Fight continues against illegal trail bike riding, motorbike hooning

Wyndham Cr Susan McIntyre with members of Victoria Police and their new off-trail motorbikes. (Supplied) 241143_01

Wyndham council has donated two off-road motorbikes to Victoria Police to help in the fight against motorbike hooning.

Police officers will use the bikes to patrol off-road areas to combat illegal trail bike riding and motorbike hooning across the municipality.

Wyndham mayor Adele Hegedich said the council has been providing local police with off-road motorbikes since 2017.

“Wyndham city enjoys a strong relationship with Victoria Police, and we are continually working to find ways in which we can assist them to do their job,” Cr Hegedich said.

“Providing these bikes is one way council can assist and also keep our residents safe.”

Wyndham’s community safety portfolio holder, Cr Susan McIntyre, welcomed the donation.

“Illegal trail bike riding puts the safety of our residents at risk,” Cr McIntyre said.

“There is no excuse for someone to use our parks and reserves for illegal riding of motorcycles or other illegal activities.

“With school holidays around the corner, we need our residents to feel safe and be able to play and use our parks and pathways safely – without the threat of illegal trail bikes.”

If residents are affected by illegal trail bike use on roads or in council parks and reserves, they can contact the Victoria Police Hoon Hotline on 1800 333 000.