Moment gang of Huddersfield quad bike 'morons' cause mayhem on main roundabout

Law-abiding motorists have again hit out at the antics of anti-social motorcyclists and quad bikers in Huddersfield.

A large group of bikers, some apparently without helmets, were reported at various locations in Huddersfield on Sunday afternoon, including at the Ainley Top roundabout where one quad was seen pulling a wheelie.

Footage of the convoy showed one biker holding what appeared to be a phone as he approached the busy roundabout. Several previous incidents have been reported to the police including poor riding in Bradley, Huddersfield.

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Drivers took to social media to express their disgust at the manner of the riding. One woman said a group of around '20 idiots' on motorbikes and quads had stopped traffic coming off the M62 around Lindley Moor Road. She noted that some were not wearing helmets while popping wheelies.

She said a woman on horseback had almost been thrown from the animal as the bikers passed nearby. One man said the bikers were 'scum of society' while another said: "These morons are risking their lives and the lives of other roads users."

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman told YorkshireLive: "Officers received a number of reports of anti-social off road riding in the Huddersfield area on Sunday and we are making contact with everyone who made a report to gain as much information as we can to identify those responsible and take action."

“Regular police patrols and seizures of illegal bikes continue to take place and footage of dangerous driving or riding can be submitted online to our Operation Snap portal."

The online police portal for reporting bad driving or riding can be found here.

A biker riding 'hands free' at Ainley Top while apparently holding something - possibly a mobile phone
A biker riding 'hands free' at Ainley Top while apparently holding something - possibly a mobile phone

Police officers have seized a number of illegal and off-road bikes in Huddersfield in recent months. In January roads policing officers seized eight off-road bikes and one quad as well as two vans that were being used to transport them.

In June, off-road bikes were seized in Deighton and Lower Hopton. Last year two 'pit bikes' were seized in Dalton, Huddersfield.

In 2021 a Huddersfield man, Marcus Joyce, 23, tragically died after pulling a wheelie on his motorcycle while speeding up Blackmoorfoot Road, Huddersfield.

Information can be given to West Yorkshire Police by calling 101 or online at

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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