Calling ALL bike enthusiasts....

#1
Been quite a while since I've popped in but being of military stock and knowing loads of military/ex-military folks like their machines thought I'd stop by with a special request!

As some of you are aware, the 23rd Bulldog Bash Motorcycle Festival recently took place in Stratford Upon Avon. Once again all of us who attended enjoyed an EXTREMELY safe, well organised, child friendly, muddy and extremely fun weekend...raising over £10, 000 for Help 4 Heroes - twice as much as last year!!!

Sadly, this year's Bash once again suffered attempts to have the event stopped. However, the Council for Stratford, after hearing the claims made by Warwickshire constabulary (which have proven to be unsubstantiated, have no supporting evidence and are based on statistics from other countries), rejected the police calls for the licence to be revoked and upheld their previous decision to issue the Bash an event licence valid until 2012.

What has this got to do with you??

I'm from a military family, I love my bikes - my father (ex-sigs) rode bikes, my little brothers (1 an MP, 1 an ex-pat still in Germany) love their bikes... I know there is a huge biking community within and around military life... therefore this affects YOU too

Out of ALL of the rallies and festivals held in Europe, the Bulldog Bash is known to have one of the cleanest health & safety records going - even the police have cited this fact on several occasions....if the licence for this one event is revoked it opens the gates for similar action across the country - NO RALLY, MEET, FESTIVAL or GATHERING WILL BE SAFE!!

Hoping this post will get a very pro-active response from any forum users who happen to be Brit citizens, just resident, military & expats!!

This country is supposed to stand firmly on the ground of personal rights & 'innocent until proven guilty!'

If you believe the general public of Britain should have the RIGHT to gather & enjoy perfectly LEGAL rallies, gatherings & festivals without harassment...PLEASE sign the petition for a review into ACC Holland's policing policy as applied to the Bulldog Bash!!

Rest assured - IF he does eventually win in his unjustified attempts to have the Bash licence revoked this will NOT just affect the Bulldog but will ultimately have a knock-on effect for the entire biker community & beyond!!

Petition to review policing policy of the Bulldog Bash Motorcycle Festival

If you elect to sign PLEASE use your REAL names, details etc not nicknames!! The petition MUST be seen to be taken serious by us in order for others to view it in the same light!!

Please sign and pass it on, get it on your FaceBook, My Space, E-mail.....anyway you can, just pass it on & get the numbers up!!

Many thanks,

Ratz xx
 
#3
Alsacien said:
I'm an Outlaw - I don't think I would be welcome...... :threaten:
If that's the case Hun - YOU'RE A BIKER!!!

This is about ALL bikers rights, freedom of expression, freedom to gather and enjoy the company and in-put of like-minded people, DEMOCRACY!!!

Please - sign the petition - you're freedom is as valid as any other's isn't it?? :D
 
#5
Signed as a member of the scootering fraternity, if they stop the Bulldog Bash, they could well stop the smaller scooter runs to the coast as well.
 
#6
Signed!
 
#7
saintstone said:
Signed as a member of the scootering fraternity, if they stop the Bulldog Bash, they could well stop the smaller scooter runs to the coast as well.
So true saintstone!!

The vagueness and ambiguity encapsulated in so many recent laws and amendments has already seen a negative affect on the rights to freedom of expression in this country!! Fairy snuff - the anti-terrorism laws were a necessary evil - but their impact on general social behaviour of every-day people can't be ignored.

If this new wave of policing policy such as those used at the Bash recently or the underhand tactics used to close both the Welsh National and the Isle of Anglesey bike shows, is allowed to continue unquestioned, there is no telling where it's going to end!! Whether gatherings are for bikes, cars, steam rollers or philatelists...such actions have the capacity to reach a whole lot further if left unchecked!!

Humans are social, communal creatures - in reality this is no longer just about the biker community - there is a need to gather whether for a rally, to see the Gunners beat Chelsea :D or just 3 muckers over a pint!!

Thanks for your support saintstone!! And likewise Joe91 and Smudge5611...many thanks for signing!! :D

Ratz xx
 
#8
You may want to try and liase with the much derided (by the more ignorant on this site) 'left wing liberal PC brigade' who have been suffering in exactly the same way.

The plod and the local council completely stitched up the Green Gathering this year such that this traditional and always peacefull, internationally known event went bust fighting for its rights and will never happen again.

The plod in some areas of this country behave in an absolutely outrageous and overtly political manner towards the gathering of people for whatever reason, and without a bit of cross-cultural solidarity everyone is going to get picked off one-by-one.

Best of luck.
 
#9
Signed.
 

BuggerAll

LE
Kit Reviewer
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#10
Signed.

I'm against the ban everything brigade.

I don't understand plod's logic for wanting to ban the Bulldog Bash.

They may not approve of the Hell's Angels but if they are not breaking the law and are engaged in lawful legitimate activity why harras them? If they are a criminal gang then prosecute them.
 
#11
Signed.

I've had quite enough of CCs acting like self appointed head of the Geheime Staatspolizei.
 
#13
I have to ask Ratz - Are you a fully patched member of HAMC or the Patriots? If so, what did you have to do to go from Prospect to gain your Full Patch? Having seen the Biker wars in Canada and just recently the HAMC and Outlaws going at each other in Birmingham Airport, why do you think that the Police want to ban the Bulldog Bash? Would you mind explaining on this forum what the "Filthy Few" patch actually means to those not in the know? Either that or the "Dequiallo" patch? Please explain why in raids on OMC clubhouses worldwide, often drugs (enough for dealing purposes, rather than for personal use) and weapons including grenade launchers, explosive and automatic weapons have been found? For charity money raising purposes?

Sorry, but worldwide the HAMC, along with the Outlaws, The Bandidos etc. are criminal organisations and no matter how much money they raise for charities, even Help for Heroes, will change that fact. The Bulldog Bash is a money raising event for the HAMC, nothing more nothing less. The only reason HAMC needs the Bulldog Bash is that they have a hard time raising cash through criminal means in the UK, as the Police are all over the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in this country.

I am sorry, I will not be supporting this petition and I would caution anyone from doing so as you are legitimising a criminal gang.

Ish.
 

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#14
ishinryu said:
I have to ask Ratz - Are you a fully patched member of HAMC or the Patriots? If so, what did you have to do to go from Prospect to gain your Full Patch? Having seen the Biker wars in Canada and just recently the HAMC and Outlaws going at each other in Birmingham Airport, why do you think that the Police want to ban the Bulldog Bash? Would you mind explaining on this forum what the "Filthy Few" patch actually means to those not in the know? Either that or the "Dequiallo" patch? Please explain why in raids on OMC clubhouses worldwide, often drugs (enough for dealing purposes, rather than for personal use) and weapons including grenade launchers, explosive and automatic weapons have been found? For charity money raising purposes?

Sorry, but worldwide the HAMC, along with the Outlaws, The Bandidos etc. are criminal organisations and no matter how much money they raise for charities, even Help for Heroes, will change that fact. The Bulldog Bash is a money raising event for the HAMC, nothing more nothing less. The only reason HAMC needs the Bulldog Bash is that they have a hard time raising cash through criminal means in the UK, as the Police are all over the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in this country.

I am sorry, I will not be supporting this petition and I would caution anyone from doing so as you are legitimising a criminal gang.

Ish.
I understand you are given it for getting nicked for battering a copper.... or similiar :?
 
#15
Alsacien said:
ishinryu said:
I have to ask Ratz - Are you a fully patched member of HAMC or the Patriots? If so, what did you have to do to go from Prospect to gain your Full Patch? Having seen the Biker wars in Canada and just recently the HAMC and Outlaws going at each other in Birmingham Airport, why do you think that the Police want to ban the Bulldog Bash? Would you mind explaining on this forum what the "Filthy Few" patch actually means to those not in the know? Either that or the "Dequiallo" patch? Please explain why in raids on OMC clubhouses worldwide, often drugs (enough for dealing purposes, rather than for personal use) and weapons including grenade launchers, explosive and automatic weapons have been found? For charity money raising purposes?

Sorry, but worldwide the HAMC, along with the Outlaws, The Bandidos etc. are criminal organisations and no matter how much money they raise for charities, even Help for Heroes, will change that fact. The Bulldog Bash is a money raising event for the HAMC, nothing more nothing less. The only reason HAMC needs the Bulldog Bash is that they have a hard time raising cash through criminal means in the UK, as the Police are all over the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in this country.

I am sorry, I will not be supporting this petition and I would caution anyone from doing so as you are legitimising a criminal gang.

Ish.
I understand you are given it for getting nicked for battering a copper.... or similiar :?
Correct - that is the Dequiallo patch. The Filthy Few patch is used to denote those who have killed or are prepared to kill on behalf of the Angels. The other outlaw motorcycle gangs have similar patches.

I am a keen motorbike rider (note I did not say Biker - the two have very different connotations). I am fully behind riders rights, rider safety and motorbike organisations who organise rallies and other gatherings, however, any motorcycling organisation that openly displays it's willingness to kill, or maim or commit acts of violence ,I find abhorent and believe should not be supported or encouraged in any way.
 
#16
ishinryu,
you are not a club member and will never be, that is your choice, tread wisely whilst gobbing off about the club. the hamc world does have a hard reputation and no the club is not for the faint and soft hearted. on the other the club is not a criminal organisation if it were would you not think that the authorities would have had the club shut down by now. this has been tried by many a country and each one of there goverments have failed in bringing the club down, to name a few:
australia, germany, america they have all tried and have not been able to prove the club is a criminal organisation. it is a way of life and riding to the limits of the road is the way the club conducts itself.
 
#17
streetrat just to clarify that the bulldog was awarded a 10 year event licence from the stratford council. the police are obviously not happy about this and tried to charge the club for the exra policing, they got the two fingered salute but they are still trying to have the licence revoked.

during the whole event there was 25k+ attend the bulldog and only 11 patrons were arrested, very simple things but police trying to prove a point, it was and is as always a very peacful event run by the best for the best support group
 
#18
Can I just point out that the people that started this new round of us and them, and I'm not talking about the police here, have just been allowed to hold their annual rally again.
To get laws passed to ban public gatherings the police need a group to demonise. Guess who's turn it is this time.

Done and done.

Peace and stuff ;)

edited: for naughty words
 
#19
Alsacien said:
I'm an Outlaw - I don't think I would be welcome...... :threaten:
Mate, if they get the Bulldog then the Rock and Blues has to be next on the list. I think it's a case of putting personal things aside for a moment in order to help the community as a whole , difficult as that may be ;)
 
#20
Maninthestreet said:
Alsacien said:
I'm an Outlaw - I don't think I would be welcome...... :threaten:
Mate, if they get the Bulldog then the Rock and Blues has to be next on the list. I think it's a case of putting personal things aside for a moment in order to help the community as a whole , difficult as that may be ;)
if anything goes it will be the rock and blues first that is for sure there usual turn out is only a few thousand and is just generally crap!
 

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