Bike Marshals.ie, leading the way since 2015
To enhance the safety of event participants, fellow marshals and the general public during events that take place on public roads.
To develop a training process for motorcycle marshals, and continuously improve that training through involvement with stakeholders such as event participants, event organisers, insurance providers and the Gardai.
To provide a long-term sustainable source of revenue for groups within the Blood Bike network of charities.
BikeMarshals.ie is a group of motorcycle volunteers. Originally based in the Limerick-Clare-Galway area but gradually developing a network nationwide. We marshal and support events that take place on public roads - maintaining and improving safety for event participants, fellow marshals, and the general public.
BikeMarshals.ie has a special relationship with Blood Bikes because the group has chosen the Blood Bike network of charities to be the sole beneficiary of the net revenue from the donations BikeMarshals.ie receives for marshalling. See below for further details.
BikeMarshals.ie is has developed a handbook called MarshalCRAFT on motorcycling marshalling. Training sessions are organised to practice the techniques. Currently the training locations are Ennis, Oranmore, Portlaoise, Swords, Bundoran and Mallow. An assessment by an independent expert based on the content of the handbook has also been designed. Those who pass the assessment are given M-CRAFT certificates from BikeMarshals.ie.
BikeMarshals.ie is also working with event organisers to improve the planning, preparation and execution of events, using experience gained from large and small events alike. For example, helping event organisers with decisions on types and levels of support, radio communications and traffic management.
BikeMarshals.ie riders receive nominal expenses per event for costs incurred in providing marshalling support (primarily relating to fuel). Only nominal expenses are allowed and this is a condition of our insurance.
BikeMarshals.ie riders receive their Emergency Response Skills (ERS) training from “First Bike On Scene". Check out www.bikerstraining.com for more details.
BikeMarshals.ie donates each year to groups from within the Blood Bike network. Each donation is based on the activity of members within BikeMarshals.ie. The more events a member supports each year the greater the % donation their preferred Blood Bike group gets at year end.
Six members of BikeMarshals.ie assisted "Cycle Against Suicide" in May 2015. Pictured with Jim Breen and a fellow cyclist are BikeMarshals.ie members Kevin Cooper and Graham MacMahon, with Mizen Head in the background.
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