a" ... 24th July 2014

    • French Rider Awareness (1)

         
      • Steve Rowe - Excellent - I forwarded it to my own Department of ... 6th July 2014

    • Wooden Barriers (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Another wooden crash barrier - slightly different design! 1st June 2014

    • Reducing Injuries Consultation EU (1)

         
      • Mark Steele - Intelligent Transport systems pose a risk to motorcyclists due to ... 21st May 2014

    • Ethanol in Petrol (19)

         
      • Right To Ride - Is this another nail in the coffin of ethanol? “Motorcycle ... 4th March 2014
      • Right To Ride - Farm Bill Removes Subsidies for Biofuel Blender Pumps The Motorcycle ... 3rd February 2014
      • Steve Rowe - Here is an update from the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) ... 24th January 2014
      • Steve Rowe - Excellent news and my personal thanks go to ‘Right To ... 6th January 2014
      • Right To Ride - EAST Yorkhire MAG (Motorcycle Action Group) Finally, some good news ... 5th January 2014
      • Steve Rowe - The MRF (Motorcycle Riders Foundation) reported that on 15 November ... 27th November 2013
      • Right To Ride - Recieved via Steve Rowe I received an email informing me ... 3rd September 2013
      • Right To Ride - AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) is lobbying on E15 Fuel bring ... 10th May 2013
      • I love my bike - Just reading my Briggs & Stratton mower operating and maintenance ... 28th April 2013
      • Steve Rowe - I have had an email from Michael Wright, Biofuels Regulation ... 10th April 2013
      • Right To Ride - E10 From ACEM the motorcycle industry in Europe a list ... 10th April 2013
      • Steve Rowe - Just to keep everyone updated on this issue I had ... 24th December 2012
      • Right To Ride - Thanks for that Steve, although it is an issue we ... 9th December 2012
      • Steve Rowe - When I first read this I thought that the BMF ... 9th December 2012
      • Right To Ride - Ethanol fuel scare-mongering dispelled 6th December 2012 There have been ... 7th December 2012
      • Steve Rowe - There is now an e-petition urging the government to adopt ... 20th November 2012
      • Right To Ride - Updated 17th November 2012 Since we originally reported on this ... 17th November 2012
      • Charlie Wyatt - We need to know where we can buy E0 petrol ... 11th November 2012
      • Paul McQueen - I hope enough noise can be made to prevent the ... 8th November 2012

    • EU Motorcyclists Forum (3)

         
      • Steve Rowe - I’m with you Elaine – a lot of our data ... 2nd March 2014
      • Elaine - "Every single piece of data is stored in the so ... 27th February 2014
      • Right To Ride - Is this what ITS and motorcycle integration really means? Chak ... 27th February 2014

    • Royal Seal of Approval (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - British Paramedic and Secretary General of the British Ambulance Motorcycle ... 13th February 2014

    • MEPs Back RWT (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - APROVAL OF AGRREMENT Roadworthiness package Rapporteurs: Werner Kuhn (EPP; DE) ... 1st February 2014

    • ITS Wired World (2)

         
      • Right To Ride - Black Box Bill 21st January 2014 Contact: Jeff Hennie, Vice ... 23rd January 2014
      • Right To Ride - New black box legislation does not go far enough to ... 23rd January 2014

    • Motorcycle RWT - 2022 (7)

         
      • Right To Ride - EU compromise on periodic inspection (PKK) When NMCUs Hans Petter ... 20th January 2014
      • Right To Ride - Council European Union A bit more info on the Roadworthiness ... 19th December 2013
      • Right To Ride - FEMA - Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations Reasonable compromise reached ... 19th December 2013
      • Right To Ride - MAG UK This basically means that PTI has been referred ... 19th December 2013
      • Right To Ride - MAG Ireland Roadworthiness Testing – Deferred until 2022 The evidence ... 19th December 2013
      • Right To Ride - MAG Netherlands Success: motorcycles remain outside European APK! The Motorcyclists ... 19th December 2013
      • Right To Ride - FFMC - French Riders Group - ON RWT Compromise in ... 19th December 2013

    • Hi Viz All Over! (1)

         
      • Nicholas Mellor - I think High-Viz is a good idea but it shouldn't ... 25th December 2013

    • Autonomous Driving (7)

         
      • Elaine - Reference previous - it's a metaphor - i.e. riding without ... 9th December 2013
      • Elaine - Sleepy Hollow comes to mind... headless riders. (evil laugh).... great ... 8th December 2013
      • Steve Rowe - It appears the UK wants to go one further and ... 8th December 2013
      • Bob - So... what happens when one 'driver' in the chain falls ... 2nd September 2013
      • René Bertin - I haven't yet watched the video nor perused the site, ... 30th August 2013
      • Right To Ride - Thanks Steve for the comedy reply 😉 I did see ... 30th August 2013
      • Steve Rowe - Jeez - I'm glad you told me about this as ... 30th August 2013

    • EU Petitions (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Silly Petition? All this may seem complicated however as this ... 8th December 2013

    • Trialogues - Is RWT In? (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - From FBMC one of the Belgium riders organisations - their ... 1st December 2013

    • Ethanol - USA (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Introduction of E15 fuel into the U.S. marketplace may stall ... 16th November 2013

    • How Many Devices! (2)

         
      • Steve Rowe - Got to agree as my own experiences of seeing drivers ... 6th November 2013
      • Neil John - Very good, even got my favorite, turning to face the ... 4th November 2013

    • Financing Riders Rights! (1)

         
      • Steve Rowe - Totally agree – and with regards to FEMA’s statement ‘people ... 12th October 2013

    • Looking for Simon’s Tree (1)

         
      • Doug Smith - They Found Simon's Tree Hi Trevor. We made it. We ... 11th October 2013

    • ABS Will Sell Well? (3)

         
      • Right To Ride - Maybe what will be created is a new riders or ... 4th October 2013
      • Bob Craven - Looks and sounds to be the best thing since sliced ... 3rd October 2013
      • Right To Ride - Is this the law of physics catching up with the ... 2nd October 2013

    • Ban On Cable Barriers (4)

         
      • Right To Ride - Hi Blob We think we see what you are getting ... 2nd October 2013
      • Blob - What are you going to ban next, stop signs? How ... 1st October 2013
      • phantom - Hopefully they follow suit too, they have them along the ... 30th September 2013
      • Bob Craven - Just hope that this will support a similar ban in ... 30th September 2013

    • Sustainable2Wheels Success! (1)

         
      • Neil John - "On the ACEM stand, manufacturers showcased an exciting line-up of ... 27th September 2013

    • More RWT Unrest (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Reports On FBMC Demonstration Report via MAG Ireland - Click ... 15th September 2013

    • Alternative Energy News (3)

         
      • Right To Ride - Thanks Steve for your comments. Loud pipes may be ok ... 2nd September 2013
      • Steve Rowe - Having just read this I was then hit with a ... 2nd September 2013
      • Right To Ride - James May races an electric bike at the MANX GP ... 30th August 2013

    • No To Throttle Control (7)

         
      • Bob Craven - It will be a dark day for motorcycling if this ... 13th August 2013
      • Jim W. - I am a truck driver in the USA and as ... 13th December 2010
      • Richard H - Seems being in possession of a BSc with hons is ... 28th October 2010
      • phil mc gerigal - I'm amazed at the suggestion of throttle control, in my ... 16th October 2010
      • Elaine - Good news, at the IFZ conference the Saferider project people ... 16th October 2010
      • Elaine - Dear JAS BSc Hons, Thank you very much for your ... 5th October 2010
      • JAS - Any throttle control system will be safety tested thoroughly before ... 5th October 2010

    • Irish Data Refusal (5)

         
      • Right To Ride - We don't have the answer, other than don't buy from ... 24th July 2013
      • Right To Ride - Hi Steve We have asked IAATI your question and hopefully ... 19th July 2013
      • Steve Rowe - So the only safe option is not to buy a ... 19th July 2013
      • Elaine - If you buy a vehicle from Ireland, you may well ... 19th July 2013
      • Steve Rowe - OK – so what can individuals like me do who ... 19th July 2013

    • A Long Tale (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - The priorities of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of ... 12th July 2013

    • Strong – Enough! (4)

         
      • Right To Ride - For the full list of documents from the Ombudsman regarding ... 12th July 2013
      • Right To Ride - The previous comment by Major Dennis Bloodnok was written a ... 9th July 2013
      • Major Dennis Bloodnok - Dear Mr Strong, Your missive to Martin Schulz President of ... 8th July 2013
      • Jon Strong - Jon Strong - Replies Jon Strong uses his right to ... 8th July 2013

    • Riders On - RWT (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - As reported, last weeks acceptance of amendments put motorcycling back ... 8th July 2013

    • Down to the Wire (9)

         
      • Right To Ride - The Vote - On RWT The proposals on RWT (MoT) ... 2nd July 2013
      • Right To Ride - Motorcycle MOT test: a turnaround? From the French riders group ... 2nd July 2013
      • Right To Ride - MAG Netherlands As we head to the vote on Road ... 2nd July 2013
      • Right To Ride - Right To Ride Elaine Hardy's conversation with MEP Phil Bennion ... 1st July 2013
      • Right To Ride - Those Goddamm Amendments Who asked these MEPs and political groups ... 1st July 2013
      • Right To Ride - MAG Belgium From MAG Belgium - We, European Motorcyclists, believe ... 1st July 2013
      • Right To Ride - Commission wants mandatory technical inspections for all motorcycles in Europe, ... 30th June 2013
      • Right To Ride - On Tuesday determined inspection issue 28th June 2013 From the ... 30th June 2013
      • Right To Ride - Roadworthiness Testing – it’s back and it’s bad news 28th ... 30th June 2013

    • ACEM 3DLD Rejection (4)

         
      • Right To Ride - Hi Stuart Regarding the issue of the new licence requirements ... 1st July 2013
      • Right To Ride - Hi Stuart Thanks for getting in touch with further info, ... 25th February 2013
      • Stuart Tallack - To drive a three wheeled car will now require a ... 24th February 2013
      • Pete - I find it absurd that people will be asked to ... 15th October 2012

    • Hi Viz Thin End (1)

         
      • Steve Rowe - Question - as some one who regularly wears a rucksack ... 28th June 2013

    • BMF To Brian Simpson (1)

         
      • Steve Rowe - Well it appears that Chief Inspector Debbie Howard, Head of ... 28th June 2013

    • ACEM - MEP Ride (2)

         
      • Right To Ride - Pictures from FEMA - Click Here 27th June 2013
      • Right To Ride - Pictures from the 2013 MEP Ride via ACEM - Click ... 27th June 2013

    • Keep Up At The Back! (2)

         
      • Right To Ride - Writing To Your MEP At this stage if you are ... 15th June 2013
      • Right To Ride - The council appear to still be of the position that ... 9th June 2013

    • ACEM - Inclusion of PTWs (4)

         
      • Right To Ride - Motorcycle Inspection Germany For riders in Northern Ireland the MoT/Roadworthin ess ... 10th June 2013
      • Right To Ride - NMCU the Norwegian riders organisation have stated that they will ... 1st June 2013
      • Right To Ride - The Swedish Riders organisation SMC say, that on July 4th ... 1st June 2013
      • Steve Rowe - Statistics Rule – well they can with a bit of ... 1st June 2013

    • Strong Global Lobby! (2)

         
      • Right To Ride - Indeed Steve and our own report on ABS from last ... 7th June 2013
      • Steve Rowe - Totally agree with you especially when you find stuff like ... 7th June 2013

    • FEMA MEP Ride - 2013 (7)

         
      • Right To Ride - Programme for 2013 MEP Ride 31st May 2013
      • Right To Ride - You can now register for the MEP Ride - Click ... 26th May 2013
      • Right To Ride - Further to our last on the MCC on our Facebook ... 23rd April 2013
      • Right To Ride - We've been informed that MCC or Motorcycle Community, one of ... 21st April 2013
      • Right To Ride - Further Comments on Riders representation of "our" perspective in Europe. ... 19th April 2013
      • Elaine - FEMA has (apparently) a plethora of staff including native English ... 18th April 2013
      • Right To Ride - This comment has been trimmed to empty. 17th April 2013

    • Major Victory for FEMA! (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Report from the European Voice.com - MEPs reject motorbike safety ... 30th May 2013

    • Hoping For No Surprises (3)

         
      • Right To Ride - A lot of good lobbying work by Dutch riders organisation ... 30th May 2013
      • Right To Ride - Here we go on testing stations. From what we are ... 30th May 2013
      • Right To Ride - No Surprises Looks like this text was deleted, "......this regime ... 30th May 2013

    • Wrong Proposal At The Wrong Time (2)


    • Down The Plug Hole! (2)

         
      • Right To Ride - UK MEP and Chairman of the TRAN committee, Brian Simpson ... 19th March 2013
      • Right To Ride - Start of live broadcast from the TRAN Commitee: 19th March ... 18th March 2013

    • RWT - Is it Toast? (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Too Much Euro Speak? A simpler version we hope 🙂 ... 6th March 2013

    • Lawrence of Arabia - Helmet Law (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - What is absolutely fascinating is that the champion of the ... 1st February 2013

    • TRAN Public Hearing on RWT (8)

         
      • Right To Ride - All the presentations from the TRAN Committee public hearing are ... 30th January 2013
      • Right To Ride - FEMA Reports on TRAN Committee Meeting In the European Parliament ... 23rd January 2013
      • Right To Ride - European Parliament press release on the TRAN Committee meeting - ... 23rd January 2013
      • Right To Ride - Did the European Commission representative really say, good civilised countries ... 23rd January 2013
      • Right To Ride - Library of the European Parliament After yesterday's TRAN Committee Public ... 23rd January 2013
      • Right To Ride - What the European Council wants - http://register .consilium.euro pa.eu/pdf/en/13 /st05/st05018.e n13.pdf Page 89 - ... 21st January 2013
      • Elaine - However, there is representation of "Civil Society" by the ETSC ... 19th January 2013
      • Right To Ride - The roadworthiness package - public hearing - DRAFT programme In ... 18th January 2013

    • Civilised Road Worthiness Testing (4)

         
      • Right To Ride - European Parliament - Initial appraisal of a European Commission Impact ... 30th January 2013
      • Elaine - What about MEP Brian Simpson and the European Transport Safety ... 30th January 2013
      • Right To Ride - FEMA Reports on TRAN Committee Meeting In the European Parliament ... 25th January 2013
      • Right To Ride - FIA expresses concern on Periodical Technical Inspection proposals at EP ... 24th January 2013

    • Regulation Masterclass (3)

         
      • Right To Ride - As this scene seems to have been deleted from You ... 29th January 2013
      • Right To Ride - Hi Dutch Kid you are right Obe-Wan-Kanobe must be a ... 21st April 2011
      • The Dutch Kid - I think you mean Obi-Wan Kenobi. I don't know who ... 18th April 2011

    • Motorcycling Matters! (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - MAG Ireland MAG Ireland says: "MAG Ireland has long championed ... 23rd January 2013

    • Top Issue Road Worthiness Testing (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Library of the European Parliament We have just found this ... 22nd January 2013

    • New EU Licence (5)

         
      • Right To Ride - Protection of Vulnerable Drivers What the EU are saying about ... 18th January 2013
      • Right To Ride - Thanks for the advice Steve, although just returning from the ... 17th January 2013
      • Steve Rowe - Just got mine back and as a warning to other ... 17th January 2013
      • Right To Ride - Trikes From NI Direct includes changes that effect or not ... 17th January 2013
      • Right To Ride - Motopodd Motorcycle Sidecars This weekend new legislation comes into place ... 17th January 2013

    • FEMA Newsletter (1)

         
      • Elaine Hardy PhD - The Riderscan project has launched a survey through the FEMA ... 15th January 2013

    • No Reflective Armband (2)

         
      • bob craven - Perhaps they can look at the myriad of other reports ... 7th January 2013
      • Right To Ride - Other reports are stating that the Socialist Interior Minister Manuel ... 6th January 2013

    • Magazine January 2013 (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Road Safety GB - Right to Ride launches online magazine ... 3rd January 2013

    • So Far So Good - RWT (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - News from the Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations (FEMA) 20th ... 20th December 2012

    • No Mandatory RWT For Motorcycles! (9)

         
      • Right To Ride - European Council Updates 10th December 2012 Following on from the ... 12th December 2012
      • Right To Ride - European Union drops motorcycle technical inspections - for five years! ... 11th December 2012
      • Right To Ride - Roadworthiness Testing – EU institutions examine the Commission proposal 9th ... 10th December 2012
      • Right To Ride - Super MoT developments may lead to bike exemption 7th December ... 7th December 2012
      • Right To Ride - Update on EU MOT proposals - The latest on the ... 7th December 2012
      • Right To Ride - FFMC - France Technical control of motorized two-wheelers: the European ... 7th December 2012
      • Right To Ride - Right to Ride – No Mandatory RWT For Motorcycles By ... 7th December 2012
      • Right To Ride - European Council: 'No MOT for bikes' MAG Netherlands 7th December ... 7th December 2012
      • Right To Ride - The Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations 7th December 2012 Member ... 7th December 2012

    • MCN Lifts The Lid On A2 Bikes (2)

         
      • Elaine - John, your comments regarding mopeds are spot on, I know ... 11th December 2012
      • John - I feel that the whole process of motorcycles & motorcycling ... 11th December 2012

    • French Hi Viz (17)

         
      • Right To Ride - France: compulsory reflective clothing suspended 2nd December 2012 Source: UK ... 8th December 2012
      • Right To Ride - French Hi-Viz Last minute: Manuel Valls suspends wearing yellow armbands ... 4th December 2012
      • Right To Ride - FOR FRANCE Breathalyser As of 1st July 2012, it will ... 23rd May 2012
      • Right To Ride - As far as we are aware there is no requirement ... 22nd May 2012
      • alan Fitzpatrick - Situation regarding Hi-Viz for Spain ? 22nd May 2012
      • Right To Ride - Thanks Fergus have you passed this onto MAG Ireland who ... 4th February 2012
      • Fergus Finn - FYI. Ireland WILL have, from the later end of 2014 ... 4th February 2012
      • Right To Ride - FFMC prevents mandatory wearing of high viz jackets in France ... 17th January 2012
      • Elaine - @Timmy Boy. Thank you for posting information regarding a petition ... 14th January 2012
      • Right To Ride - Indeed - all sorts of interesting stuff out there as ... 10th January 2012
      • robsalvv - Mandatory hi viz blames the rider entirely for not being ... 10th January 2012
      • May - Well done MAG my Aunt Fanny! The whole process of ... 10th January 2012
      • Right To Ride - From our article Compulsion Hi Viz - Click Here Department ... 10th January 2012
      • Right To Ride - So this could make a difference well at Right To ... 10th January 2012
      • Timmy Boy - We could all sign this. If enough of us do ... 10th January 2012
      • RobSalvv - Who the hell has got their hands on power in ... 9th January 2012
      • Right To Ride - Other Issues - That were originally proposed in France The ... 7th January 2012

    • EU BANS Bikes? (3)

         
      • Neil John - Possibly, but we need to keep an eye on other ... 5th December 2012
      • D. Rongo - Hi Neil, All you really needed to write was the ... 5th December 2012
      • Neil John - Some EU govts would rather have sheeple in cages, being ... 5th December 2012

    • 3DLD Amending Directive (3)

         
      • Right To Ride - Not really, as it states in the article, the UK ... 23rd November 2012
      • Neil John - The possibility, reading that means the EC are ok with ... 23rd November 2012
      • Right To Ride - Amended Directive Confirmation Confirmation, as we reported on 31st October ... 22nd November 2012

    • Regulation New Rules (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - One particular group of motorcyclists in Europe had been very ... 21st November 2012

    • Regulation Last Furlong (4)

         
      • Bobby Cushen - Thank You so much for the constant factual upgrades over ... 19th November 2012
      • Right To Ride - Scheduled Debate & Vote November 2012 and Malcolm Harbour Interview ... 19th November 2012
      • Right To Ride - Thanks John. Anybody looking for MAG Ireland - visit their ... 19th November 2012
      • John Chatterton-Ross - Thank you for this very useful summary. The results are ... 18th November 2012

    • Top Issue EU Regulating Biking (7)

         
      • Right To Ride - EU Regulating Biking Read our updated overview on the regulation ... 9th November 2012
      • Right To Ride - European Parliament – 1st Reading - Forecast for debate 19th ... 31st October 2012
      • jonny - Hi I'm a new rider and the way we are ... 26th September 2011
      • Right To Ride - After some confusing dates this is the latest timetable regarding ... 11th June 2011
      • Elaine - Mandatory ABS is not the solution. The Department for Transport ... 22nd October 2010
      • Right To Ride - Updated 20th October A meeting of the Working Group on ... 20th October 2010
      • Elaine - Re the latest proposals from DG Enterprise. All is not ... 16th October 2010

    • RWT Political Moves (5)

         
      • Right To Ride - EU Transport Council Delivered by: Stephen Hammond MP DfT/UK Government ... 5th November 2012
      • Right To Ride - A Directive Rather Than Regulations Following up on our previous ... 2nd November 2012
      • Right To Ride - More on UK and RWT Secretary of State for Transport ... 25th October 2012
      • Elaine - Road Worthiness Testing Proposal From the UK Government regarding the ... 25th October 2012
      • Elaine - What comes around goes around. During the progress through the ... 14th October 2012

    • IMCO Follows Through! (3)

         
      • Right To Ride - Thanks to the response from Dutch MEP Wim van de ... 25th October 2012
      • Right To Ride - Hi Paul Yes no changes really but only because as ... 25th October 2012
      • Paul McQueen - I'm happy and relieved that it's now very clear for ... 25th October 2012

    • American-V The Big Debate (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Update on the Big Debate 21st October 2012 We have ... 21st October 2012

    • IMCO on Regulation Proposal (4)

         
      • Right To Ride - You were partly right in questioning whether L3e-A2 was excluded ... 17th October 2012
      • Right To Ride - Hi Trevor Bird. Yes we are sure from information received ... 8th October 2012
      • Trevor Bird - "categories L3eA2 and L3eA3 (high and medium performance bikes) are ... 8th October 2012
      • Right To Ride - MEP Replies Our thanks to independent rider and "won't let ... 7th October 2012

    • Supporting Brussels Protest (6)

         
      • Right To Ride - Pointless & Angry RWT Demos 9th September 2012 Like a ... 9th September 2012
      • Right To Ride - Protest Run to Brussels Update on Protest Ride To Brussels ... 30th August 2012
      • Right To Ride - MAG Ireland Joins Against RWT 17th August 2012 Brussels in ... 17th August 2012
      • Right To Ride - The demo run will take place on 22nd September 2012. ... 16th August 2012
      • Right To Ride - MAG Netherlands Information "We leave on Saturday 22 September at ... 15th August 2012
      • Right To Ride - Just to be clear, Right To Ride supports this protest, ... 30th July 2012

    • Right To Report - RWT (4)

         
      • Right To Ride - Interesting press release from European Commission - Representation In The ... 5th September 2012
      • Right To Ride - Put your pitchforks away and go home? The Association of ... 31st August 2012
      • RTR - Thank you John for your comments and encouragement. Reading positive ... 9th August 2012
      • John Chatterton-Ross - Dear Right to Ride Thank you for this very helpful ... 9th August 2012

    • MAG Ireland High Viz Survey (2)

         
      • Christopher Burns - We had a recent incident where a group of riders ... 23rd August 2012
      • Right To Ride - MAG Ireland High Viz Survery – Preliminary results MAG Ireland ... 30th December 2011

    • Rider Risk Safety Videos (2)

         
      • Right To Ride - Thanks Christopher and all involved in producing the videos. We ... 22nd August 2012
      • Christopher Burns - We at the MCCofNSW are very glad you guys and ... 22nd August 2012

    • New EU Biking Face Book Page (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - This page has now been taken down. View Right To ... 21st August 2012

    • Regulation – Categories (2)

         
      • Right To Ride - Hi Tina did you contact us before about this I ... 18th August 2012
      • Tina Scales - I was involved in a slight collision in January this ... 18th August 2012

    • Supporting Brussels Protest (3)

         
      • Right To Ride - MAG Ireland Joins Against RWT 17th August 2012 Brussels in ... 17th August 2012
      • Right To Ride - The demo run will take place on 22nd September 2012. ... 16th August 2012
      • Niel - Perhaps for those traveling beyond their borders, into other states ... 30th July 2012

    • Regulation – Almost There! (3)

         
      • David Hamer - Dear Right to Ride, In response to your reply, I ... 8th August 2012
      • Right To Ride - Thanks David for your comment and take on the European ... 7th August 2012
      • David Hamer - Dear Sirs, You would have though that since the EU ... 7th August 2012

    • Shouting or Educating? (2)

         
      • Elaine - I don't think that anybody in their right mind should ... 7th August 2012
      • Phil Farrelly - Putting any trust in the politicians is a risky business ... 30th July 2012

    • ETRA on PTI (1)

         
      • Elaine - It appears that the so called "Trevor Bird" is a ... 4th August 2012

    • UK Riders Popping Corks! (1)

         
      • Niel - Perhaps MoT tests from year one would be a good ... 30th July 2012

    • Vehicle Registration Regulation (5)

         
      • Paul McQueen - Hi, sorry for the slow response. I think it got ... 26th July 2012
      • Right To Ride - Keep us updated. But how has this got like this ... 19th July 2012
      • Paul McQueen - The 'other side' is represented by ACE, set up mainly ... 19th July 2012
      • Right To Ride - Hi Paul I take your points on board. But regarding, ... 18th July 2012
      • Paul McQueen - FIVA are working only for a select group of owners ... 18th July 2012

    • Washington Post (1)

         
      • Elaine - A further comment on Washington Post: The thrust of this ... 18th July 2012

    • eCall on Motorcycles (1)

         
      • javi - I have been working on how to do eCall on ... 13th July 2012

    • Unfolding Regulation Events (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - WORKING PARTY ON TECHNICAL HARMONISATION (Motor Vehicles) 12th July next ... 8th July 2012

    • EU BANS Bikes? (8)

         
      • Elaine - @ Dave: I can't fault your grammar.... 19th June 2012
      • Dave Jones - Motorcycles are the most effective method we have of ridding ... 17th June 2012
      • Jane Harrison - I give up!!!! 3rd January 2012
      • Fergus Finn - "EU action on road safety aims at reducing the high ... 30th December 2011
      • Jane Harrison - Their agenda is that "They" want us to wear yellow ... 24th December 2011
      • Niel - The commission like so much of the EU is full ... 23rd December 2011
      • Jane Harrison - But the response was from the EU Commission, not member ... 23rd December 2011
      • Niel - Hummm, I'm not convinced, a lot of EU gov't's hate ... 23rd December 2011

    • Nuts And Bolts Of Type Approval (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - MAG Ireland - “Type Approval and You” – A BMF ... 1st June 2012

    • NI Motorcycle Fatality Report 2012 (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Right To Right Motorcycle fatality report reported at GEM Road ... 20th May 2012

    • Malcolm in the Middle (2)

         
      • Andy Baker - Just want to say a big thankyou to Trevor and ... 17th May 2012
      • Right To Ride - MAG Ireland Our friends at MAG Ireland have put up ... 17th May 2012

    • Clean Week 2020 (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Electric Bikes can be different On FaceBook Click Here 13th May 2012

    • SMART RRS Project (2)

         
      • Right To Ride - The Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations - Motorcyclist-fr iendly guardrail attracts ... 30th April 2012
      • Right To Ride - This was the project Elaine at Right To Ride brought ... 30th April 2012

    • ACEM Workshop Regulation (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - This is what we wrote in January 2010 in our ... 29th April 2012

    • SMART RRS Project (2)

         
      • Right To Ride - The Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations - Motorcyclist-fr iendly guardrail attracts ... 26th April 2012
      • Right To Ride - This was the project Elaine at Right To Ride brought ... 26th April 2012

    • NI Motorcycle Fatality Report 2012 (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - NI Motorcycle Fatality Report 2012 featured on: Road Safety GB ... 22nd April 2012

    • Trailers In Sweden (1)

         
      • Badges - Please can you help as the Trailer law has raised ... 9th April 2012

    • Two Tongue Approach (2)

         
      • Krista Clem-O'Sullivan - No where in any of these reports do I see ... 5th April 2012
      • Right To Ride - "EU Commission re-states goal to target “The problem of motorcycles” ... 4th April 2012

    • Manufacturers Ask For Realism (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - ACEM (motorcycle industry) have called for a moratorium - which ... 1st April 2012

    • Regulations - Wheat From The Chaff (6)

         
      • Elaine - We've noted that this article is being distributed, so to ... 26th March 2012
      • Dan - I am now beginning to wonder if Sunday's protest (which ... 28th September 2011
      • Right To Ride - An alternative view… Another excellent article posted by Back Road ... 26th September 2011
      • Right To Ride - Kevin Ash MCN Jornalist on his blog - Ash On ... 25th September 2011
      • Right To Ride - Some spin in the press about what the European Commission ... 25th September 2011
      • Right To Ride - At Right To Ride EU we like well written and ... 11th September 2011

    • Choppers Not Banned EU (3)

         
      • Right To Ride - MAG UK Choppers Safe 23rd March 2012 In January 2012 ... 23rd March 2012
      • Right To Ride - American-V-Maga zine Just to make sure there is no doubt - ... 21st March 2012
      • Right To Ride - Type Approval: No ban on Choppers By MAG Office – ... 21st March 2012

    • Crash Barriers - Wired Up (2)

         
      • Right To Ride - SMART Road Restraint Systems Project Final Event - April 23-25th ... 23rd March 2012
      • LEARN-2-RIDE MOTORCYCLE TRAINING - Learn-2-Ride opposes the installation and use of lethal wire safety ... 11th June 2010

    • Long Forks or False Prophets (2)

         
      • mort - Steerabilty could equally refer to sports bikes as any one ... 12th March 2012
      • Back Roads Rider - Congratulations on once again exposing the black propaganda that the ... 11th March 2012

    • Road Worthiness Testing – What We Face! (2)

         
      • Elaine - Dear Anna, you wrote "so now with this ani-tampering you ... 9th March 2012
      • anna j dixon - Well I ride british built Nortons. If I wanted to ... 8th March 2012

    • When MEPs Attack! (3)

         
      • Elaine - Further to the above - we received notice today regarding ... 21st February 2012
      • Right To Ride - Yes Ms Andreasen is a UKIP MEP, sorry if that ... 20th February 2012
      • m ike Baker - Could it be that Ms Andreason represents UKIP or a ... 20th February 2012

    • Regulation Somebody Knows! (2)

         
      • Right To Ride - Well, it does suggest that you haven't read the previous ... 9th February 2012
      • Iain Slade - What does any of that mean? It is just stock ... 9th February 2012

    • Motorcycle Sport & Leisure (4)

         
      • Elaine - It's all in the World Motorcycle Test cycle - you ... 19th January 2012
      • RobSalvv - Just on the Euro X environmental emissions topic, could you ... 18th January 2012
      • Elaine - Thanks for your comment Ian, always appreciated. As mentioned in ... 16th January 2012
      • Ian Cook - It boils down to choice not compulsion. Whether you agree ... 16th January 2012

    • Reducing CO2 Emissions (3)

         
      • Right To Ride - From a previous poster on issues around the EU Regulation ... 3rd January 2012
      • virginia close - Yes, WHY? All cars of low emmissions are tax free ... 3rd January 2012
      • Niel - Having discussed this with biking academic's at the Uni where ... 21st December 2011

    • Switching Off ABS (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Demonstration of ABS Brakes 23rd December 2011

    • IMCO - What the Hell! (4)

         
      • Right To Ride - FEMA - Correction of technical details on FEMA's report on ... 15th December 2011
      • Teddy Measles - On a popular UK motorcycle newspaper's website, an article recently ... 13th December 2011
      • Right To Ride - EU Parliament Committee vote on Motorcycle Type Approval 9th December ... 10th December 2011
      • Right To Ride - From our friends over at Back Roads Rider Let battle ... 9th December 2011

    • IMCO Vote Impressions (5)

         
      • Chris Larkin - That visit to the Bosch factory does seem to be ... 12th December 2011
      • Muggins - I don't wish to be cynical, but I can't help ... 8th December 2011
      • Right To Ride - The German MEPs were the ones who added a new ... 7th December 2011
      • Paul McQueen - The most striking thing in this whole process is the ... 7th December 2011
      • Right To Ride - Motorbikes need to be safer and greener, Internal Market Committee ... 7th December 2011

    • IMCO Vote On Track? (3)

         
      • Right To Ride - MAG Ireland on the EU Type Approval Vote set for ... 4th December 2011
      • Right To Ride - IMCO Vote On Track? For tomorrow Monday 5th Dec 15.30 ... 4th December 2011
      • Right To Ride - The future of EU regulation for motorbikes by Malcolm Harbour ... 2nd December 2011

    • Pie in the Sky (4)

         
      • Elaine - Well, let's see what happens before we start throwing ourselves ... 4th December 2011
      • Niel - I wish that was the case, yes some officers will ... 2nd December 2011
      • Elaine - The obvious solution is to separate out third party insurance ... 28th November 2011
      • Niel - What I fear is the inevitable 'mission creep' factor, our ... 27th November 2011

    • EU Regulation False Hope (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - IMCO Vote On Track The agenda for the IMCO meeting ... 30th November 2011

    • Compulsion Hi Viz (12)

         
      • Niel - Hi Viz may help, IF the other road user LOOKS, ... 28th November 2011
      • Seth - Hi I was involved in an accident where a 4x4 ... 21st November 2011
      • Right To Ride - MAG Ireland - 9 out of 10 say NO to ... 3rd November 2011
      • Right To Ride - Get the Facts: RSA Hi-Viz Proposals MAG Ireland has produced ... 24th October 2011
      • Right To Ride - Official comment from Northern Irelands Department of the Environment (DOE), ... 22nd September 2011
      • Right To Ride - From Life to Death in Hi Viz Funeral directors to ... 21st September 2011
      • Andy - Please read my artical, it contains some of the most ... 23rd August 2011
      • Right To Ride - That glowing feeling…. Our friends over at Back Roads Rider ... 17th August 2011
      • Right To Ride - An Article from FEMA on the FIM article - Motorcyclists ... 16th August 2011
      • Jim - 'Hi vis' clothing works extremely well providing the other road ... 15th August 2011
      • Kevin Williams / Survival Skills - I agree with David Hough (nice books btw David!!). I've ... 13th August 2011
      • David L. Hough - It appears that bureaucrats are falling for the same old ... 11th August 2011

    • Is The Sky Falling In? (2)

         
      • Right To Ride - MAG Ireland Meets RSA MAG Ireland have reported that they ... 28th November 2011
      • Right To Ride - Claims that a new EU law will “suppress” the freedom ... 26th November 2011

    • MCN Protest Brussels (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Bikers' concerns over motorcycle type approval will be heard in ... 23rd November 2011

    • The Great European Poker Run (4)

         
      • Right To Ride - ABS for dual purpose motorcycle showing the effect of ABS ... 20th November 2011
      • Right To Ride - Another comment from the USA on Harley Davidson ABS brakes. ... 16th November 2011
      • Dave - US motorcycle trainer - We faced an issue in training with ABS equipped bikes ... 19th October 2011
      • Rod Young - Here's a view on a ABS that blows the 'safety' ... 17th October 2011

    • Regulation European Angst (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Steve Farrell Senior Reporter at Motor Cycle News has contacted ... 9th November 2011

    • India - First Motorcycle with ABS (1)

         
      • RobSalvv - Fantastic to read some realistic ABS assessments. The authorities are ... 23rd October 2011

    • MAG Ireland Regulations Demos (4)

         
      • Right To Ride - More Demos In Ireland - And the UK to Brussels ... 21st October 2011
      • Right To Ride - Weekend of protest gains widespread support A weekend of protests ... 26th September 2011
      • Right To Ride - To reiterate the demos in Northern Ireland are organised - ... 21st September 2011
      • Right To Ride - MAG Ireland “Think Bike” Demo Saturday, 24th September 2011 • ... 16th September 2011

    • Regulation Consultation DfT (2)

         
      • Right To Ride - Right To Ride responds to The Department for Transport’s Consultation ... 17th October 2011
      • Gemma Viles - Background - I am a female biker with11 years experiance ... 26th September 2011

    • Regulation A New Dimension (2)

         
      • Elaine - To reiterate The governments of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ... 16th October 2011
      • Tom - It's a joke politicians coming up with rubbish trying to ... 13th October 2011

    • Highwaymen - EU Road Safety (1)

         
      • Trevor Bird - This is an excellent article. Thank you very much! 14th October 2011

    • RSA on Type Approval & High-Viz (5)

         
      • Right To Ride - Pictures posted up on the Road Safety Authority Facebook page ... 12th October 2011
      • kevin whelan - To me these high viz jackets will only be a ... 11th October 2011
      • Right To Ride - Fantastic graphics from MAG Ireland on Hi Viz Click Here ... 7th October 2011
      • Right To Ride - See below for text and video link to an Irish ... 2nd October 2011
      • Trevor Heywood - Re hi vis vests. A friend of mine was riding ... 29th September 2011

    • Moving the Goal Posts! (4)

         
      • Elaine - @Stephen Mann Thank you for your comment. A bit of ... 9th October 2011
      • Right To Ride - Thanks Martin Yes and the No To Bike Parking Tax ... 23rd September 2011
      • Martin Geldard - We have only to look at the way Westminster council ... 23rd September 2011
      • Stephen Mann - I am a retired Policeman, and Police motorcyclist. A member ... 20th September 2011

    • EU Regulating Biking – EU Didn’t Listen (2)

         
      • John Shanahan - We can't let this pass 28th September 2011
      • Karl - ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED about what the EU is proposing to do ... 1st September 2011

    • Soap Opera of EU Motorcycle Legislation (11)

         
      • Robert Walker - Here's an idea to prevent dangerous tampering to all vehicles. ... 26th September 2011
      • Elaine - Q: If I can not modify it and “tamper” with ... 25th September 2011
      • Terence Bettesworth - I have only just come across this new proposed "EU ... 25th September 2011
      • Ian , East London - Ok peeps has anybody noticed that the electoral slips are ... 19th September 2011
      • carl st george patriots sc - Why cant these euro prats leave us alone whether we ... 17th September 2011
      • Elaine - But the proposed legislation - which is still being discussed ... 16th August 2011
      • Graham Nash - I am outraged to hear of this new legislation , ... 16th August 2011
      • Right To Ride - Thanks Paul Fantastic letter, let us know if you get ... 28th April 2011
      • Paul Warner - Just been chatting to another biker in the canteen at ... 26th April 2011
      • Right To Ride - No surprise but it looks like the Commission and TRL ... 13th April 2011
      • Right To Ride - The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG UK) has posted a message ... 12th April 2011

    • EU Demos NI (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - To reiterate the demos in Northern Ireland are organised - ... 21st September 2011

    • Doomed or Marooned? (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - Good piece from our friends at Back Roads Rider Wim ... 6th September 2011

    • French Bikers Protest (7)

         
      • Elaine - More information on Mandatory Hi Viz in the Republic of ... 29th July 2011
      • Right To Ride - Done a quick translation of the text you mentioned using ... 23rd July 2011
      • maht - They did not 'propose' and there were no scaremongering at ... 23rd July 2011
      • Elaine - Well, well, well - the truth comes out. Not legislation ... 8th July 2011
      • Right To Ride - Here’s a link to a discussion that is going on ... 7th July 2011
      • Right To Ride - Regarding complusory Day Glo could this come to Northern Ireland? ... 26th June 2011
      • Toni - An excellent account of the protest from Mike Werner at ... 20th June 2011

    • FEMA On Draft Report (1)

         
      • george gorman - To all The world is asking you to fight these ... 15th July 2011

    • The Mystery of EN1317-8 (3)

         
      • Right To Ride - We have been in touch with the Italian rider's organisation ... 26th June 2011
      • Right To Ride - Good question Ernest but hard to answer - however here ... 24th June 2011
      • Ernest - I'm curious. Spain is supposed to have this all singing, ... 24th June 2011

    • Angry In France (1)

         
      • steve - all the best to you all with this i am ... 18th June 2011

    • Brainwashed In Brussels (2)

         
      • Dez - I thought FEMA was supposed to represent all motorcycles and ... 31st May 2011
      • gafr - a few parts do make sense, cutting down on pollution ... 31st May 2011

    • Regulations Sense And Sensibility (3)

         
      • Elaine - Since writing the above, Trevor and I have had a ... 17th May 2011
      • Right To Ride - The next ICOM meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th ... 15th May 2011
      • Right To Ride - Thanks to NIEUNEWSMOTOR a motorcycle news website from the Netherlands ... 15th May 2011

    • EU 2BeSafe (1)

         
      • John Chatterton-Ross - Dear Right to Ride I absolutely agree with your remarks ... 25th April 2011

    • Competition Study Tampering (1)


    • MCN Utterly Stupid (1)

         
      • diesel - I am a 27 year old rider. I passed my ... 11th March 2011

    • A Side (car) Issue (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - For those keen enough to find out about the future ... 26th February 2011

    • MIRA Is Your Co-Pilot (1)

         
      • George Mc Neill - I have been riding for 30+ years and I came ... 1st February 2011

    • Roadside Reminder (1)

         
      • Lynn McAuley - This is an excellent idea, as a biker who has ... 15th December 2010

    • Shooting The Messenger! (3)

         
      • guilielmo d'arancio - What I can't get my head around is the arrogance ... 25th November 2010
      • Roadrunner - Beep Beep Beep Can you imagine this in the centre ... 12th November 2010
      • Right To Ride - BMW Effort Adaptive and Cooperative Technologies for Intelligent Traffic BMW ... 12th November 2010

    • No More Wheelies Anymore? (2)

         
      • Right To Ride - KTM 125 Duke - Gritty City Motor Cycle News and ... 3rd November 2010
      • Right To Ride - We found a better - cough - clearer KTM video. 23rd July 2010

    • Mandatory ABS Is Not A Solution (4)

         
      • Right To Ride - Hi The Elk regarding your comment - "What idiot in ... 1st November 2010
      • Right To Ride - ACEMs position added above. 24th October 2010
      • The Elk - What idiot in FEMA came up with the idea of ... 23rd October 2010
      • iain elder - Must be a good feeling : they probably don't have ... 23rd October 2010

    • Is It OK To Run Down Motorcyclists? (1)

         
      • Right To Ride - News has reached us from Minutes Of A Motorcycle Addict ... 23rd August 2010

    • EU Licence Directive (1)

         
      • Phil Randome - I would never be against training & I've attended many ... 24th June 2010