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Biker fuel price protests in Manchester.

 
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Kentucky Fried Panda



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject: Biker fuel price protests in Manchester. Reply with quote

if you're travelling around the city on Thursday, expect delays.

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A MASSIVE 'go-slow' protest against high fuel prices is set to bring roads across Greater Manchester to a standstill.

More than a thousand bikers are expected to join forces to cause havoc on motorways and major routes into the city centre to demonstrate their anger at the soaring cost of petrol.



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find that the sad thing about all these protests is . . . who are they protesting against? It'd be great if petrol prices came down, and stayed down - but it isn't going to happen is it - the only way is up.

Sure we could cut fuel excise, thereby bankrupting the country a little more, but the reduction in tax would quickly be eaten up by another increase in oil prices.

Strikes me there is a bit of a "King Canute" thing going on here, trying to turn back the tide of rising energy prices. Maybe people will start to spot the pattern soon, and peak oil will become a widely discussed issue? We can dream . . .
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

old news, nothing to see here...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ding Ding, Round 2 to be held in Manchester on 01/05/10.

Bikers plan m-way go slow in fuel protest:
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1238369_bikers_plan_mway_go_slow_in_fuel_protest
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why bikers?? Surely they use less fuel than any other motorists on the road. Now truckers...
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about biking, but I seem to recall reading that the total cost of motoring (inc. fuel) is more than 10% down since 1997; unlike the cost of my train tickets!

Sorry, not got a source for this.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't go, I'm currently between bikes after some health complications, maybe next year.
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