Update – Friday 15th June.
If you have an Aon bikecare or Liberty Mutual policy you are covered for commuting (all their policies cover commuting by default). Groupama have confirmed that their policies will cover you on the day. MAG is awaiting a responses from Royal & Sun Alliance. If your policy is underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance you should check that commuting is covered. We’ll post any updates as we get them. If you’re a twitter user follow @mag_ireland for the latest information.
MAG Ireland’s remit is to promote and protect motorcycling, and with so much of the effort of late focused on protection (Type Approval, Mandatory High Viz, etc.) it’s time to focus on the positives, and show the the benefits that biking can bring. Here’s how you can help!
MAG Ireland is asking for your support for this years National Ride to Work day. The idea is simple, get on your bike and ride to work, school/college, or simply meet up with a few like minded souls for breakfast or a coffee. The aim is to get as many bikes on the road as possible, and to raise awareness amongst other road users about the benefits of motorcycling.
Click the image above to download a PDF of the 2012 Ride to Work Day poster, print it off and stick it on your work or college noticeboard, or simply circulate it to your friends on e-mail, Facebook, Twitter etc. and spread the word via clubs, runs, rallies, and ride-outs. MAG Ireland will be publicising the event through various media channels and issuing a press release closer to the day.
We really want to see as many of Ireland’s 35,000+ registered motorcycles on the roads as possible on June 18th next, but we can only do it with your help! If you normally drive a car or van to work, or you usually only ride the bike on the weekends, here’s an opportunity for you to get out and and enjoy riding your bike. Need more reasons?
· Save money.
· Save time.
· Less fuel and emissions.
· Less hassle.
· Arrive happy. How many other commuters enjoy their daily trip to work?
You can do your bit to raise awareness of biking amongst other road users, and in so doing help to raise the profile of biking in this country. Last year’s report from Professor Pierre Kopp, Director of Applied Economics at the Sorbonne University in Paris, found that nearly three times more motorcycles were on the streets of Paris than the official figures recorded and that this delivered substantial transport benefits to the city. Here in Ireland, the authorities continue to ignore the benefits motorcycling brings but you can help to change that by simply getting out on your bike and enjoying yourself!
And there’s more!
If all of the above hasn’t convinced you, or you simply want to contribute something more tangible on the day, you can also help raise funds for Down Syndrome Ireland (http://www.downsyndrome.ie/) by purchasing a Ride to Work sticker from MAG Ireland.
Stickers available to purchase over the counter at:
- Ronan Pentony Motorcycles, Drogheda
- Lee Motorcycles, Cork
- Megabikes, Dublin
Or purchase online direct from MAG Ireland priced at €6.15 which includes handling, postage & paypal fees so you can be certain a full five Eruo goes to DSI.