Interesting suggestion from Ian Holme that the Council provides an off-road facility for motorbike/scrambler riders as an alternative to riding illegally in parks and open spaces.
Apparently a facility was provided by the Firthmoor Community Association a few years ago, but this finished owing to a lack of revenue. Bill Dixon tells me that it was run by members of a Hell's Angels Chapter - consequently no-one dared create any bother there or nick equipment!
I've spoken to the relevant Director Cliff Brown - we don't provide a facility like this at the moment, but it is something that will be investigated. It might be that better promotion for the Trials Club in Dalton which Ian White mentions in his comment is the way forward, or for the Council to do something ourselves. It could serve to give law-abiding residents somewhere to ride their machines, whilst I'm afraid enforcement will always be necessary for anti-social types who flout the law and cause misery for people using our parks.
By the way - the Wardens confiscated a bike recently, and this will probably end up in the crusher...