‘WE MUST TRUST POLICE TO DO THE RIGHT THING’
The room had been full of excited chatter as eight bikers banged on about how brilliant motorcycles are.
And then conversation turned to bike theft. One guy recounted a particularly harrowing tale of having his pride and joy stolen. There was almost a tear in his eye as he recalled events. The listeners, shouty and exuberant just moments before, hung their heads in reverence. Everyone had similar stories to tell.
I’ve had three bikes stolen and could relate to the despair hanging over the gathered group of MCN readers, asked to share views on their biking lives. So when the conversation turned to what should be done about those who seem so happy to deprive us of our bikes, things got a little heated and the language colourful. That gathering would no doubt have approved of the tough action police are now taking (see page 10). These officers don’t really want to be causing accidents, but they’ve been left with little choice. Surely we need to trust those bettertrained, better-placed and better-informed to make spur-of-the-moment decisions when trying to uphold the law?
FROM THE EDITOR