Bikers in Ballymoney and Moyle are being encouraged to leave their cars at home and bring out their motorbikes and commute to work on June 16th as part of a European-wide Ride to Work Day, in a bid to raise motorcycle awareness and promote the benefits associated with biking.
Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), one of the largest motorcycle lobby groups in the UK and Ireland has thrown their weight behind the initiative.
MAG Northern Ireland Rep and Ballymoney biker Stephen O’ Kane said: “The idea is simple; you get on your bike and ride to work, school, college or simply meet up with a few likeminded friends for breakfast or a coffee.
“The aim is to get as many bikes on the road as possible and raise awareness among other road users about the benefits of motorcycling and we really want to see as many of the country’s bikes out on the road on June 16th.
“MAG Northern Ireland is asking bikers who normally drive to work in a car, van or use public transport or who only ride their bikes at the weekends to take part in this initiative. Here is an opportunity for you to get out and enjoy riding your bike to work.
“The benefits of riding to work are a reduction in traffic congestion and parking is free; riding to work uses less fuel than driving a car and bikes produce less pollution than communing in a large vehicle.”
If you are organising a meet up for National Ride to Work Day or you want to get the word out, visit the website at ridetoworkday.co.uk for more information.