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RoSPA Munster Riders “Open Day” Success

The RoSPA Munster Riders (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Advanced

Drivers and Riders) are celebrating their first “Open Day” Success. Their Open Day was held

in the South Court Hotel on Sunday 12 June 2016.

The Munster Riders invited local likeminded Motorcycle Clubs in the area to join them.

The Munster Riders, are a group of motorcyclists who “Aim” to promote enjoyable, skilful

and safe riding. Our members are encouraged, and undertake by joining the Group, the

RoSPA Motorcycling Skills Test and to take the re-test in due course.

There was a historical attendance for the Group, on this special day. A total of 22 bikers and

their varied brand and type of motorcycle attended. Each person took part in the timetabled

activities with great ease, such as,

a. Munster Riders Presentation by Mo Garvey,

b. Slow riding carpark challenge led by Kevin Cooper,

c. Presentation on, “Anticipating Hazards in the Riding Environment” from the Police

Riders Handbook, Chapter 4, presented by Pat O’Brien.

And to conclude the day with short spin, Lead Biker Pat O’Brien, we departed the South

Court out through Mungret onto the N69 for Foynes. Stopping at the Topaz Station for

coffee and a chat, then took the R531 into Newcastle West continuing, through the town on

to the N21 to return to the South Court via, a lengthy traffic delay in Adare and on to

Patrickswell approximately 2.5 hours.

“Quote of the day from our new Visitor, Adrian Darcy, had an enjoyable day with friendly

people and ending with a relaxed ride-out with an emphasis on improving your riding skills.”