MOT.O.E. (Hellenic Motorcyclists Federation - www.motoe.gr) is a non - profitable, non-governmental motorcyclist’s organization. MOT.O.E. is an ‘umbrella’ organization for most of Greek Motorcycle Clubs, situated all over Greece, represented regularly by their delegates at its General Meeting, the major administrative assembly. Based in Athens, with representatives all over Greece is financed mainly through its own activities, but also by some sponsors. MOT.O.E. is one of the first six organizations which founded F.E.M. (F.E.M.A. today) and participates in the F.I.M. ERTS scheme. A few years before MOT.O.E. founded and supported the Athletic Federation and a Consumer’s Organization.
At the end of January 2010, MOT.O.E. officially announced the foundation of the Hellenic Motorcycle Institute “MOTOTHESIS”, a non-profitable company with two main axes: advising and training.
Since 1996, MOTOE has benefited from RoSPA’s contribution (www.rospa.com) to road safety and sophisticated approach. Throughout this time we have gained valuable experience through our involvement with RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders Association (RoADAR) Examiners Simon Gough, Dave Tew, Stuart Bullock and Geoff Gregor (order of names is based on the length of their involvement) who have keenly supported our efforts, always as volunteers.
MOT.O.E. believes that it is time, to found a legal person (i.e. MHI) to support and manage advising and training. This new foundation, MOTOTHESIS, is following a 5+5 years program of 7 different actions starting gradually from 2010 and escalated up to 2014, when we would know if we have succeed our targets. A successful period of five years would be the necessary element to re-estimate and deploy up to 2019 turning the most of the actions to procedures. Our beliefs about riding safety meet RoSPA beliefs and we hope that we will have RoSPA's support in our effort.
MOTOTHESIS launched already the below programs around the country and you can see at home page the areas where programs already applied by red colour and next to enter the programs with green colour. The programs already applied:
- PRE-LICENCE SAFE ATTITUDE TRAINING (PL-S.A.T.) to 14 to 17 years old persons through their school under the approval of the Greek Ministry of Education.
- ADVICE IN ADVANCE RIDING (A.A.R) to all-willing-to-participate Greek Motorcyclists
- ADVINCE RIDING TUITION (A.R.T.) to selected and willing to involve in Motorcycle Hellenic Institute activities.
- ROSPA NATIONAL DIPLOMA COURSE IN RIDING INSTRUCTION (offered in Greece by RoSPA officers)
- ROSPA EXAMINERS TRAINING (offered in Greece by RoSPA officers)
- ADVICING THE PROFESSIONALS TRAINERS (A.P.T.) (offered in Greece by RoSPA officers)
RIDING ON WORK (R.O.W) (offered in Greece by RoSPA officers)
By Thomas Kakadiaris, MOTOTHESIS Director of Training Programs. RoSPA Instructor
"Motothesis" - The Hellenic Motorcycle Institute (He.M.I.)
Address: 62 Makrinitsis Str., Volos, Magnesia, Greece 383 33
Web site: http://www.motothesis-motoe.org
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