TEN men have been charged in connection to a ‘Ride Out’ event that saw off-road bikers driving recklessly through Solihull and Birmingham.
The group of 10 – aged between 20 and 33 years old – have all been charged by West Midlands Police with causing a public nuisance in June 2016 and will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (March 8).
It brings the total number charged over the gathering to 29.
The force is taking a tough stance against bikers accused of taking over public roads, riding recklessly, pulling stunts and intimidating other road users.
It is alleged the men were among a large group of lout bikers who took part in an illegal bike rally through Solihull and across Birmingham during a five-hour rampage on June 26, 2016.
They have all been charged with causing public nuisance – an offence which can carry a significant prison sentence.
A total of 53 people, including those charged, have been arrested by West Midlands Police on suspicion of being involved in illegal Ride Out events.
The rest remain on police bail awaiting a charging decision from the Crown Prosecution Service.
Anyone with information on illegal biking is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101.