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Bikers are of both sexes, n’est-ce pas mesdames et mesdemoiselles?

March 17, 2010

Look at these pretty ladies who are all bikers!

Too many members of the public, including politicians, believe that motorcyclists are dangerous, rude and rogue male species causing trouble on the roads. A fair proportion of those men believe that motorbikes and scooters are for male use only, thus systematically discriminating the opposite sex.

UK France Bikers believe that motorcycling is for everyone – male/messieurs as well as female/mesdames and mesdemoiselles. Both men and women have equal rights on the roads, including when riding motorcycles. So messieurs les motocyclistes, would you please stop assuming that you own the motorcycling industry, because you clearly don’t. If you don’t believe us, then read on.

No to motorcycling discrimination!

We say well done to Anne & Annie, organisers of the event

On 7th March 2010, more than 250 female bikers, fed up with being discriminated by their male counterparts, rode through the streets of Paris, to ensure that their rights and presence on the roads were recognised and acknowledged. Damn right, ladies, you have indeed the right to be treated in exactly the same way as those cheeky men who think they own the roads because they show their muscles or may ride a bigger motorbike than yours. We say well done to the ladies who made their voices heard and proved to the public, and the politicians, that not all motorcyclists were cheeky and arrogant boys!

We thought we would dedicate this post to Conservative Councillor Susan (Susie, as she claims to be) Burbridge, of Westminster City Council in Central London, who, in response to an email that was sent to her by a motorcyclist, angry at the introduction of a parking tax that she voted for, stated:-

“To my mind, your notice is not a warning I see it as a threat.
Bully-boy tactics until you get your own way. A common symptom of the male species.”

No Susan, as you can see, not all motorcyclists are dirty men, some of them are like yourself, nice women of all ages!

To whom it may also concern…


Please join and support the campaign to stop Westminster Council from stealth taxing motorcyclists to park before their scheme spreads all over the UK and the rest of Europe. For further details, visit

Rejoignez le groupe de manifestants contre le stationnement payant des motocyclistes a Westminster avant que cela ne se propage dans le reste du Royaume-Uni et l’Union Europeenne. Pour plus d’informations, consultez


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Si vous avez une experience a partager et que vous souhaiteriez voir publiee sur UK France, n’hesitez pas a nous contacter en cliquant ici.

  1. marion pathey-johns permalink

    Hmmm – “…….. or may ride a bigger motorbike than yours. ” ? -I thought size wasn’t supposed to be important?!

  2. John permalink

    That sounds like a very sexist remark. I would report her to the appropriate authorities and demand her removal as someone who is not competant.

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