Fines for off-road riders

Locals strayed onto restricted land

Two local motorcyclists have been heavily fined for being in a prohibited area.

They were caught riding on Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture land at Sky Hill in Ramsey without permission.

In addition to being fined a total of £1,000 by the courts, the pair have had their competition licences suspended for six months by the Auto Cycle Union

ACU General Secretary Gary Thompson says as the British governing body for motorcycle sport, the organisation takes illegal riding seriously, as it brings the sport into disrepute. 

He says the ACU will continue to work with landowners and police to stamp out such behaviour.

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