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Bikers ‘get their legs over’ for local charity

Posted on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at 9:09 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of a parked motorcycle at the 'Get Yer Leg Over' for MS event.

If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, young or old, the West of England MS Therapy Centre in Wheatfield Drive, Bradley Stoke was the place to be on Sunday 12th May. Over 75 motorcycles, from modern Ducatis and chromed-up Harley Davidsons to vintage Triumphs and a rare Triton, all took part in the annual ‘GYLO (Get Yer Leg Over) for MS’ event, riding from Weston-Super-Mare to Bradley Stoke via the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Bikers enjoyed a well-earned BBQ with burgers donated by Asda Filton and local business Pit Stop Catering. Bristol blues trio ‘Trouble No More’ provided a rocking backing to the day.

Mark Whitehouse, trustee of the West of England MS Therapy Centre, who organised the event with his brother John, commented:

“GYLO for MS raised just over £1,400 which will be used to help support local people living with MS and other neurological conditions by providing access to therapies and treatments which aim to improve their everyday lives. The success of the day was due largely to the amazing volunteers who marshalled, baked cakes, flipped burgers and photographed the event. The centre wishes to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all of the neighbours and centre members who sacrificed their Sunday to help”.

If you would like some more information about the West of England MS Therapy Centre please contact 01454 201 686 or visit their website

This article originally appeared in the June 2019 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 24). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH (except August), to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Police helicopter deployed to apprehend motorcyclists

Posted on Wednesday 16th May 2012 at 2:24 pm by SH (Editor)

Helicopter of the the Western Counties Air Operations Unit.

A big operation by the Avon and Somerset Police Force in Bradley Stoke this morning has resulted in the arrest of five young men.

The police helicopter was seen hovering over the area behind Bradley Stoke Community School between about 11am and 11:30am.

A covert police car, containing two plain clothes officers, was also involved in the operation – seen at the Leisure Centre before speeding northwards on Bradley Stoke Way.

Witnesses reported seeing Police Community Support Officers running through the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve and a message on Twitter spoke of four police vehicles heading down a road to reach a “wooded area” in the town.

A police statement obtained by The Journal explains:

“Police were called at about 10.20am today, Wednesday 16th May, to reports of young men riding a motorcycle on the footpaths at Savages Wood, Bradley Stoke.”

“Emergency response and neighbourhood officers, supported by the police helicopter, attended the scene.”

“A motorcycle, believed to have been stolen from Filton College on Tuesday 15th May, was found in bushes at about 11:15am and seized by police.”

“Five men aged between 20 and 24 were arrested and remain in police custody.”

More: Men later released on police bail pending further enquiries »

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Police motorcyclists to patrol Three Brooks Reserve

Posted on Friday 18th December 2009 at 8:42 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire police have announced the acquisition of two off-road motorcycles to help combat nuisance scramblers in the district.

Police officers at Filton police station have been trained to use the bikes and plan to patrol the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve in Bradley Stoke, where the illegal riding of mopeds, motorcycles and mini-mopeds has been a long-term issue.

Read more: Avon and Somerset Police

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“Arrest that man!” – Top cop collars nuisance motorcyclist during Council meeting

Posted on Saturday 18th July 2009 at 8:22 pm by SH (Editor)

Nuisance Motorcyclist

The start of last Wednesday night’s meeting of Bradley Stoke Town Council at the Jubilee Centre was delayed when a senior police officer attending the meeting was called into action to deal with a nuisance motorcyclist.

Town Clerk David Chandler exclaimed (somewhat tongue in cheek): “Arrest that man!” – as the errant biker sped across Jubilee Green, in full view of the gathered Councillors and Police Inspector Bob Evely, who was about to address the meeting.

Inspector Evely rose to the challenge and after a brief survey of the scene was able to collar the offender as he foolishly made a second pass across the green.

After speaking with the biker for several minutes, Inspector Evely returned to the meeting and proceeded to present his case for introducing an extra part-time police officer on the Bradley Stoke beat.

Combating nuisance motorbikers has long been a police priority in Bradley Stoke. Last year, the neighbourhood policing team announced a clampdown on the illegal riding of mopeds, motorcycles and mini-mopeds in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve.

More recently, the problem of motorbikes using footpaths around Saxon Way and Winsbury way was agreed as a priority issue at the April meeting of the Bradley Stoke Safer & Stronger Community Group.

The police have said they will continue to issue notices under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act and seize motorbikes where applicable.

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