The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) announces the latest in its Fight Motorcycle Theft public meeting tour. London’s City Hall will be the venue for the meeting on 26th February 2024.
MAG laid on six successful Fight Motorcycle Theft Meetings last year for Kent, Hertfordshire, West Midlands, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and Humberside police force areas. The first meeting for 2024 is probably the last before forthcoming elections for Police and Crime Commissioners on 2nd May.
The meeting panel will include Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, a senior Metropolitan Police Officer and Motorcycle Industry Association CEO, Tony Campbell. Chairing the meeting will be MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown.
As with previous meetings, riders will be able to raise their concerns and ask questions related to the motorcycle theft taking place in Greater London. MAG research showed that in 2021 there were over 7000 reported thefts of motorcycles in the region. This equates to 6% of all registered motorcycles in London. Motorcycles are ten times more likely to be stolen than a car in the nation’s capital.
Colin Brown said:
“We thank the Deputy Mayor and the Mayors Office for Policing and Crime for working with us to put on this event at City Hall. Vehicle theft is an issue that disproportionately affects motorcyclists, and is an issue that rightly angers all of us. We hope that the meeting will allow the Deputy Mayor and others to appreciate the scale of the issues for riders. Hopefully it will lead to further partnership work to tackle this blight on the riding community.”
The venue at City Hall has limited capacity and, for security reasons, this will be a ticketed event. Tickets will be free. Registration for tickets will open on Monday 12th February. An option to attend virtually is being explored: details will be available next week.