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French Canadian bikers set up a permanent campaign group

May 14, 2010

It’s not just the bikers in France who feel the need to have a permanent campaign group to protest at the introduction of anti-bike legislation all year round. Their cousins from the Canadian province of Quebec have recently decided to do the same, by setting up a local version of the FFMC – the French Federation of Angry Bikers.

The aim of the Quebecois organisation is pretty much the same as the French FFMC, that is to permanently protect and represent the rights and needs of motorcyclists, by liaising with the authorities to stop them from implementing stupid regulations that would have a negative impact on motorcycling.

Mouvement Escargot” is the name of the French Canadian organisation, with its headquarters based in Montreal, and which was created in January 2010. UK France bikers certainly support Mouvement Escargot and any other organisations around the world that aim to protect motorcyclists from the introduction of anti-bike legislation.

Too many are the authorities that don’t recognise the numerous benefits that motorcycles bring to the environment. Not only do powered two wheelers (PTWs) not congest, but they also offer a reliable, cheaper and faster mode of transport, while polluting far less than cars and other four wheel vehicles. While France and Quebec have their own permanent motorcycle protest group, other countries are in serious need of one. So who is next on the agenda?

If you are in Canada or close to Quebec, why not join the demonstration organised by Mouvement Escargot on Saturday 15th May 2010 that will take place in the Montreal area to protest at the ever rising registration fees for motorcyclists. The bikers will gridlock all major roads just outside Montreal to prevent the traffic from coming in the city and will then ride en masse in central Montreal to end up just outside the transport ministry of Quebec to express their anger at the authority that has so far failed to regulate the motorbike registration market. French Canadian bikers are clearly fed up with being treated like cash cows, on the grounds that they use a mode of transport which may be slightly more dangerous than others. Each of us has a right to move around by whatever suitable mode of transport and it is just not fair to disadvantage some people because they are considered more at risk than others.

Wherever you are, don’t mess up with the bikers, leave them alone!

Nous souhaitons bon courage a nos cousins quebecois. Nous sommes tous avec vous, battez-vous, et donnez-nous de vos nouvelles!



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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  1. Arnaud de Montréal permalink

    Merci beaucoup UK France bikers pour votre article concernant le mouvement escargot. Je suis quebecois (de Montréal) et vais participer a la manifestation d’aujourd’hui. Il est important pour l’intérêt de tous les motocyclistes du Quebec de faire valoir nos droits et de montrer aux autorités que nous ne nous laisserons pas faire. Nous sommes un groupe tres uni au Quebec et esperons que d’autres provinces du Canada suivront notre exemple.

  2. 2bikers permalink

    Il faut que les motards du monde entier s’unissent maintenant. Nous ne voulons pas devenir une “espece” en voie de disparition.


  3. DIANA permalink

    My man & I are really interested in escargot Operation for Canadians. My man owns a Harley Davidson & I would like to know when the next Bike cruise for Escargot operation is being held in Montreal? & which location? I would love to experience a ride to support the numerous benefits that motorcycles bring to the environment. Me & my man are all in & ready for this support 100%.

    Thank you !

    Diana aka Dee ~
    My celly# (514)629-2169

    • UK France bikers permalink

      Diana, Mouvement Escargot are planning another demonstration this Sunday 23rd May 2010 in Montreal. It’s going to be absolutely enormous, with up to 25,000 bikes expected to attend. You can access their website by clicking on this link for more details.
      We will write a post on Sunday’s demo, so stay tuned. We love Quebec so much, it’s one of the most beautiful and friendly places we have ever been to… French people just love Quebec and the Quebecois.

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