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.”