Brecon and Radnorshire MP Fay Jones has invited Home Secretary James Cleverly MP to see first-hand the “nightmare” of noisy, speeding motorbikes.

Ms Jones has campaigned for tougher action against speeding motorbikes for several years.

Speeding motorbikes through the countryside are a nuisance to residents in rural areas.

Ms Jones has worked closely with Dyfed-Powys Police to ensure all resources are used in combatting this countryside nuisance. 

But Ms Jones has also taken the fight to Westminster by urging Home Secretary James Cleverly to come and see the problem for himself. After hearing the MP describe the problem, and the effect it is having on her constituents, Mr Cleverly has agreed a visit in the next few weeks. 

15/05/24 - Westminster, London. The Home Secretary James Cleverly meets with MPs and candidates to discuss rural crime. Picture by Edward Massey / CCHQ
The Home Secretary met with MPs and candidates to discuss rural crime (Copyright: Edward Massey / CCHQ) (.)

Ms Jones said: “Speeding motorbikes are the bane of rural life. While the countryside is there to be enjoyed by everyone, the noise and speed of racing bikers is a daily nightmare for many residents. I’ve been working on this issue for a number of years and I applaud the work that Dyfed-Powys Police are doing, but I am determined to go further. 

“That’s why, I went to see the Home Secretary James Cleverly to talk about this issue. I have invited James to come to Brecon to see this issue for himself and I am delighted that he has accepted.

“I am determined to reduce this problem for my constituents. Bikers have a right to enjoy their hobby but not at the expense of those who live in rural areas like Brecon and Radnorshire.”