From the Council:
The Safer Stockport Partnership (SSP), which includes Stockport Council, Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue service, is making a stance against off-road bikes.
Working in partnership, the SSP is making Stockport residents aware that it is illegal to ride a motorcycle of any description on land that is not a public road without the permission of the land owner.
Additionally, off-road motorcycles are generally not taxed or insured for road use, and riders tend not to wear helmets or protective clothing.
If an off-road bike is spotted, residents should provide the following:
- Description of who is riding the bike.
- Where the bike is being used.
- When is it being used (time of day e.g. evening, daytime, weekend).
- Details about the vehicle (e.g. make, model, colour).
- Who owns the vehicle (if known).
- Where the bike is being stored or address
Councillor Shan Alexander, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Safe & Resilient Communities, said: “The issue of off-road bikes as a whole is a problem across Stockport, and we are urging Stockport residents to help us tackle this by providing information if they spot an off-road bike.”
Leon Jacobs, Chief Inspector from Greater Manchester Police, said: “We are working in partnership to address the issue of off-road bikes as we know these bikes cause a lot of noise and distress and we are using all tools and powers to help combat this.”
For more information, please contact the SSP by visiting www.saferstockport.org.uk or call the Community Safety Unit on 0161 474 3143. You can follow us on twitter @saferstockport