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    Matlock Bath Protest Ride

    DARE i ask ?
    I,m going so i wondered if anyone on here was interested ?
    PLEASE BE NICE TO ME !
    Details are

    One of the UK’s most popular bike rides for both scooterists and motorcyclists is under threat of closure.
    The local council are attempting to discourage riders attending the Matlock Bath event with the installation of parking ticket machines and maximum allowed parking times.
    To try and counter this, a protest ride has been organised for Sunday March 6, 2015. The protest ride start point will be the Hurt Arms, Derby Road, Ambergate DE56 2EJ.
    The pub will be open from 10am, with the ride departing at 12 noon, heading for Matlock Bath.

    Additional meeting points are being added for riders travelling from other areas.

    Midlands meeting point: Meet at Shifnal Services (jct4 off the M54) at 8.30am – leaving at 9am for the Hurt Arms meeting point

    Manchester meeting point: 8.30am at Buxton Wetherspoons – leaving at 9am to head to the Hurt Arms.

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    Always liked a bit of protest..........count me in!

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    How does a parking ticket machine prevent scooterists and motorcyclists for using a 'popular ride'?
    Let us have the full story.....
    What is under threat?
    Where?
    Why?
    When?

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    Im conducting my own protest ride to oppose this protest ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    Im conducting my own protest ride to oppose this protest ride.
    What do you want....a coconut or a goldfish-in-a-bag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timpo View Post
    What do you want....a coconut or a goldfish-in-a-bag?
    Can I have a shubunkin please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timpo View Post
    How does a parking ticket machine prevent scooterists and motorcyclists for using a 'popular ride'?
    Let us have the full story.....
    What is under threat?
    Where?
    Why?
    When?
    Why would you want to ride to a place, where you're not welcome..?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    Im conducting my own protest ride to oppose this protest ride.
    Count me in on that as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aladin1 View Post
    Count me in on that as well!
    Great. Now to decide where to do it. Could we start and finish at a chip shop please?

    im guessing the concern is the bikers might stop going and the Matlock Bath retailers will lose business? I live fairly close but have only ever ridden there once. Its not my cup of tea really as I don't like the idea of spending time with loads of random bikers talking about all the bikes they've ever owned
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepy View Post
    Why would you want to ride to a place, where you're not welcome..?
    I haven't been there for about 3 years but on my last visit the place was packed with bikers and the local pubs,cafes, and chip shops were doing a welcome roaring trade. I suspect that the local council don't like bikes taking up car parking spaces so as usual they impose revenue raising restrictions.

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    kostas fish and chip shop matlock bath well reccomended ive been twice now in the interests product testing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepy View Post
    Why would you want to ride to a place, where you're not welcome..?
    What's not to like ?
    Nice biking roads all around somewhere to park your bike look at the world go by either from cafe or pub or chippy
    Look at other bikes
    Have a nice time maybe meet some mates etc
    Can't figure out why some people have a problem with it ?
    If you don't like it don't go but why try and spoil it for others ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawvar View Post
    kostas fish and chip shop matlock bath well reccomended ive been twice now in the interests product testing
    Its good that there are still folk around that are prepared to put themselves out for others in the interests of food testing
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    Quote Originally Posted by lawvar View Post
    What's not to like ?
    Nice biking roads all around somewhere to park your bike look at the world go by either from cafe or pub or chippy
    Look at other bikes
    Have a nice time maybe meet some mates etc
    Can't figure out why some people have a problem with it ?
    If you don't like it don't go but why try and spoil it for others ?
    Read the post you quoted...
    I wasn't questioning whether it was a nice ride or not, I've ridden in the area many times.. I was wondering why riders would visit a place where they were not welcome..
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    We are welcome by all except the stupid council !

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    Its good that there are still folk around that are prepared to put themselves out for others in the interests of food testing
    If you turn up ill buy you some chips

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