Author Archives: Adam Smith-Platts

“Joe Rider” Collaboration with Queanbeyan-Palerang

Our friendly Road Safety Officer in Queanbeyan-Palerang has sent in this news item about the 2020 October “Joe Rider” campaign. It’s a key part of Motorcycle Awareness Month, and we’ll most likely see these riders on our roads. Spot Joe … Continue reading

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Cancellation of Motorcycle Awareness Week

With the changing of the guards, search of two more executive committee members, and a few other factors, the MRA ACT was not able to organise and facilitate Motorcycle Awareness Week or JOE Rider this year. We intend to restart … Continue reading

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2020 AGM Results are in, and the New Execs are …

The 2020 MRA ACT Annual General Meeting was held as a MS Teams meeting on 29 September, where a new executive committee was elected: President: Mark Boast Vice President: Jen Woods The following general committee members have stayed on in … Continue reading

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Call to Arms: The Future of the MRA ACT

Your input is needed on the future of the Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT The Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT exists to support motorcyclists and motorcycle riding in the ACT and nearby regions. Over the past few years … Continue reading

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COVID-19’s Impact on the MRA ACT

Like most businesses and organisations/associations, the current coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) has had an impact on the Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT. Cancellation of the 2020 Blanket Run Postponement of General Members Meetings General Operational Impacts Cancellation of the … Continue reading

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Cancellation of the Blanket Run

It is with great trepidation that the MRA ACT have had to cancel the 2020 Blanket Run. This decision has not been made lightly. With the federal and local government’s responses to COVID-19, we would be in breach of group … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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