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  • July Guest Speakers: Rule of Law

    Nick Clark and Jackie Charles are our Guest Speakers for the night. They represent the Rule of Law Insitutute, and will provide a spin-free presentation on the NSW Anti-Association Laws and VLAD.

  • June Guest Speaker: Sen. Leyonhjelm

    Senator David Leyonhjelm will be the guest speaker at our General meeting on 6 June to speak to us about his efforts with respect to motorcycling. Meeting starts at 7.30pm in the Phoenix Room of the...

  • New Meeting Format

    We’re changing the format of our General meetings to include regular guest speakers. All motorcyclists are welcome to attend the MCC's monthly general meetings. Topics for the next 3 months are:-...

  • New Helmet Laws

    On 11th December 2015 the use of helmets meeting International Helmet standard UN ECE 22.05 became legal for use in NSW. For more information click here

  • Cameras on Helmets

    The use of cameras on motorcycle helmets is now legal in the ACT. www.legislation.act.gov.au Also see this article by the BBC about testing helmets (including ECE22.05 motorcycle helmets) with...

  • Increased Penalties for Phone Use While Driving

    Starting during this year’s Christmas holiday, mobile phone offences will be added to double demerit periods. Also, an additional demerit point will be added to the existing standard penalty of three ...

  • New Historic Registration Rules

    On 4th September 2015 Duncan Gay, the Minister for Roads announced a new additional Historic Registration scheme to run along side the existing scheme. For more information click here

  • Putty Road Emergency Phone Locations

    The MCC has put together a pamphlet outlining the location of Emergency Phones along the Putty Road For more information click here

  • Lane Filtering legalised

    On 1st July 2014, lane filtering was legalised in NSW. The MCC of NSW has fought for this legalisation for many years. For more details click here

  • Bikers A-Z Survival Bible

    Steve Lambert has written ‘Bikers A-Z Survival Bible’ which covers great advice such as: animal awareness, braking techniques, cheat sheet, don’t follow too close and much more. See HERE for more...

  • Bylong Valley Way Improvements

    As a result of a cluster of motorcycle crashes in a short section of Bylong Valley Way, NSW Roads and Maritime Services (formerly RTA) and Mid Western Regional Council are completing improvements to the road using Federal Blackspot Funding. For more details see the files below.

  • About M.A.R.I.

    A brief history of M.A.R.I.

  • Motorcycles help keep you young: software expert

    Riding motorcycles helps keep drivers young by invigorating their brains, the scientist behind popular "Brain Training" computer software said, citing a new scientific study.

  • GIO CTP "Pillion Passenger: No" Clarification

    The Motor Accidents Authority has responded to the MCC's request for clarification on the legality of GIO's CTP policies with "Pillion Passenger: No" line item.

  • MAIDS

    The Motorcycle Accident In-Depth Study (MAIDS) is a study using the internationally agreed Case Control methodology for in-depth motorcycle crash investigations. This means that for every crashed...

About M.A.R.I.

M.A.R.I is a program developed at St Vincents Hospital in Sydney.

It stands for Motorcycle Accident Rehabilitation Initiative and was able to be started after a generous donation from two extraordinary human beings who happened to be motorcyclists.

Extraordinarily, they have ridden the majority of the world twice on their R50 BMW.

They came home and wrote a book on their adventures along with photos and sold it. The money raised was then donated to the hospital to get things rolling towards helping riders that have crashed.

This took place over the past 7 plus years.

Now we have representatives throughout Australia helping riders that have passed through the doors of an Emergency Department and need medical assistance and a hand from a fellow rider as well.

These days the M.A.R.I Team manage an off shoot called the Dr Wings Bike Force.

This group of individuals are volunteers helping other riders with the guidance of the MARI team and hospital staff throughout the country.

If you would like to know more information on a genuine Motorcyclists Charity check out www.drwings.org.au.

You can read more about its conception, how to donate to MARI Australia Incorporated, or to follow the adventures of its team throughout Australia, getting even more hospitals and volunteers involved in Riders Caring for Riders beyond Medicine.

Contact Details Australia Wide

Ken Lovegrove

First Contact for M.A.R.I and the Dr Wings Bike Force

Mob: 0449 186 761

E-mail: ken1drwings@gmail.com

Donating to M.A.R.I.

To donate to M.A.R.I. Australia, go to their website and click on ‘Funds’ for instructions on how to donate.

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