Author Archives: Adam Smith-Platts

2019 AGM – Take 3!

On Tuesday 12 November the MRA ACT will be holdingattempt 3! our 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), where all current Executive Committee members will stand down, and the MRA ACT membership will vote in the new committee for the 2019/2020 year.
The new Executive Committee will be voted on as per the recently passed changes to […]

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[PRESS RELEASE] Motorcycle Awareness Week

How often do we hear “Sorry Mate, I didn’t See You” from a motorist who has either hit a motorcycle rider or had a near miss? The Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT (MRA ACT) hears this a lot from riders who tell us about their near misses. Some years ago the MRA ACT decided […]

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Motorcycle Awareness Week

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

MotoCAP

The right gear can greatly reduce the likelihood of permanent injuries from a crash and shorten hospital recovery times. With the right gear, you will enjoy a more comfortable ride, with less distraction, fatigue and dehydration.
Riders are best protected when their whole body is covered with abrasion resistant materials, with added impact protection for the […]

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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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