The 9th July 2015 saw the laying to rest of Doctor John Hinds, after his fatal accident at the Skerries 100 practice session 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 as the “flying doctors” of Irish road racing and the Medical Team of the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre). Since his tragic death many many fitting and emotional tributes have been made to “Doc John” with his funeral cortege escorted by hundreds of bikers via the … [Read more...] about Doc John Hinds
Taking The Bikesafe Ride
Taking The Bike Safe Ride - was originally published in 2011 on the Northern Ireland motorcycle safety initiative Ride It Right, although the initiative is no longer active we thought it would be good to re-publish the article as written by our own Trevor Baird. Bikesafe in Northern Ireland have been long time supporters of the Biker NI Safety CRASH Cards and have helped fund the cards in the past. Taking The Bike Safe Ride Charles Hurst BMW in Mallusk open their doors again this year to the PSNI’s Bikesafe Team - Bikesafe offers one to one rider assessments in a bid to reduce … [Read more...] about Taking The Bikesafe Ride
Fake Motorcycle Helmets
Paramedics and Road Safety Professionals Warn about FAKE Motorcycle Helmets The Ambulance Motorcycle Club are warning motorcyclists about the dangers of purchasing motorcycle helmets on Internet auction sites. Motorcyclists are required by law to wear a safety helmet which must be type approved. This single piece of personal safety equipment is vital in protecting the rider against injury in an accident. The fit of the helmet is essential to its correct function. The Ambulance Motorcycle clubs General Secretary Mr Ian Burrell MBE Paramedic Pped a DVSA accredited … [Read more...] about Fake Motorcycle Helmets
TT – ‘Don’t Bin It’
TweetbeatIOM to support TT road safety campaign The Isle of Man Constabulary – that’s the police to you and me – has announced that its social media channels will play a key role in efforts to promote road safety during this year’s TT Festival. @TweetbeatIOM will help to keep Twitter followers up to date with important information such as road closures and traffic diversions. Using the hashtags #SafeSummerRidingIOM, #ShareTheRoadIOM and #IOMTT, it will also provide useful safety advice and guidance, as well as crime prevention tips. The Manx police force’s digital presence … [Read more...] about TT – ‘Don’t Bin It’
MAG Ireland – ICE
Our friends at MAG Ireland – The Irish Motorcyclists’ Association – have launched their new membership card to include an ICE number. Their new plastic credit card style membership card includes all pertinent membership information plus a unique and simple addition – An ICE (In Case of Emergency) number. The ICE Number programme enables first responders such as paramedics, fire fighters and Gardaí, as well as hospital staff, to contact next of kin and obtain important medical information in the event of a serious road accident. This information can be crucial in an emergency … [Read more...] about MAG Ireland – ICE
Irish Wolfhounds MCC – Get Their Cards!
The Irish Wolfhounds MCC is one of the latest motorcycle clubs to request and receive the Biker NI Safety – CRASH – cards. Based in Belfast, Ireland the club members and bikes are made up of all kinds of people and bikes from, sports, tourer’s and cruisers from 1400’s, 1200’s, right down to 125’s. The club enjoy their motorcycles and head out for runs whenever they can. The Irish Wolfhounds say, “We try to get in at least one rideout a week, to keep up to date with when they will be taking place, you can check the calendar section of the website.” The Crash Card Supported … [Read more...] about Irish Wolfhounds MCC – Get Their Cards!