August 24, 2020 1.20 pm This story is over 45 months old

20 fines at car and bike meet in Lincolnshire woods

Around 200 vehicles attended the event

Police issued around 20 fines to drivers and bikers after hundreds of vehicles gathered at a car and bike meet in woods near Market Rasen over the weekend.

The force warned before the meet at Willingham Woods on Saturday, August 22 that some drivers enjoy it, but “unfortunately these events also attract drivers and riders who want to spoil the events by showing off, acting in an anti-social manner and generally letting the side down”.

The event was attended by approximately 200 vehicles, with Lincolnshire Police officers and the force’s drone team present, along with the Lincolnshire Road Safety camera team.

Lincolnshire Police said the vast majority were compliant, but that they did speak with some drivers to give them advice, as well as issuing around 20 fixed penalty notices for offences such as speeding.

In the comments on a post warning about the police presence on the force’s Facebook page, Ken Rutherford said “still picking on the bikers I see”, to which they replied “the ones that can’t ride safely, yep”.

Before the weekend police also said that people who wished to use the woods and cafe for separate reasons have “reported finding it an intimidating experience” when these events take place.

Police also condemned some of the bikers in the same woods back in May saying “social distancing applies to everyone” after “a few let the side down”.