Petition and Protest ride against proposed motorcycling parking charges by Hackney Council

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If you regularly ride in central London, you'll know that bikes are by far the best way to get around – no queueing, easy to park and most modern bikes are far cleaner and fuel-efficient that their four-wheeled counterparts.

Hackney Council beg to differ and are planning to introduce new parking charges for motorcycles, charging all bikes and scooters (petrol and electric) the same as for cars – that could mean paying as much as £6 per hour to park your bike, and being limited to a maximum of four hours parking – a kick in the teeth for hard working commuters.


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How can I help?

Save London Motorcycling and the Motorcycle Action Group have an on-line petition running at, and we urge you to sign it now. If you live, work or volunteer in Hackney, you are urged to also leave comments on how the charges will affect you so that these can be used in support of the petition.


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How else can you help?

Are you free on Saturday 8th October 2022?

Good, then you can also join in the protest ride. Starting at midday on Downs Park Road, E5 8JY (starting outside the Mossboune Community Academy) the ride out is a chance to show your support in person.

The following speakers will also be present on the day, and will address the rally prior to the rideout:

  • Matthew Wright - Journalist and broadcaster; presenter of ‘The Wright Stuff’ on Channel 5 from 2000 - 2018; ITV This Morning regular guest; former host on Radio 2, LBC & TalkRadio
  • Steve Garelick - GMB London Region Regional Organiser for Transportation, Logistics, Warehouse workers, Couriers and Gig economy workers
  • Jabed Hussain - Chair of Scooter Workers’ Union London; acid attack survivor; equality campaigner
  • Karen Neill - owner/director of multi award winning Zenith Motorcycles, founding member of Covid Crisis Rescue Foundation; winner of Britain’s Biking Hero; runner up National Business Women’s Awards
  • Andrew Almond - founder/owner of the iconic Hackney-based Bolt Motorcycles

More details on the ride out are available on Save London Motorcycling's Facebook page.