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Hunt On For Nuisance Bikes In Athersley North

Friday January 13 2012




BARNSLEY police have asked for help in tracking down some nuisance bikes being used in Athersley after a local resident was almost run over.

PC Paul Davies is working with the local Safer Neighbourhood Team to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area and says - while lots of areas have problems with nuisance bikers, the situation in Athersley has gotten worse.

A problem area seems to be the Ollerton Road area and the bikers seem to be youngsters on pit bikes and scramblers.

PC Davies said: "There's some really serious problems there with motorbikes and last week a lady nearly got hit by one. We've come across them a few times but if they get their foot down and speed off we don't persue them for their own safety.

"It's dangerous and we want to know where these bikes are being stored so we can get them off these kids in a safe way before they, or a member of the public, gets hurt.

"Kids want something to do but riding around on a bike that isn't road legal with no helmet on is just not safe. It's a recipe for disaster."

Anyone with information please contact police on 101.

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Reply Posted by Mandymp on Friday January 13 2012 at 16:41
they want to go on field just off laithes lane on saturday & sundays when there is jounior tykes training and playing there matches haveing to put up with these bikes & quads rideing all over field someone will get hurt if its not stoped

Reply Posted by TC on Monday January 16 2012 at 09:40
No mention of providing them with somewhere to go then?  My hubby & son's ride trials bikes & apart from competitions there is nowhere local for them to practise.  If they go to the local woods (bikes transported in a van, correct safety equipment worn) they run the risk of having their bikes confiscated by the police as plod will go for any easy target.  We looked into buying a plot of land specifically for them to practise on but there was more regulation to use the land for that than to  build a house!  Some bikers are serious competition riders looking to practise & shouldn't be tarred with the same brush as the nuisance bikers.

Reply Posted by TC on Monday January 16 2012 at 09:40
No mention of providing them with somewhere to go then?  My hubby & son's ride trials bikes & apart from competitions there is nowhere local for them to practise.  If they go to the local woods (bikes transported in a van, correct safety equipment worn) they run the risk of having their bikes confiscated by the police as plod will go for any easy target.  We looked into buying a plot of land specifically for them to practise on but there was more regulation to use the land for that than to  build a house!  Some bikers are serious competition riders looking to practise & shouldn't be tarred with the same brush as the nuisance bikers.

Reply Posted by ''''''''''''''''''' on Monday January 16 2012 at 16:58
same here TC, my 11yr old son has a pitbike, we are very considerate to make sure he rides away from populated areas so not to disturb people (as I myself would not like to hear revving bikes all day) he has full body armour, helmet & protective clothing, we transport the bike in our car & he would never be allowed to ride on roads etc... but even with all of this we fear that is pc plod sees him he will get his bike confiscated. Its not on the kids need a patch of land where they can ride & if the owners only allow people on who have transported their bikes there in the correct manor that would stop the idiots who dont care riding there!

Reply Posted by Hfldsr on Monday January 16 2012 at 17:22
i live up athersley north and am a biker ,, and have nearly been hit by one of these bikes coming round wrong side of roundabout , ,, it was dusk and no lights or helmet ,, and i can assure you probably no tax insurance and lisence ,, us legitimate riders do get annoyed by the damage they cause to us  all

Reply Posted by Robin Leason on Monday January 16 2012 at 21:41
I have some free information for the Police. Get on to the Councillors and ask them to make a safe controlled place for the bikes to go in Barnsley.

Reply Posted by Tarnishedpewter on Saturday January 21 2012 at 21:37
i hope the police find where these feral children keep there nuisance bikes and destroy them before someone gets hurt.  These kids should be at home doing their homework not terrorising people.

Reply Posted by Scottdenton-nz on Saturday June 23 2012 at 18:02
council will not do anything about opening somewhere safe because there is no money init for them, i live in worsborough and it is full of fields that council could let bikes ride on maybe 1 or 2 days a week but nothing will ever get done, also there was someone in tankersley that was opening a bike track but council shafted him.

Reply Posted by danny wogan on Wednesday May 1 2013 at 09:19
shut the **** up u faggots its a pitbike

Reply Posted by mick on Friday January 10 2014 at 14:18
I would really love to be able take my bike anyware legal , I have just bought a trials bike and the private land I once rode on is now unable to let real bike riders use the land , one complaint of noise from a house nearly a mile away and that's it gone .