Author Archives: Adam Smith-Platts

Motorcycle Awareness Week – SAVE THE DATE

Starting with the awesome Bikers Breakfast on Saturday 12 October, and ending with the next MASTERS course on Saturday 19 October, it’s time to save the date for Motorcycle Awareness Week!!!
From the Bikers Breakfast through to Saturday 19, we will be unleashing Joe Rider out on the town, and each spotting gets you into the […]

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From Motorbike Writer: Driver faces lane filtering charges

This is a link back to an article by Mark Hinchliffe which was posted on 14 May 2019 on his site

You may recall that in October 2018 there were a few incidents on the Majura Parkway where a 4 wheel road user thought it would be good sport to swerve at passing motorcyclists that were […]

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2019 Annual Toy Run – SAVE THE DATE

With Winter in full swing, it’s time to look to the warmer months and save the date for this years Annual Motorcyclists Toy Run: Saturday 14 December 2019.
Planning is well under way, and all of us in the MRA ACT are busy organising what will be an awesome day.

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MRA ACT President Puts Money Where Mouth Is

Lorne Thurgar, the MRA ACT President, recently took part in the M.A.S.T.E.R.S. course at the ACT’s Fairbairn Park Hillclimb Circuit, and wanted to let more people know how beneficial he found it (see the original post here, along with pictures and a video from the day)

I attended the Stay Upright (MRA ACT) MASTERs Course held […]

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Passing of Greg Williams

It is with great sadness that I announce to all our supporters of the MRA ACT, that Mr Greg Williams has recently passed away.
Our condolences go to Greg’s family and friends. Greg was a valued friend and ardent supporter of the MRA’s Toy and Blanket Run’s. Greg supplied each event with all our sound requirements […]

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For safety’s sake: grants to help protect Canberra’s vulnerable road users

The President and Committee of the Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT are pleased that Minister Rattenbury, through the ACT Road Safety Fund, has seen the value of funding the important Joe Rider motorcycle awareness campaign.
Joe Rider is part of Motorcycle Awareness Week which starts on 13th October, and the MRA ACT will ask […]

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From the AMC: Launch of MotoCap

https://www.motocap.com.au/
This is an outstanding achievement.
A world first.
All Australian States are signed on.

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Message for Riders – New Law in New South Wales

This is a new road rule that commences from the 1st September, 2018 which relates to passing stationary emergency vehicles displaying their strobe lights. All motorists must slow to 40km/h to pass and carries a hefty penalty for failing to do so.
http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/slow-down-for-emergency-vehicles/index.html
The new rule requires motorists to slow down to 40km/h when passing a stationary […]

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From the AMC: BITRE Road Deaths Summary – June 2018

This is a guest posting from Shaun Lennard, chairman of the Australian Motorcycle Council

Six months in to this year, and it’s looking like “good” news based on the monthly national summary of road deaths. The report for June 2018 was published yesterday. The total motorcycle fatalities year-to-date has returned to where it was a couple […]

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From the AMC: ARRB

This is a guest posting from Guy Stanford from the Australian Motorcycle Council

David Milling, from the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), was the rider of the hi-tech FJR1300 used by ARRB to collect data as part of studies in recent years conducted in Queensland and South Australia into motorcycles and road infrastructure.
Last month, Dave made […]

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