Moto club aims to tackle anti-social behaviour
A MINI moto club has been set up to help combat issues of anti-social behaviour in a town. The club will be held monthly at Marriotts School in Stevenage and is aimed at dealing with the growing problem of illegal mini moto riding in the area by providing
A MINI moto club has been set up to help combat issues of anti-social behaviour in a town.
The club will be held monthly at Marriotts School in Stevenage and is aimed at dealing with the growing problem of illegal mini moto riding in the area by providing a legal, safe environment where young people can ride under the supervision of trained Auto Cycle Union instructors.
The club has been set up with the involvement of Herts Police.
PC Paul Lawlor, from the Stevenage Neighbourhood Team, said: "We have been aware of issues of children riding mini motos along streets and cycle paths in Stevenage and we wanted to set up a club to help reduce any associated issues of anti-social behaviour and ensure they had a safe environment to ride in.
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"It's taken a lot of hard work but is showing all the signs of a successful project as we've already had some test days which have been attended well and which the children have enjoyed."
The club can currently only cater for a small number of riders and has a growing membership, but there are plans to expand its operation once further funding has been confirmed.
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Participants must be aged between six and 16 and have an accompanying responsible adult who gives consent.
A club licence is �10 per year for each rider and there is a �5 charge per rider per event to cover insurance and fuel.
The club will provide Polini bikes and safety gear to those who do not bring their own.
The club runs monthly on a Sunday between 11am and 2.30pm, with the next meeting planned for this weekend (May 17).
For more information, visit www.stevenagemmc.co.uk