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Post  Rosco Thu Sep 15 2011, 00:14

All the details below shamlessly copied from HERE

Thanks to ChickenTim for sharing and TerryLees for pestering me to put it on here.

I'll try and attend on the way back from Surf and Turf - (either North of Newcastle (taking it easy) or Hamilton Services (early start / sore head)

If you love your bike ( and tamperfering with her ) and don't like being tamperfered with yourself I urge you to support and attend this worthy cause at locations all over the UK

Map HERE

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A raft of issues emanating from Europe will have a profound effect on riders and the motorcycle industry generally. We must stand up and be heard. Some of these are driven by the EU Commission, like the new Type Approval and Market Surveillance Regulation that will see the introduction of compulsory ABS, the sealing of powertrains from the airbox, through the engine to the final drive (including the diameter and aspect ratio of the rear tyre), restrictions on the aftermarket industry, possible roadside checks by police or other government agencies to inspect emissions, detect owner 'tuning' and more.

There's EU-funded development of electronics to control and govern speeds through warning systems or, ultimately, actual throttle control.

Ireland plans compulsory, full sleeve day-glo jackets for riders and pillions, France is debating compulsory reflective/day-glo clothing. Will UK insurance companies start saying that because we weren't dressed in day-glo it's our own fault that an inattentive driver drove into us? MAG says the onus should not be on the victim.

France also wants to ban bikes over 7 years old from urban areas for environmental reasons! Their congestion is already terrible and putting more riders into cars that pollute terribly when they are stationary, is bonkers.

Bikes are part of the urban transport solution, not problem.

Enough! There will be a vote by the MEP committee discussing the above Regulation on Oct 17th. We need them to listen. They're meant to represent us. MAG and many others in the motorcycle community are negotiating hard with our own Government and our European representatives, but in the meantime;

Join us to keep EU Hands Off Biking, it's time for Action now!.

On the 25th September you can make your voice heard. Starting from service areas across the country, we all ride at 1pm, 45mph, using the inside lanes and disperse 20 minutes later. Negotiations are ongoing and as citizens we must be considered. This is the first time. Let's show what we could be capable of.

The list of start points is changing all the time, but as of today we can confirm the following, or see it here, visually [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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M1 England

Northampton Services north and southbound

Leicester Forrest East Services southbound

Donington Park Services

Trowell Services northbound

Tibshelf Services northbound

Woodall Services northbound

Woolley Edge Services southbound

M1 Northern Ireland

J7 Sprucefield Park and Ride, Lisburn

A2 Northern Ireland

Ballyreagh Rd, Portrush, NW200 paddock

M2

Medway Services eastbound

M3

Fleet Services southbound

Fleet Services northbound

M4

Reading services eastbound

Leigh Delamere services westbound

j32 ASDA carpark

j33 Cardiff Services

Pont Abram Services eastbound

M5

Frankley Services southbound

Strensham Services northbound

Gordano Services

Sedgemoor Services southbound

Taunton Deane Services Southbound and Northbound

Exeter Services

M6

Corley Services eastbound

Stafford Services southbound

Keele Services southbound

Charnock Richard services southbound

J34 Holiday Inn, Lancaster

M8

Harthill Services eastbound

M74

Hamilton Services

M77

A71/a76/a77 Belfield Interchange Travelodge Q8 KA1 5LQ

M9

Stirling services

M90

Kinross Services southbound

M11

Birchanger Green Services

M20

Hythe Services J11

M23

Pease Pottage Services

M25

South Mimms services

Clacket Lane Services clockwise

M27

Rownham Services eastbound

M40

Oxford Services

Warwick Services northbound

M42

Hopwood Services

M55

B&Q, J4 motorway end

M56

Chester services

M58

J3 Little Chef Rainford bypass A507

M61

Bolton West Services, Northbound

M62

FerryBridge Services

Hartsheadmoor Services westbound

Birch Services westbound

A1 and A1M

A1/A19 Seaton Burn Services northbound

Washington Services northbound

Durham services, northbound

Scotch Corner

Newark 'Friendly Farmer' services A1/A46/A17 junction

A1 Truck Stop, Colsterworth NG33 5JN

Brampton Hut A1M northbound

A11

A11/A1065 Barton Mills, Mildenhall

A12

8 Ball diner, Rivenhall, A12 northbound

BP, Boreham Interchange A12 northbound

Tesco, Copdock, A12

A127

Porky's Diner eastbound

Stawberry fields/ Tesco, Southend

A14

Thrapston Services

Brampton Hut A1/A14

A14/A143 , St Saviours Interchange, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7JS

j57 Golden Hind, Nacton rd, Ipswich

A20

Crittal Corner Services eastbound, Sidcup

A24

Sandhill Lane, Washington, W. Sussex opp Destination Triumph RH20 4AJ

A264

eastbound layby at Copthorne, East Sussex, before A220/A264 roundabout

A27

eastbound layby before Lancing A2025 roundabout

A30

Launceston, Kings Head PH, Five Lanes

Chiverton Cross Services nr Redruth

A303

Solstice Park, Amesbury SP4 7SQ

Podimore Services, nr Yeovil BA22 8JG

A31

Rufus Stone Services westbound, SO43 7GN

A34

Milton Heights Services, Didcot, OX14 4TX

A38

Lee Mill Services, Ivybridge, Plymouth

A40

A40 /A477 Little Chef, Saint Clears roundabout

A46

Friendly Farmer services, Newark A1/A46/A17 junction

A47

Long Water Retail Park, Norwich

Freebridge Cafe, King's Lynn PE34 3LP

A48

Halford's roundabout, Carmarthen

A5

Little Chef, Bletchley MK17 9RB

A55

Abergele services, westbound, between j25 and 24a

A590

A590 Greenodd Garage services LA12 7RE

A61/A616

Tankersley Services near j36 M1. This is a learner friendly start point.

A63

Ferriby services westbound HU14 3LN

A64

The Highwayman Cafe, York YO32 9TL

A9

Tore Services, north of Inverness IV6 7RZ

A90

Strathcartho services, between Perth and Aberdeen

Ellon park and ride, north of Aberdeen

Others

SK1 4LG Harley Centre, Stockport



Closer to the date, we will be have a final, complete list of all the actual start points.

It will be here, on the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] website and many other places. As you can see we've already got venues from Plymouth to Aberdeen on most M-ways and major trunk routes, but if you or your bike club would like to be a 'starter', contact us for co-ordinated action.
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Post  ellie Thu Sep 15 2011, 07:11

Thanks for putting that on Ross xx



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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Thu Sep 15 2011, 09:06

I may trog along to the Friendly Farmer
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Post  furball Thu Sep 15 2011, 17:23

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Post  Guest Thu Sep 15 2011, 21:22

I intend to be at one of them - Ferrybridge or Woolley Edge most likely
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Post  reciprocity Thu Sep 15 2011, 22:43

Which one is the best to head to from where I am? Bexhill, East Sussex.
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