We have become aware of an outrageous situation whereby a garage in Hull have put up signs advising all bikers that they must now pre-pay for fuel prior to the pump being turned on.
Now we’re all aware of how much removing helmets prior to being able to fuel up, causes a fair amount of uproar amongst bikers – something we generally disagree with having to do, though understand the reasoning behind…..however this takes things to a whole new level.
Picture by Phil Collinson
Phil Collinson posted an image of a sign hung up at the fuel pump onto Facebook group, East Yorkshire Mag, after trying to fill up his tank stating:
“Please come in and pay for your fuel first. This is a new company policy. Your pump will not be started unless you do so.”
Mr Collinson wrote:
“When they’d finished announcing over the tannoy that we had to go inside and pay first, we put our money back away and filled up elsewhere.”
This has apparently come after the garage had seen a lot of non payers ride off without paying. Bikers have apparently been singled out due to the garages CCTV struggling to pick up bike number plates.
A member of staff told the hull daily mail:
“We don’t want to go into it too much but there was a rise in drive-offs. On a car you can see the registration but it’s hard to see it on a motorcycle.”
which was apparently not enough for local bikers who have claimed they will be boycotting the station until the signs down – which has seemed to have worked as since this was posted to facebook and made the news the signs have been taken down.
Have you ever been refused fuel as you were on a bike? How did you react?
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