Articles & News

FBoS Courses – 2017

New dates for FBoS (First Bike On Scene) courses for 2017 in Ireland. FBoS tell us what First Bike On Scene is all about. "So you might be wondering ‘what’s this all about’? Well, this one-day course is aimed at motorcyclists, but is open to any road users. It teaches life / limb saving skills in the event of an accident. Covering aspects such as safe scene management, head- / neck- and spinal injuries as well … [Read more...]

SHARP

Looking for a new helmet? SHARP, the Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme. "The SHARP rating system helps you make a more informed choice when choosing a helmet. When you think motorcycle helmet safety, think SHARP." Some advice on the SHARP website! - sharp.direct.gov.uk Then remember get a CRASH Card! UK - Northern Ireland - USE - Finland - Portugal - Romania - Australia (New South … [Read more...]

Crash Cards – Australia

The rider safety initiative "Crash Card" has been launched in the Australian state of New South Wales - NSW - to deliver the CRASH Card scheme, free to motorcycle riders across New South Wales. Hornsby Shire Council’s Traffic & Road Safety team they have joined forces with NSW Ambulance, NSW Police Force and Fire & Rescue NSW to adopt the CRASH Card scheme, which has been successfully implemented around the … [Read more...]

Bikesafe Enhancement

For 2016 Bikesafe the rider assessment scheme run by police forces across the UK and in Northern Ireland by the PSNI, has enhanced its workshop content. Bikesafe states on their website, where you can book a workshop, "For 2016, our new enhanced workshops will get going at 10:00am, though feel free to arrive early to grab a complimentary tea or coffee and get to know your fellow participants and have a chat with the … [Read more...]

CRASH Awards For CRASH Cards

The Biker NI Safety (CRASH) Cards have received a Northern Ireland Road Safety Award - in association with CRASH Services. The merit award recognises the Biker NI Safety (CRASH) Card commitment to road safety. Fantastic news for all those involved in bringing to and supporting the Ambulance Motorcycle Club Crash Cards in Northern Ireland. The Biker NI Safety (CRASH) Cards are now being looked after by the BMF … [Read more...]

FBoS Courses – Autumn Winter

New dates for FBoS (First Bike On Scene) courses for this Autumn and Winter in Ireland. Hopefully there is a date to suit you and all courses are also open to anyone looking to re-certify their current FBoS skills. If there are any clubs still looking for a group booking please get in touch as soon as possible to discuss possible dates. Northern Ireland Armagh, December 5th Antrim, December 6th Southern … [Read more...]

Doc John Hinds

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]