Off-road is off limits!
Riding any motorbike, quad bike or
mini-moto on public land, parks, pavements, waste ground or
footpath in St.Helens is illegal and dangerous, and will not be
The inappropriate use of off-road
vehicles creates lots of noise and puts children, older
people and others at risk, when riding on pavements, grassed
areas or play areas.
All bikes including quad bikes, monkey bikes, scooters and small
machines with a petrol engine and mini motors and go peds powered
by an electric motor are classified as not suitable for use on
roads or pavements. This means these bikes come under the laws for
motorcycle safety. It does not matter how small the bike is, how
slowly it travels or it has been designed for children.
Remember it's your responsibility to ride
Ignoring the law is no defence. Breaking the law can have serious
consequences. You run the risk of:
- Having your bike seized
- Enforcement action
- A heavy fine
- A civil claim for injury to yourself or others
You are not insured to ride your
vehicle on public land! If you do you risk your vehicle being
seized and crushed by Merseyside Police.
If you do have an off-road vehicle always:
Protect yourself from accidents and
injury by wearing full protective clothing at all times and a
helmet that fits correctly and is securely fastened.
Transport your off-road bike to a
legitimate riding area in a van or trailer.
Ride in an area where off road
vehicles can be lawfully ridden, such as on private land with the
permission of the landowner or at an organised, supervised off road
Look into organised motorbike groups
in your local area.
Contact the Auto-cycle Union (the
governing body for the sport), for a full list of venues and events
near to you:
Tel: 01788 566 400
We rely on information from the public to stop this
Please report off-road vehicle nuisance to Merseyside Police on
101, or you can report without giving your details
to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.