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Misuse of Motorcycles


Motor Bike
Own one?

Motor Bike
Ride one?

An old motor bike
Suffer one?

As a rider of a bike in a park, public place or on open land you could commit one of a number of serious offences which could lead you to having your bike taken off you, your licence taken off you for a year and a large fine.

You may also commit other offences for causing harassment alarm or distress under Public Order Act.

Even if you believe you have the landowner's permission you and the landowner could face legal action.

The consequences of your actions are:

  • Large fine/imprisonment
  • Loss of motorcycle
  • Loss of licence
  • Injury to yourself or others
  • Unlimited civil claim

If you are bothered by off road motorcycles then please help us

Make it your business to help us to fight this ongoing problem

Can you:

  • Identify the culprits and owners of these motorcycles
  • Give as many details as you can in relation to the clothing and colour/make of motorcycle
  • Give time, date and location that this problem took place

Any information can be give anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on Freephone number 0800 555111 or at Link to External Website

"We need their details not yours"

This is a joint initiative between Greater Manchester Police, Tameside and Wigan Metropolitan Borough Councils.  We are committed to giving a better quality of life and everyone has a right to go about their business without nuisance or fear of harassment.

If you have an interest in motorcycle sport and you wish to ride legally please contact the governing body for the sport: Auto Cycle Union (ACU).

Postal Address British Motorcycle Sport and Leisure, ACU House, Wood Street, Rugby CV21 2YX ( Link to External Website)
Telephone Number 01788 566400

If you are a parent do not buy a "field" bike without proper proof of ownership and don't forget the hidden costs:

  • The bike still has to be insured
  • Possible prosecution
  • Having the bike seized
  • Possible unlimited civil claims

If you are in doubt about ownership contact your local police station Link to External Website on 0161 872 5050

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