Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - Temp name4
is it just me or is everybody else plagued by these things

one was speeding around the other night, no helmet, no insurance,no tax.


well. i have some good news for you

last week one ran straight into the back of aparked car near me
broke his arm, leg and fractured his skull

the car didnt do to well either,
it was moved 4 or 5 feet from where it was parked anc damage is est at 4500gbp.

let that be a lesson to them.

Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - LHM
"let that be a lesson to them"

Indeed - don't park there again.....
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - local yokel
'Twas the village fun run round here on May Day. Chav (no helment, tax, number plate etc)thought it would be fun to race up and down on monkey bike alongside the runners on a bit of BOAT. LY steps into path of oncoming mini-bike, puts up hand, says Stop, there are kids. Chave rides into my hand, falls off bike, gets big graze down L side, rips track pants.

All spectators cheer. LY gets drinks bought for him at bar afterwards.

Later chav and chav's brother follow me home, and give me very mild verbal. I point out that there were plenty of witnesses, and that they might open a can of worms if they call Police, but hand them phone so they can. They give back phone and walk.
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - Sofa Spud
Youths on those CVT buzz scooter things ride round oor roads in packs. Some try and work the throttle so as to make them sound like they're changing gear!!!!

Also problem with mini motos on a nearby footpath / cycle track. I happened to have a digital camera with me and I made as if to photograph one rider although I didn't have time to switch camera on!!! After seeing mini motos again on this track (part of National Cycle Network) I phoned the police. In this area they have a policy of confiscating and destroying mini motos and hopefully that's what happened!

If there are rules about the shape and size of pork pies I don't see why the sale and re-sale of mini motos can't be banned completely.
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - Temp name4
well this lad made a right mess of himself and the car
he but the back window in, broke the light dented the rear quarter
and put the drivers window in

"oh dear" myself and the neighbours said

Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - L'escargot
I don't see why the sale and re-sale of mini
motos can't be banned completely.


And hoodies!
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L\'escargot.
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - Roberson
There was one house in our street where they all used to congregate with their monkey bikes, and would thrash up and down the main road. Not necessarily terrorising or damaging anything, but was an audible nuisance to an otherwise quite estate, not forgetting the no license and insurance issue.

The police, getting more and more complaints, decided to go on a patrol around the town for these kind of things.......haven?t seen them since (bar the odd one passing through)

As the old saying goes: "it'll all end in tears", but can't help feeling sorry for whosever?s car it was.
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - Group B
Feel sorry for the car owner...

We get the same problem near us where the path is also part of the National Cycle Network. The council recently put up fences and big sets of posts, but they won't put gates on because it would impede cyclists' progress and hinder wheelchair and pushchair use.
Occasionally the police park up and sit there on the lookout but the scumbags conveniently don't turn up, and the police Volvo wouldn't fit down the path anyway!
One of these days there will be a collision and someone will get hurt but unfortunately the pedestrian will probably come off worst.
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - bell boy
we have police on off road bikes to target this where i live and its been hell here since ive come home tonight the best day of the year(weather wise) so far,unfortunately all these kids/adults have mobile phones and they alert each other when the "force" are coming.
At least when these bikes are stopped with their chassis numbers removed they are crushed and the police enforce with points on licences,i have no grudge with these people using the common land near me for this purpose but its when they get bored on grass and come revving past my house to annoy me that gets me going
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - Civic8
>>i have no grudge with these people using the common land near me for this purpose

I do,they are a pain,noisy and most riders have no respect for anyone else,in my area they do all they can to enjoy themselves.

Only once I have seen police actually do their job ie take bike/s away.

You may be in a position where these riders dissapear,and dont cause any grief,where I am only 2 ways out and one happens to be 200 metres from where I live,I suspect others may be in same position with no help in getting rid off these menaces,they are a pain and need sorting sharpish
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Steve
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - Hamsafar
Around here the Police make claims of crackdowns and crushings in the local paper, but it's simply press releases by the PR Dept, no Police action takes place. All this in a country where 12 police officers and council officials can raid a market stall for selling a pound of bananas instead of 346g, arrest the stall holder* and hound him until he dies of a heart attack.

* deleted - DD of Sunderland
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - L'escargot
a pound of bananas instead of 346g


454g according to my abacus!
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L\'escargot.
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - Armitage Shanks {p}
Where I live we have general problems of chav mobiles and bikes being used on the village sports field. If one rings and complains there is generally no police reaction. However, we have discovered that there is some local 'rule' within the police service which means that they have to turn out if they get more than a certain number of calls re the same incident and within a couple of hours. We just get the neighbours to ring in as well and the police turn up.
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - Group B
Hopefully this will stop them on our local cycle path:
photos.yahoo.com/vern27_99

For 2 months there was just the big posts installed and quad bikes could obviously get through the gap, but now they have bolted on the sleepers at ground level. So far I've seen one lady on a push bike exaggeratedly having difficulty getting between the upright metal bars. Wonder how long it will be before someone tries to remove them/ vandalises them.
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - local yokel
An interesting solutuion, but it does depend on the right of way status. Looks like that's a park or similar, but where the ROW is a bridle path that could not be employed. I'd guess it could be hard work with a push chair/buggy also. exp. if loaded with shopping, but maybe the gap to the R is big enough for a buggy?
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - Group B
Yes a single buggy fits through the gap to the right. If you have a double buggy you would have to lift it over the sleepers.
This is part of the National Cycle Network, but the new sleepers make it a (little) bit of an obstruction for cyclists.
There are 4 pairs of these things installed along about 500 yards of pathway. I must admit its a bit draconian and sad that they have to go to these lengths to deter the ASBO kids. Piano wire at neck height would have been cheaper - oops, there goes my big mouth! (Only joking of course!).

We had a letter through the door yesterday announcing "official re-opening of the bridleway". Good job I've never seen a horse on the path, looks like they'd have to do some impromptu showjumping now. Dont know whether they have changed the ROW stastus? The Council got a Govt. grant to carry out the works.
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - local yokel
Most of the nags wouldn't mind the jumping - except a) the tarmac is not a safe jumping surface and b)the poles are too close together and c) bridlepaths should be wide enough for a carriage! (or so I have been told, can't validate this though).
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - mrmender
2 years ago we bought our son then 9 a quad for just over a Grand (100cc two stoke)
We would like to think that we are responsible about it. He only uses it under adult supervision and NEVER on a public road. usualy in a dissuesd used quary,or field with the owners permission.
What's shocked me how much the cost of these things have come down in the last 2 years you can now get a adult 4 speed 4 stroke dirt bike 125cc (not road legal)delivered to your door for 250 Quid! Adult quads, 4 stroke 200cc 500 quid!
No wonder the kids are buying them. The kids ones start at 95 quid. In all honesty you can't realy blame them for buying them
Off road motorbikes terrorising neightbo - Group B
Ive got nothing at all against quads, as long as they are ridden responsibly. My younger brother recently sold his Yamaha 250cc 2 stroke monster, which he bought when he was 16; it was an absolute hoot to ride, but we only ever used it on private land.
I know they're really cheap now; whats lacking round our way is the parental supervision and common sense. Instead of riding round the deserted playing fields you can see in my photo, they used to bomb up and down the path on quads, mini motos, and normal scooters, making a right racket and riding too fast. I never bothered complaining but theres an old peoples sheltered housing development on the other side of the path, so it must have been their complaints that got the blockades installed.
 

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