Following on from all the furore over the Mayor of London’s ill-informed comments on motorcycle theft, and the proposed inclusion of motorcycles in the forthcoming Ultra-Low Emission Zone, MAG (the Motorcycle Action Group) and others have got together to hold a Motorcycles Matter London demo day on 21st April.
There will be meeting places on the outskirts of London at the Ace Cafe, Ryka’s Café, the High Beech Tea Hut (IG10 4HR), the Iron Horse in Sidcup (DA15 7AB) and the Blackheath Tea Hut (SE3 0UA), and then a marshalled ride to North Carriage Drive (Hyde Park) for speeches etc.
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We don’t have departure times from meeting places as yet as, at the time of writing, they hadn’t been finalised, but we will give you those next issue. In the meantime, please put this in your diary as it’s really important that we put on a good show of strength and solidarity because, as has been said on a number of previous occasions, if London goes ahead with the proposed charges and restrictions, then that gives other cities across the country carte blanche to adopt them too, meaning that anyone wanting to use a motorcycle, one of the least congestion-causing ways of getting around our ever more choked cities, will be, at worse, banned from doing so or, at best, charged the same rate as anyone in a car.
Put 21st April – MAG demo day in your diary!