M62 bikers ride to Manchester in fuel prices protest
Bikers express their anger at high fuel prices
Hundreds of motorcyclists protesting over the record price of petrol staged a go-slow on the M62 into Manchester.
About 400 bikers travelled at 25mph from Hartshead Moor Services in West Yorkshire to Manchester city centre in the "May-Hem" protest.
Police said motorists faced delays as slow moving traffic was reported along the route on Saturday morning, but any disruption was minimised.
The convoy arrived in Manchester at about 1130 BST.
Some heavy traffic was reported around Regent Road as police directed the bikers through the city centre, but no major problems were reported.
Protests in the last two years have seen hundreds of bikers take over motorways by travelling slowly and in convoy.
Organisers said the fuel prices were "unfair"
Organisers on biker websites say the general election campaign is an opportunity to show the "political elite" they want a cut in fuel duty.
The AA's monthly fuel price report for April says petrol prices have reached a new record high, having broken the previous record of 119.7p per litre set in July 2008.
Rising wholesale costs, a 1p increase in fuel duty on 1 April and a higher price for oil continue to push pump prices up by one to two-tenths of a penny a day, the organisation said, with the UK having the eleventh highest unleaded price in Europe and the second highest diesel price.
One of the protest organisers, David Whitehouse, known as Triumphman, said the prices were "unfair".
"We just think it's unfair they way that government targets motorists," he said.
"We are seen as as soft targets."
These people are deluded. Oil is a diminishing resource and we had better get used to high prices
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