Those of you who have scoured social media throughout the lockdown would have seen that illegal riding has spiked in the UK lately, with a handful of different locations being hit. The governing body in the United Kingdom, the ACU, just released a statement on the matter.
Despite the current lockdown, some people are choosing to flout the rules and risk the future of our sport by illegally utilising forestry commission land and private venues.
Illegal activity on forestry commission land is a criminal offence and puts all legitimate events at risk.
The ACU take a zero tolerance approach to this in partnership with the forestry commission, and local police. Anyone caught illegally riding on forestry commission land can expect:
– Your bike WILL be impounded under Section 56 by the forestry commission and police.
– You WILL be prosecuted for a criminal act by the police.
– You WILL be reported to ACU/AMCA head office for a termination of your competition licence. This will be shared with all authorising bodies.
If you have any information, you are encouraged to contact the police through 101.
Words: Press Release | Lead Image: Ray Archer