Protest Rides – 25th September

Protest. Image credit: MCN

Protest (Image credit: MCN)

A number of different riders groups, individuals and biker forums are organising protest rides for Sunday 25th September to protest various anti-bike proposals both from the EU (Type approval, etc.) and our own home grown quangos (Mandatory high-viz). Our freedom to ride is under threat as never before. Protests are taking place countrywide, and are timed to coincide with MAG UK’s day of action. See below for details.

If you are organising a protest ride in your locality, or are participating and want to let others know, please use the contact form (click here) to give us the details and we’ll post them on the site and on the MAG Ireland Facebook page at:

Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, the protest rides listed here are not official MAG Ireland events, and the information posted here is for the benefit of individual riders who want to take part but are not a member of any particular group. MAG Ireland cannot answer your questions in relation to these events – please contact the event organisers with any queries. MAG Ireland is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Here is the latest list of start points we have for 25th September:

Wexford – New Ross: Richie Roche’s Bar, The Quay New Ross 12.00 till 12.30 Run by Keghunters
Wexford – Bunclody: 11am
Wexford – Barntown: Mother Hubbards @ 10:00
Wexford – Enniscorthy: 10.30 at the car park of The Riverside Park Hotel
Galway: Leaving Eyre Square at 1.30pm sharp, travelling through Loughrea, Ballinasloe and Athlone – finishing point in Athlone to be confirmed. This route has been decided as to accomodate and include learner drivers and to encourage maximum impact.
Monaghan: Protest leaving Topaz filling Station on Emyvale road out of Monaghan town at 1pm sunday the 25th of Sept. Open to all to sign petitions on the day and show support. By Brenda Brennan
Cork: Cork Opera House, 13.30 – 15.30 by Niall Punchykid
Cork: Topaz filling station on the Kinsale road. 12.30
Westmeath – Mullingar: Topaz Garage, Tyrellpass Rd., Mullingar, then through Mullingar town, Tullamore and onwards to Portlaois, 2pm by Glen Henesey [Note: Time changed from 12:30 to 2 PM for map click here]
Dublin: Starting from the Apple Service Station M1 southbound Before Ballbriggan 12.00 onwards to the M50 Red Cow then into town.
Kildare: and surrounding area meeting at Junction 14 (Monastervin) at 12:00 then on to meet the group at Red Cow for 13:00hrs
Carlow: meetup 11.00 at the Abrakebabra in Carlow
Mallow: meeting at the Topaz garage on the Limerick road, 12.30
Louth: and surrounding areas meeting at M1 Southbound Castlebellingham, Co. Louth. in the Applegreen Services, 12:00 by Coasters MCC

Last updated, Sunday 25th 9:45am. this page will not be updated again today. There is also a list of meeting points on here;
Worth checking for any last minute changes before you head out. Good luck all, ride safe.

With thanks to MAG UK, here’s a Google Map showing Demo Locations in Ireland & UK. (Irish locations are approximate).

View 25th September 2011 Action Now – EU Hands Off Biking in a larger map

Your messages: [Click here to send a message to MAG Ireland]

Scottish Stevie

Hi, we are a midlands based scooter club riding vespas and lambrettas and will attending the Mullingar EU protest ride on the 25th Sept, this affects us all, bikers and scooterists, most of the scoots we own are over 30 years of age, we will be there to support the local biker community,.see ya there…stevie..renegade soul krew sc.

Bryan Sweeney

Anyone from Southern Ireland who is attending the Quay Vipers Snakebite rally at Benone is welcome to attend our Sunday Action Now! EU Hands Off Biking! ride starting at the NW200 pits Ballyreagh Road A2 Portstewart moving off at 1pm. Benone is approx 10 mile from Portstewart.

I have attached a link to the Facebook event page for anyone who would be interested:

Thank you

Ronan (Bart) Deehan

I’ve arranged aprotest ride from the diamond derry to castledawson roundabout and back to the diamond. info on facebook please advertise this meet. It effects us all.

Many thanks,

September 25th Protest Ride
We’ve been asked to post the following information by a member in relation to a rideout being organised by that forum:

Hi we are arranging a meet in the Apple service station on the M1 southbound lane @ Lusk on the 25th September @ 12pm to then ride slowly down the M1 onto the M50 to the Redcow interchange meet up with fellow bikers coming from the south side then probably onto the city centre (not yet finalised) any publicity would be mostly appreciated.

Here are a couple of links as to what is being organised on forum. has a protest thread here;

This post has a list of meeting points in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford, Wexford, Midlands & Antrim.

Global Motorbikes Forum has a protest thread here;

On behalf of MAG Ireland, thanks to all who are taking part. Enjoy the day.

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