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Anti Social Off-road squad out today

Several riders, who also race were stopped and no docs or road licence

Reported to ACU too

Everyone is frustrated about the events being suspended- but is it worth it??


Today the team covered Sheffield North. A busy day with 77 incidents recorded about bikes and quads being used illegally.

We were joined today by the paraffin budgies. We would like to say a big thank tou for their assistance.

The first bike seized today came from Hazelshaw Spring Wood off of Penistone Road. A group starburst but one of the riders binned it.

The rider a pro in the sport of enduro had no licence, no insurance and no number plate. The KTM was seized and the rider reported on summons for driving offences. He will probably not get his bike back.

The team then intercepted a group at the Jet petrol station just off Westwood New Road. The group to be fair were good lads. However several had no plates and were dealt with for this. One of the riders on his brand new KTM had no licence no insurance and was reported on summons for driving offences. The bike was seized.

The eye in the sky then directed us to Westwood. A group had been picked up entering the wooded area off of Westwood New Road.

The group was monitored but starburst on seeing officers. One rider was stopped in Westwood. The rider again was a pro in the sport of enduro. His Sherco was seized for no insurance and he was reported for driving offences.

One of the group narrowly escaped onto Westwood New Road past officers but was then pursued with the help of the eye in the sky. The pursuit lasted about 45 minutes around local estates and Westwood Country Park.

The rider was eventually tracked back to an address. He was monitored hiding the bike. Officers then went into an address and arrested the rider for dangerous driving.

The Sherco was seized for no insurance. With it not being road registered he may struggle to get it back. The rider was dealt with for dangerous driving, no insurance and no licence.

The ACU and affiliates are being made aware. This behaviour is bringing the sport into disrepute. Pros in the sport need to be ambassadors not the bad guys.





 

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Not quite sure when SY Police became such staunch enduro supporters looking out for the best interests of the sport. If they were, they wouldn't keep objecting to every proposed riding area or event.
 

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Same in South Wales today. 10+ bikes just in one operation. Obviously a national drive to stop bikes.
 
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Anti Social Off-road squad out today

Several riders, who also race were stopped and no docs or road licence

Reported to ACU too

Everyone is frustrated about the events being suspended- but is it worth it??


Today the team covered Sheffield North. A busy day with 77 incidents recorded about bikes and quads being used illegally.

We were joined today by the paraffin budgies. We would like to say a big thank tou for their assistance.

The first bike seized today came from Hazelshaw Spring Wood off of Penistone Road. A group starburst but one of the riders binned it.

The rider a pro in the sport of enduro had no licence, no insurance and no number plate. The KTM was seized and the rider reported on summons for driving offences. He will probably not get his bike back.

The team then intercepted a group at the Jet petrol station just off Westwood New Road. The group to be fair were good lads. However several had no plates and were dealt with for this. One of the riders on his brand new KTM had no licence no insurance and was reported on summons for driving offences. The bike was seized.

The eye in the sky then directed us to Westwood. A group had been picked up entering the wooded area off of Westwood New Road.

The group was monitored but starburst on seeing officers. One rider was stopped in Westwood. The rider again was a pro in the sport of enduro. His Sherco was seized for no insurance and he was reported for driving offences.

One of the group narrowly escaped onto Westwood New Road past officers but was then pursued with the help of the eye in the sky. The pursuit lasted about 45 minutes around local estates and Westwood Country Park.

The rider was eventually tracked back to an address. He was monitored hiding the bike. Officers then went into an address and arrested the rider for dangerous driving.

The Sherco was seized for no insurance. With it not being road registered he may struggle to get it back. The rider was dealt with for dangerous driving, no insurance and no licence.

The ACU and affiliates are being made aware. This behaviour is bringing the sport into disrepute. Pros in the sport need to be ambassadors not the bad guys.





I hope they continue putting the effort into stopping illegal riding.
 

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Cannot complain about uninsured bikes and those ridden with no licence being confiscated.

I dont like crushing bikes, huge carbon footprint to manufacture a vehicle, should be sold at auction.

These people do the rest of us no favours, we all get tarred with same brush and face lane closures and general anti bike legislation due to hotspots like this.

Imagine the outcry if an unplated uninsured mx bike hurt a kid, there would be calls to ban all offroad bikes, close all lanes etc.
 

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It’s exactly why they’ve done such a big uk wide operation- to try and remove a large chunk of people seen to be hooligans on illegal bikes. It’s not good on many different levels but surely being road legal is fairly basic. I understand it’s a pain and extra expense if you only ride “off road” but this means you are illegal even on a legal non tarmac right of way. If you are in a petrol station etc then you are fair game.

This won’t be good for our sport at all. It may also get worse for those caught as lockdown penalties might also get chucked into the pot. Nightmare.
 

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Someone lost a brand new bike in that, ouch. I wonder how they are going to explain that to their better half/parents etc, especially if it's on finance. And now reporting pro riders to the ACU, hopefully, that leads to a life ban from racing in the UK. Serves them right and I think that will act as a good deterrent to some people.
 
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We all want to get out, of course
But not all costs
All the practice grounds have shut temporarily- they will reopen soon and ACU & AMCA events will restart
These idiots will do off-road motorcycling no favours
 

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If you’re brave enough to go out riding in public in a group, stopping at petrol stations and using public roads with other motorists , on a bike without any of the right credentials, you’re asking for it. I’m sure we’ve all probably ridden illegally at some point, I know i have when I was younger, riding alone on byways out the back of our house rather than in a big group on a Saturday and not mingling with other road users
 
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