Real Road Racing Motorcycle Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland
Some of the guys I've had - come to think of it, that should actually be - some of the guys I've not had - pscychological, alcohol, whatever the reason - not just frustrating, it's bloody annoying, much is promised until the anticipated moment arrives and the tunnel remains trainless, as a standup he's a flop! Also much anticipated by many was the publication of six 'important Safety documents' in draft form relating to Codes of Practice for Road Races for which your comments were requested - to be disregarded into the nearest bin one imagines - by the alleged authors of this flop of biblical proportions, the MCUI. As a work of fiction the aforementioned documents aren't likely to bother Fifty Shades Of Grey by E. L. James though The Codfather novel from the alleged forked tongue of the enigmatic fantasist tyrannosaurus Tweed Sprite might quite possibly get a run for it's money.
During the course of the next few days, moi intends to surgically dissect two of the six documents - Spectator Accommodation, and Rider Safety - not that these two aforementioned documents contain anything less nothingness than the others, rather that they actually mention riders and spectators.
Apart from approximately two paragraphs, all six documents overfloweth with pretentiously boring regurgitated drivel all quite obviously aimed at DCAL and the DRD who have already admitted they have no in-house expertise to advise what reasonable measures of safety are required for such a dangerous extreme sport. It's therefore perhaps understandable for moi to assume the six 'important Safety documents' appear to have emanated from a nonentity with an infertile imagination, or worse - nonenties once again allegedly displaying their contempt and wanton disregard for the lives or safety of motorcycle real road racing competitors and fans alike.
The real problems associated with safety at motorcycle real road racing on the public roads of Northern Ireland are neither addressed nor even mentioned - the unfit for purpose public roads for instance. A particularly contentious issue rather eloquently addressed by Senior Coroner John Leckey when he acknowledged that motorcycle road races did not have the same safety measures in place as other motor sport venues here in Northern Ireland and allegedly then said - 'if it cannot be made safe to a requisite standard, then the question has to be asked - should motorcycle racing on public roads take place at all?' He was of course referring to the infamous Tandragee 100 circuit and the issue of run off areas or more to the point - the absence of run off areas.
If there's any good news in these documents it's the admission by the MCUI-UC that they have 'a Duty of Care to ensure that all events under its jurisdiction are carried out in a safe manner.' The bad news is that this is followed by the MCUI-UC Get Out of Jail Free statement - 'The primary responsibility for ensuring the safety of spectators at motor cycle road racing events rests with the Race Promoter.'
Presumably for the slow learners in our midst they then go on to say: 'Motorcycle road racing is recognised as a dangerous sport involving riders and their machines travelling at speed around roadways that are normally used by private and commercial vehicles.' Who'd have thought it!
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