Monday, 29 March 2010

Motorcycle Real Road Racing versus The Troubles

Motorcycle Real Road Racing Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland


Just recently, the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited - in what seems to me at least, to be an obvious last ditch attempt to prevent the final extinction of the dinosaurs - announced 'new' motorcycle real road racing safety measures - measures that had already been published by this Motorcycle Real Road Racing Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 @ Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.

What a surprise - perhaps the MCUI-UC should also have instructed those 'officials' they've been sending to meetings with DCAL - to agree to anything those DCAL 'eejits' might suggest, pretend to be interested in safety - just don't fall asleep - otherwise, even the DCAL 'eejits' might become suspicious.

Apparently, the MCUI-UC allegedly acted following concerns raised by Senior Coroner Mr. John Leckey at the recent inquest into the death of popular Ardglass rider John Donnan.

So let's get this straight guys - as an alleged result of a failure by those allegedly in charge of looking after competitors' and spectators' safety, John Donnan was killed in May 2007 - yet the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited and the North Armagh Motorcycle and Car Club Limited carried on with the Tandragee 100 motorcycle real road races for another two years, and guess what guys - during that period - Martin Finnegan was killed.

Furthermore, and do feel free to correct me if any of this is incorrect - the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited, and assorted other Clubs/Limited Companies saw fit to carry on with these real road races, without any alleged regard for the safety of competitors and spectators, right up until January 2010 when the Senior Coroner Mr. John Leckey questioned the existing safety measures, or was it perhaps the alleged complete lack of safety measures that might rightly have concerned him?

Dinosaurs, DCAL, and Health and Safety Executive – Explain to all lesser mortals, what safety measure would prevent a massacre, and who will accept responsibility?


Also, during the aforementioned period, rather than curtail these highly dangerous events, a new event was added, the Armoy real road race meeting - during which, another innocent spectator was killed by yet another out of control high speed flying motorcycle.

One MCUI-UC official allegedly claimed that since the death of John Donnan at the 2007 Tandragee 100 motorcycle road race, "a lot of work has been ongoing and it is continuing to be ongoing" which to me at least, possibly translates as meaning: 'prior to 2007, no safety work had been going on' - but perhaps in the fullness of time, this is a point that the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited will no doubt clarify, whilst also providing full verifiable details of all meaningful safety work allegedly carried out prior to Tandragee 2007 - or perhaps not carried out.

In another comment, the MCUI-UC representative allegedly stated "Every accident that happens at motorcycling is a tragedy for the rider and the family and everybody else. We all feel it." Who doesn't, but for how long do these 'officials' feel the pain, the loneliness of those families left behind, the sheer devastation, and for what selfish purposes therefore, are these killer events being permitted to continue?

And please dinosaurs, don't tell us it's anything to do with an unbridled lust for power, or freebie trips, free accommodation all around Ireland and beyond, free travel expenses, free food, free anything, or even that other disgusting word - MONEY - because we just won't believe a word of it.

After all, what possible use would any of the foregoing alleged benefits be to dinosaurs - especially those now teetering precariously on the verge of extinction?

Other 'new' rules will allegedly prohibit marshals, photographers and other officials from being on the roads for the duration of the races, something they've also allegedly written into track certificates.

And the crassest statement of all: "Marshals will be very well trained. They all have to attend a seminar -- there will be more run-off areas and more designated spectator areas to keep spectators in a more compounded area."

Leastways there'll be no further need for straw bales, not when you've got a few hundred seemingly expendable innocent men, women and children to instantly stop an out of control high speed flying motorcycle. The term 'Canon Fodder' springs to mind!

These pathetically ridiculous 'safety' measures are in my opinion, nothing more than cynical spin - spewed out in an attempt to escape responsibility for a gross failure to protect the countless competitors, spectators, and families - children included - whose lives have been destroyed - in the name of 'sport'.

The announced Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited safety measures will in my opinion recklessly endanger the safety of many innocent people, and do nothing other than cause further deaths - how many people have thus far been killed and injured as a direct result of managerial failure and decades of systematic cover-ups?

How many more innocent people have to die before these people waken up and take full responsibility for their selfish actions?

And on that very subject, I have two simple questions for the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited - Since the inaugural motorcycle real road race here in Northern Ireland, how many innocent riders and spectators have died - and how many have been injured?

During the Northern Ireland 'Troubles' - in access of 3,500 people died, and more than 35,000 were injured - who amongst us, wants Motorcycle Real Road Racing casualties to exceed those shocking figures?

Many of the atrocities of the 'Troubles' are now being reinvestigated - therefore, in light of the 2007 Tandragee 100 revelations, Mr. Nelson McCausland MLA - Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure - must act now to have all of the Northern Ireland Motorcycle Real Road Racing atrocities - thoroughly reinvestigated, and those found to have been responsible, brought before the courts.

Save Our Sport From Evil

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