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Last Updated: Saturday, 20 October 2007, 15:24 GMT 16:24 UK
Bikers rally in congestion demo
Motorbike rally
Motorcycle campaigners say bikes do not cause congestion
Thousands of bikers rode through the streets of London to demand they be made exempt from congestion and road pricing schemes.

Motorcyclists gathered at Wembley Stadium before heading towards Whitehall in central London to campaign against government road pricing plans.

They want to be made exempt from local council road charging schemes in the forthcoming Local Transport Bill.

The rally was organised by Motorcycle News and RiderConnect.

RiderConnect's campaign manager, Richard Olliffe said: "Our protest is necessary to draw to the government's attention that motorcycles and scooters are not congesting and so should be exempt from any and all congestion or road pricing schemes."

The rally passed through Marylebone Road, Woburn Place, Aldwych and Victoria Embankment before finally arriving at Whitehall.



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