Bikers not wanted at Winterton, Norfolk

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Wife out for the day yesterday, ha I thought, time for a bike ride, took one of my bikes out around the coast, ended up at Winterton, near Hemsby, fancied a cuppa at the cafe at what’s left of the dunes, thought I would park in the car park, was told by the attendant in the kiosk, no bikers on here, not allowed, so I asked why, he replied that they had trouble with bikers in the past.
So don’t go to Winterton on a motorcycle and expect to park on the car park, unless you’re in a car that is!
 
Jun 10, 2010
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Wife out for the day yesterday, ha I thought, time for a bike ride, took one of my bikes out around the coast, ended up at Winterton, near Hemsby, fancied a cuppa at the cafe at what’s left of the dunes, thought I would park in the car park, was told by the attendant in the kiosk, no bikers on here, not allowed, so I asked why, he replied that they had trouble with bikers in the past.
So don’t go to Winterton on a motorcycle and expect to park on the car park, unless you’re in a car that is!
If someone in a car starts causing trouble he's in for a quiet time.
 
Jun 16, 2017
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Clearly doesn’t need the trade and won’t get mine either as I’m a biker who sometimes uses a car or MoHo.

I don’t go to petrol stations that won’t let bikers fuel up with their helmets on either, I had a discussion with a garage attendant in Marlborough on this subject who claimed it was Thames Valley Police policy and when asked how they managed with lady Muslims wearing head dress, she replied we don’t have any of those in Marlborough.
 
Jan 3, 2008
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Clearly doesn’t need the trade and won’t get mine either as I’m a biker who sometimes uses a car or MoHo.

I don’t go to petrol stations that won’t let bikers fuel up with their helmets on either, I had a discussion with a garage attendant in Marlborough on this subject who claimed it was Thames Valley Police policy and when asked how they managed with lady Muslims wearing head dress, she replied we don’t have any of those in Marlborough.
What possible objection could there be to removing a helmet in a petrol station or any other commercial premises for that matter. Surely it’s so people can be seen on security CCTV if your have nothing to hide what’s the problem.
 
May 23, 2012
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What possible objection could there be to removing a helmet in a petrol station or any other commercial premises for that matter. Surely it’s so people can be seen on security CCTV if your have nothing to hide what’s the problem.
If it’s winter and you’re fingers are frozen it’s hard to undo the strap and do it back up again.
 
May 23, 2012
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When the other half used to commute on a bike I would buy a few gallon of petrol and fill the bike up at home to save her this exact problem.
 
Feb 16, 2013
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whats wrong with one bike if you pay for a car park space?
 
Jan 3, 2008
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I’m guessing you don’t ride a bike?
No I don't and I do understand and sympathise with the problem of cold fingers etc but I think the safety and security of staff and other customers if far more important.
 
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Well that`s our 6th year & still loving it.
We were having an evening in a local pub when a couple came in dressed in leathers, at the bar they were told sorry we don't serve bikers in here.
They left without a question, later I asked the manager about why the couple left, oh we don't want their sort in here he replied, I smiled and told him actually my wife and I were bikers but tonight we drove in our car.
I also pointed out that the couple had left the car park on a £22k + motorcycle.
Hardly rowdy trouble makers.
We never went back there.
 

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No I don't and I do understand and sympathise with the problem of cold fingers etc but I think the safety and security of staff and other customers if far more important.
Why would I be a danger to the staff and other customers?
In the same regard you are saying a woman wearing a Berkha is a security risk then.
 
Jan 3, 2008
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whats wrong with one bike if you pay for a car park space?
i think its a jobsworth situation. I was refused entry in my motorhome and so haven't been back although I did point out to the attendant that me, the wife and our poodle didn't look like we were of the travelling fraternity and gave a solemn undertaking to be gone by 5pm that day. However, there was no compromise possible.
 
Sep 20, 2014
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No I don't and I do understand and sympathise with the problem of cold fingers etc but I think the safety and security of staff and other customers if far more important.
So by that logic, for the purposes of safety and security, you want the removal of all facial coverings to be mandated in all commercial and/or public places?
 
May 23, 2012
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No I don't and I do understand and sympathise with the problem of cold fingers etc but I think the safety and security of staff and other customers if far more important.
So every one wearing a motorcycle helmet is going to rob and beat them up . What if a Muslim comes in wearing a rucksack are they going to ban them?.
 
Jan 3, 2008
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Why would I be a danger to the staff and other customers?
In the same regard you are saying a woman wearing a Berkha a security risk then.
How would anyone know if your face cannot be seen. The point is a robber, or anyone else intending to commit crime, perhaps a drive off, would not want their face to be seen would they, therefore the knowledge that they can be identified on CCTV must be an effective preventative measure,
 
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How would anyone know if your face cannot be seen. The point is a robber, or anyone else intending to commit crime, perhaps a drive off, would not want their face to be seen would they, therefore the knowledge that they can be identified on CCTV must be an effective preventative measure,
What are the motorcycle crime statistics in this country which warrant and justify such? May be interesting to compare that with those wearing hoodies etc.

The moped crime being perpetrated in the likes of London is not comparable with those who ride motorcycles for commuting or pleasure, they are in the main no more likely to rob or assault than the average car driver.
 
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When on bike I wear a flip front helmet , I have never taken it off ,just open the front , I have never been asked to remove helmet
..............so far . I am not sure if I would state that my religious beliefs require me to wear it at all times in public if requested to remove?
 
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