Tuesday, April 13, 2010

More info from the BSH Blog

Keeping you guys up to date hopefully!

East Yorkshire Motorcycle Action Group will be holding a Freedom Run on Saturday 1st May 2010 (which coincides with the Into The Valley rally). A conscious decision was made on the date not simply because of the timing with ITV, but because it will be the last weekend before the General Election on 6th May, which has been the worst-kept secret in the country for months.

"The run is to raise the profile of our concerns towards the methods being employed by Humberside Police in 'Operation Achilles', its ongoing campaign against motorists in East Yorkshire," said Jolyon Lawson, chairman of East Yorkshire MAG.

The demonstration of over 1000 motorcycles is set to leave Riverside Cafe, Beckside, Beverley at 11.30am and plans to travel to Hull using Swinemoore Lane and the A1174 Beverley Road. On entering Hull the run will proceed through Hull city centre using Beverley Road and Ferensway then will then proceed west on the A63 were the run will terminate at the Humber Bridge viewing area.

At the Humber Bridge speeches by local MPs and Motorcycle Action Group officials who have been invited to take part will be made. Graham Stewart MP for Holderness has already agreed to take part and give a speech at the Humber Bridge. The demonstration and speeches are expected to take around two and a half hours.

Mr Lawson would like members of the public to be aware that the demonstration may cause delays for other road users wishing to use any of the aformentioned roads, and apologises for any inconvenience caused. He also expressed dismay that, although Humberside Police has been informed about this event for six months and has been asked repeatedly for help by providing an escort with out-riders to enable the demonstration to pass through Hull with greater ease and minimum disruption, MAG's requests have been largely ignored. At a recent meeting, MAG was informed that this was not possible, although it could expect a police presence, to oversee 'legal'passage through the city.

"All motorcyclists and scooter riders of any shape or size are welcome to join us," said Mr Lawson. "I especially hope that members of the public will come and watch the procession along the route to give us a wave, and a show of support is always welcome."

For more information, contact Jolyon Lawson at jolyon@jolyon.karoo.co.uk.

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