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June 2015


Get on your bike for National Ride to Work Day, Monday 15th June 2015. 

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National Ride to Work Day 2015

National Ride to Work Day

Monday, June 15th 2015 is 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.

All the information you need is live at whether you're a participant, an employer or a member of the bike trade. MAG Ireland in association with Bike Buyers Guide is calling on riders, dealers and employers alike to help support this initiative.

Join us on facebook at or follow @ridetowork_eu on twitter to keep an eye on proceedings as they develop.

There are over 50,000 registered motorcycles in Ireland. By taking part in Ride to Work Day, you’re not only going to enjoy your commute, you’ll be doing your bit to help promote motorcycling as a fun, positive, safe and efficient way to travel for work or leisure.


Red-light traffic cameras launched in Ireland

Ireland’s first automated Red Light Camera System was launched on June 4th by the Minister for
Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, at the Blackhall Place / Benburb Street junction in Dublin 7. The new system will see motorists who break the red traffic lights and
put themselves, and passengers and drivers of passing Luas trams at huge risk, automatically receive three penalty points for commission of the offence. 


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Meet Volt Motorcycles in Waterford on June 16th.

The Volt team would like the opportunity to invite you to the official launch of dedicated PTW (Powered Two Wheeler) parking in Waterford City and County next Tuesday (16th June) at 12:30pm on the Quay in Waterford, we will be gathering at 12 noon at The Tower Hotel and will proceed from there.

Volt will exhibit select models from their range – one of which is  the City 60 scooter. The City 60 is a fun electric scooter for city living. With its sleek lines and “retro” look, it is fashionable for towns and cities. It has an impressive range of 90km and a maximum speed of 40km/h.


Volt Motorcycles is Irelands newest electric motorbike and scooter manufacturer. Volt motorcycles is a seriously ambitious Irish company, driven by a desire to revolutionise the way we travel.
The advantages are clear: no more fuel costs, no oil & no exhaust, virtually eliminating all routine powertrain maintenance. Volt motorcycles are designed to charge without any additional equipment. All that is required is a standard household socket.  

Even though the vehicles are eco-efficient with no emissions, they do not sacrifice performance. In addition to being environmentally friendly, Volt vehicles result in an exciting new experience.

Further info available from or the website:


Experiment lifts lid on where drivers are looking

A study which used eye tracking technology to monitor driver behaviour found that the drivers involved in the experiment failed to notice 22% of cyclists on the road, despite them being in clear view.

Direct Line Car Insurance commissioned the eye tracking experiment to establish where motorists' eyes are focussed. Participants wore special glasses that pinpoint the exact focus of the eye by tracking microscopic movements in the cornea. The experiment suggests that much of the time drivers’ vision is focused on “clouds, buildings and passers-by”.


Latest Bosch Traction Control Overview

We came across a nice overview in of the lastest Bosch Traction Control system available as an option on some 2016 Ducatis.


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You can easily recoup the cost of membership with great discounts like 10% off at all Halfords stores. 

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Member only discount scheme

Short Break Discounts

Get away from it all this Summer with short breaks at bargain prices in a range of three and four star hotels nationwide.

No need to collect points or loyalty tokens to avail of these deals!  As a MAG Ireland member, you can enjoy hotel breaks throughout the country at fixed price points: €39 pps, €49 pps, €89 pps! All you need to do is find the offer you want and book. It's that simple.

€39 pps - Bed & Breakfast
€49 pps - Dinner - Bed & Breakfast
€89 pps - 2 nights Bed & Breakfast & 1 evening meal

These are just some of the deals available to you right now as a member of MAG Ireland. See how much you could save today.



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Help Needed

MAG Ireland is interested in hearing from riders with relevant expertise to assist the effort.

  • Civil/Roads Engineers for barrier and parking issues
  • Accountancy Professionals
  • Journalist/copywriter
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Help Offered

We are interested in hearing from riders with a specific issue or campaign which they are pursuing at an individual or local level.

We're currently following up a number of parking issues for example. Let us know what's happening in your locality.


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