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Humber Bridge victory for East Yorkshire MAG

posted Mar 24, 2012, 4:25 AM by Gas Motorcycle Couriers Sheffield   [ updated Mar 24, 2012, 4:26 AM ]

It is with great pleasure that I can tell you that we, East Yorkshire MAG have had a victory in getting the toll removed from the Humber Bridge. From April the 1st 2012 motorcycles will be able to cross the bridge without charge. The bridge was opened by HM the Queen in July 1981 and has charged for all vehicles from its opening, the motorcycle charge today is £1.30 per crossing. East Yorkshire MAG have always objected to motorcycles being charged a toll since its opening, but over the last ten years the group has stepped up its campaign by holding meetings with the Humber Bridge Board, holding numerous letter writing campaigns and finally resorting to mass slow pay demonstrations attracting hundreds of motorcyclists from as far as afield Scotland. The campaign has had a two stances, one because of the delays to other road users as the motorcyclist struggles to hold a bike and search for change to give to the toll collector, but our main objection to the toll is that whist charging motorcycles the bridge is seen not to be promoting a more economical mode of transport that will undoubtedly encourage motorists to use two wheels and this will reduce congestion and emissions in the regions adjacent to the bridge.

 

We would like to thank the Humber Bridge Board for this forward thinking approach and all those that have supported us in the campaign over many years

 

East Yorkshire MAG ask you to join them in celebrating this long awaited victory by meeting up with them and to ride to the bridge and cross over at 00.01 on the 1st of April (it’s not an April fools I promise) We hope that the local and motorcycle press will be able to join us and promote the advantages of riding on two wheels. LONG LIVE THE MOTORCYCLE!

We will be meeting will be a couple of miles away from the bridge and the set off time will be 11.40PM on the 31st of March 2012.

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11.30PM meeting for a 11.40PM prompt departure for the bridge.

Meeting at Waitrose car park, Beverley Lane, Willerby, Hull HU10 6EB