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Right To Ride - Few More Things EU‏

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The start of June has seen a few more reports on the Roadworthiness Testing (RWT) package, as proposed by the European Commission, added to the Right To Ride EU website.      

Reports by MAG Ireland and the Swedish Riders organisation SMC, led us to write articles on the need for a strong global lobby for motorcycling and to tie in comments to a recent press release from the European Commission.      

The press release was regarding a meeting with the Council of Ministers on Monday 10th June 2013, it would appear that Commissioner Kallas and the European Commission are in denial and are trying to defend a lost cause as regards the motorcycle part of RWT.      

The European Commission is out of step with European Member States, the TRAN committee of MEPs and motorcyclists.      

Also there are a couple of reports from ETRA (European Twowheel Retailers’ Association) who are raising the attention and profile for electric 2Wheels.  

Keep Up At The Back!   8th June 2013 

The Swedish rider organisation SMC (Sveriges MotorCyklister) has reported on the recent vote in the TRAN (Transport and Tourism) committee of MEPs regarding motorcycles and the deletion of motorcycles from the Road Worthiness Testing (RWT) package. A Europa press release from the EU Council of transport ministers reports that they will meet in Luxembourg on [read more here...]         

ETRA Sustainable2Wheels Event       7th June 2013

ETRA Sustainable2Wheels Event: register now for participation On Wednesday 18 September 2013, ETRA organises on the esplanade of the European Parliament in Brussels the fourth edition of Sustainable 2Wheels. As part of the European Commission’s Mobility week, this event is aimed at showing decision-makers and their staff in European Parliament, Commission, Council and other European [read more here...]       

Strong Global Lobby!   5th June 2013

Do you know that outside of Europe, motorcycle lobbying, along with Riders Rights, is alive and kicking and that there is a focus on global lobbying at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe – UNECE? Motorcycle rider issues are dealt through representation at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) WP29 Vehicle Regulations [read more here...]      

Attention For Electric 2Wheels   5th June 2013

ETRA (European Twowheel Retailers’ Association) raises attention for electric 2Wheels in the EU electric (car) mobility debate Original Source – ETRA – Click Here At the end of May 2013, the European Development Fund (EDF) organised a debate on electric mobility. The initiative was part of the European Green Week and was supported by the [read more here...]      

MAG Ireland on RWT   1st June 2013

The Irish Motorcyclists Action Group – MAG Ireland – has reported on the vote in the TRAN (Transport and Tourism) Committee of MEPs that saw a rejection of the European Commissions proposal to introduse mandatory Road Worthiness Testing (RWT) for motorcycles. MAG Ireland’s PRO Victor Donnelly said: “This is a victory for common sense. We’ve [read more here...]      

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