Bassetts Pole & The Council Shutting Down Bike Meets
I saw through a friends Facebook status last night that the Police were stopping all bikers from stopping at Bassetts Pole for the huge Tuesday night bike meet that’s been going on for decades.
There is a pub carpark and a McDonalds where everyone parks, and it seems that the pub is trying to take out an injunction to stop any bikes using their car park.
Whilst I can see their issue with having their car park crammed full with hundreds of bikes for one night a week – are they missing the point that IT’S CRAMMED FULL OF HUNDREDS OF BIKES FOR ONE NIGHT A WEEK? I bet you anything that even if hardly any of them go into the pub itself it will still be by far their most profitable night of the week!
Bikers like to have a drink when they stop off, and we all know that a few hundred pints of shandy are the best any pub can hope to sell for a profit! If they’re worried that they’re losing out on selling food (which has a much lower profit margin) someone needs to smack them in the face and point out what they’re GAINING for the drinks they sell! Plus with a fucking McDonalds literally next door they can hardly blame a drop in food sales on bikers blocking their customers, can they?!
And that’s all assuming none of the thousands of fat-assed bikers are going to eat any of the pubs food at all (about as likely as getting kicked in the head by a quadriplegic dwarf).
And can anyone actually get an injunction in place to ban ‘bikers’? Surely that shit went out back in the 60s? What next? Ban the blacks and jews, you fucking idiots?
Although you have to be pretty retarded to be anti-biker these days (it’s on an even lower level of intelligence than racism), I was once in a group out on our bikes who a pub refused to serve a meal to. We went back home, got a load more mates and went back there without the leathers and bikes and successfully ordered an ungodly amount of food. When it arrived, we informed then that we’d just remembered we were bikers, and walked the fuck out without touching a thing.
Personally, I’m not a huge fan of the Bassetts Pole meeting, because there is always a huge oppressive Police presence and to be honest the ride to and from there is a bit crap, but if we don’t fight against stuff like this you can bet other bike meets will get killed.
Thousands of people would flock to Stratford-Upon-Avon waterfront every Sunday to have a look at all the bikes parked there. The local businesses must have been raking it in.
But then the Council stepped in and banned all bike parking there, creating a bike-specific park outside the centre where nobody would go, making the waterfront area for disabled parking only, and in the process completely fucking missing the whole point. And pissing everyone off.
But then the local council doesn’t have to make a profit, does it? They get paid either way…
So we all need to fight this one, and show the twats in charge of this idiocy that we’re not going to stand for it – especially if their only ‘reason’ is to discriminate against anyone who might fall under the name of ‘Biker’.