Newcastle City Council have installed ‘Armadillos’ along Gosforth, Great North Road as lane dividers. Armadillos are narrow humped back obstructions on the flat road surface that have not been passed for use by the Dept. of Transport. Any Powered two Wheeler forced into a collision with an Armadillo will at best be thrown to the ground and at worst killed by forcing them into collision with another motor vehicle. Continue reading
PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ALL BIKERS, BIKE CLUBS AND SCOOTER CLUBS.
Thursday 16th April 2015, 7:00pm
The Salutation Pub,
I am glad to be able to advise that Lembit Opik, MAG Director of Communications & Public Affairs, will chair the meeting.
The meeting is open to all. You do not have to be a member of MAG. The candidates will be asked questions on subjects as: PTW’s in bus lanes; sentencing of drivers who cause fatal accidents; current process to get a full motorcycle licence; parking for PTW’s; road safety; level of vehicle excise duty. Plus the meeting will be opened to questions from the floor.
Let’s show the politicians that bikers are voters. This is your opportunity to get the opinion of the major political parties. It may help you to decide how to vote on May 7th.
Blyth MAG have released the dates for the 2015 Easter Egg Run.
Blyth MAG have announce the details for the 2014 Easter Egg Run, starting from the Woodhorn Museum, Ashington NE63 9YF at 10:30am. The 60 mile long ride will take you through a series of Northumberland highlights (ED lowlights, if you would prefer :-p) and all money raised will be split 60/40 between The Great North Air Ambulance and The Motorcycle Action Group. Continue reading
Following on from the work Andy from Durham MAG has done for bikers entering or riding in County Durham, Tony Reay up at Blyth MAG has been making significant in roads on Tyneside. (excuse the pun) Not a lot of people will know this, as most motorcyclists don’t get involved in the riders rights issues or even in trying to improve things for two wheel users. Tyneside bus lanes have had changes coming in for a long time due to mix of lane types in use e.g no car, no bus, bus & tax etc.
The no car lanes were not considered to be what the authority wanted for instance many powerful arguments are put forward for exclusive bus only lanes and that is what the bus Continue reading
Blyth MAG have taken some bad knocks but it’s made them stronger
Blyth MAG has been involved with many charity events in the last few years, from raising money for NABD, to delivering Easter Eggs to Hospitals and Old People’s homes. Our group was asked to help out the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer care. We decided to make this a tribute to Jude Douglas and John William Southern.
Jude was one of life’s characters who was diagnosed terminally ill in November 2012. Sadly we lost her in January this year. John was one of our other livelier members in the group and was tragically killed in an accident in Selkirk in the summer. Along with Neil Hamilton, we have lost three members this year which is extremely sad. Continue reading
Recently I have begun a campaign for replacing manhole covers with non-grip ones. I’ve put a folder on our Facebook page for people to upload pictures of offending manhole covers to. I am also hoping to launch a page for potholes as well. I might get storm drain covers included.
There is one near to where I live that is recessed far enough to park a bus in.