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Old 25-07-2011, 03:16 PM
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Default 25th Sept - Action Day!

FLASH MOB!- MOTORWAY MAYHEM 25th September

Given everything emanating from Europe at the minute, both as legislation directed at British bikers and as possible threats, like compulsory day-glo, many riders want to act, stand up and say Ďlisten to us and our industryí.

The Type Approval Regulation that is working its way through the legislative process at the minute and which we have covered in more depth in previous editions of The ROAD, is at committee stage and amendments are being discussed. Some of these are good, the Chairman of the committee, Malcolm Harbour is prepared to listen to us and has tabled some good amendments, but at the same time, under pressure from the ABS industry, German MEPs have tabled amendments to fit ABS to everything from 50cc mopeds up, which will add so much to the cost of commuter bikes that thereíll be no reason at all to own one. Others wish to include all dirt bikes as well, trial and enduro, while a French MEP wishes to see road-side stop and check powers given to police or gov agencies to check we havenít tampered with ANY part of power train, from air filter to rear tyre size, as well as checking our emissions.

Luckily our own Dept for Transport is concerned that there have been no impact assessments carried out on the effect all this legislation will have on consumers and the aftermarket industry, so we have the ears of them as well. Not wholly sympathetic, but they are listening to our man Nich Brown whoís been meeting them.

Then thereís the crazy ban on bikes over 7 years old from cities in France and the dreaded day-glo/reflective clothing requirement, which is also proposed in Ireland, but the Irish want full sleeve dayglo jackets for riders and pillions!

ENOUGH!

All this crap is strangling motorcycling, so itís our duty to highlight this and what better way than to strangle the nationís arteries, itís motorways and dual carriageways?

Hereís the plan for Flash Mob Motorway Mayhem.

September 25th is a Sunday. Itís a week before the IMCO Committee vote on all their final amendments.

We want to show that we are mature, and while still in political negotiations, have chosen a Sunday for our FIRST event, not a week day.
Gathering from noon at selected service areas, we roll at 1pm, all over the country at exactly the same time.

If itís a 3 lane carriageway we use 1 or 2 and ride at a perfectly legal 45-48 mph.
We ride for maybe 15/20 minutes and bugger off, Flash Mob style. Yes, 125s wonít be able to come, but there are dual carriageways everywhere, so possibilities exist everywhere.

Weíve all witnessed the tailbacks that can happen when a truck tries to pass a caravanÖ

The strength of this is in simultaneous action, so that national radio and press notice and we sidestep local news, though they too will pick up on it.

There will be one central phone number for press contact, so thereís no need to panic!

There will be no roundabouts or traffic lights to split the run. No-one, (except Mr Mutch) can take a wrong turning.

No overheating engines.

We do not need marshals, just one person with a watch to see when itís nearly 1pm.

We have the right to peaceful protest.

We do not cause congestion as a mode of transport, but there is no reason why we canít all go for a Sunday ride at a safe and sedate pace. Isnít that what the Police keep asking us to do?

We wonít be the congestion, all the traffic behind us will be. Anyway, we may choose to only ride a couple of junctions and then turn around and go home the other wayÖ
Itíll only take a couple of hours of our time and weíll still be home in time for Late Sunday lunch.

This is local, everyone, even Cornwall has a main traffic artery somewhere.

Speak to your local MAG group about organising one near you, why travel?Organise one yourself and let me know where.

The MAG website and MCN will be advertising all the start points, ask everyone you know to attend one. What else are you doing on a Sunday?

September 25th. Keep it Free! Direct Action Politics is back!



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Old 29-07-2011, 09:33 AM
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he doesnt mean 125's wont be able to come - he means L-plated learners won't be able to come or 500cc mopeds as I will be doing it on a gs125 totally legally. The rule for motorways is >50cc, no l-plate and design max speed of >50kph
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Old 29-07-2011, 09:59 AM
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Shame it's a sunday the only people we are gonna piss off is cagers!

There's too many already that don't like us!
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Old 29-07-2011, 11:16 AM
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I'm sorry, I can't see how this will help..

I agree that the law will ruin biking and is stupid in the extreme...the enforcement will help the police pad the government coffers, the restrictions will enrich the Japs industry and the second hand bike market will die overnight if bikes over seven years old can't enter any of our cities.


But 1pm on a sunday for 15 minutes will not be a protest, or a demonstration it will be a parade..

Block the M25 between 8am and 10am on a monday to friday where the MPs travel to work and you might achieve something..

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Old 29-07-2011, 02:33 PM
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The idea is simulateneuos small rides all over country as otherwise it is a few people on London - and to say "look there is a widespread feeling against this - do you really want cities brought to a halt by big demo's".

otherwise everyone says the demo is too far from them or they can't get time of work blah blah blah. Also this way no marshalls needed and no need to inform Police in advance of the exact route etc etc
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So can someone tell me where my nearest MAG meet is? and my local Sunday 25th run?
PMessage will be good?
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Hi Nik

Another way of objecting to any changes is to set up an e petition

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Diol1/DoItOnline/DG_066327

I think it is an awful idea to enforce all bikers to wear day-glow Jackets.

Somehow it takes away a persons individuality.

I'm against that.

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Old 03-08-2011, 10:22 AM
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DodgyPhil apparently this is your local MAG group

Branch name: Folkestone
Contact: Alan Thomson
Meeting Details: The Three Mackerel, East Street (by the harbour), Folkestone: Tues 8:00
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Hi Nik

Another way of objecting to any changes is to set up an e petition

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Diol1/DoItOnline/DG_066327

I think it is an awful idea to enforce all bikers to wear day-glow Jackets.

Somehow it takes away a persons individuality.

I'm against that.

J
We have all tried that, it never works..

The government just uses that to make a list of malcontents who disagree with any of their policies.

And it's much more than day glow...

No bikes over seven years old allowed in cities means that if you want to travel on a bike that is over seven years old you can't get there from here without passing a city and collecting a fine and points..that means nobody will buy a second hand bike because they cant ride it..that kills the second hand market..

You can only use manufactures parts in repairs..that kills the custom bike market and puts the OEM spares out of business..

If this goes through as it is proposed, most of us will fail the next MOT and our bikes will be written off overnight, the bikers of Great Britain will all become extinct.

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We have all tried that, it never works..
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We have all tried what?
What 'never works'?
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:21 AM
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We have all tried what?
What 'never works'?
Petitions. Seen that, done that, use the "T" shirts to clean the bike.
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We have all tried that, it never works..

The government just uses that to make a list of malcontents who disagree with any of their policies.

And it's much more than day glow...

No bikes over seven years old allowed in cities means that if you want to travel on a bike that is over seven years old you can't get there from here without passing a city and collecting a fine and points..that means nobody will buy a second hand bike because they cant ride it..that kills the second hand market..

You can only use manufactures parts in repairs..that kills the custom bike market and puts the OEM spares out of business..

If this goes through as it is proposed, most of us will fail the next MOT and our bikes will be written off overnight, the bikers of Great Britain will all become extinct.

John.
Which is just what the EU want. Biking, what ever flavour you belong to is the last bastion of personal freedom and choice and personal freedoms and choice are an anathama to any EU govenment. Join the growing movement that wants GB OUT of the EU!

http://www.tfa.net/betteroffout/
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