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Rebels intercepted at Collector

By johnboy - 28 March 2011 78

We’d been tipped off over the weekend that there had been a major interception of Rebels bikies on the Federal highway.

NSW Police have this to say:

Police have issued numerous traffic infringement and defect notices after targeting an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang group ride in the state’s south at the weekend.

Officers from Strike Force Raptor conducted a mass vehicle stop of ‘Rebels’ members on Saturday afternoon at Collector as they travelled from Sydney to the ACT for a memorial ride.

Officers from South West Metropolitan Region Highway Patrol, Southern Region Highway Patrol, the Public Order and Riot Squad, the Dog Unit and ACT Police also assisted.

All ninety-five riders and three drivers were breath tested, with police also conducting a number of drug tests and motorcycle compliance checks.

Officers issued 20 traffic infringement notices, 10 defect notices and one criminal infringement notice for offensive language.

They also identified a suspended driver and one rider returned a positive result to a drug test.

Twenty Department of Environment and Climate Control notices were issued for excessive noise.

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78 Responses to
Rebels intercepted at Collector
shadow boxer 3:28 pm 28 Mar 11

The Rebels were here in the late 70’s. I think it’s always been considered their territory.

The Frots 3:20 pm 28 Mar 11

Burti said :

Outlaw is more of a terminology rather than them being actual outlaws. Bit hard to explain, but basically they are free bike clubs, by which I mean they are not affiliated with bike organisations.
So outlaws have their own clubs and chapters and their own sets of rules.

It goes way, way back to the original ‘1%er’s’ – as far back as the 1960’s I think. From this, the ‘outlaw’ groups wore the 1% badge with pride and, hence, the term OMCG was derived in the late 1980’s.

But I was interested in the situation here in Canberra. I was told that there was a previous OMCG here some time back (not sure of the name) and was wondering about the history of it.

Burti 2:56 pm 28 Mar 11

Outlaw is more of a terminology rather than them being actual outlaws. Bit hard to explain, but basically they are free bike clubs, by which I mean they are not affiliated with bike organisations.
So outlaws have their own clubs and chapters and their own sets of rules.

shadow boxer 2:54 pm 28 Mar 11

Burti said :

I really do have the utmost respect for the police force as they generally do a great job, but (dare I say) picking on a bikie gang is easy pray. I’m new to Canberra but it looks like car driving hoons are the biggest menace on the road, there are so many tracks of laid down rubber that they should have the F1 here instead!

I always find peoples perceptions of bikie gangs very interesting as the majority of people don’t like them. I personally have no problems with groups of bikers, as a child we had the Hells Angels show their bikes off at the local town centre and due to how they dress etc I was a bit intimidated but my mum was more than happy to walk with me around the bikes and point out the other kids who were being fussed over by the Angels. Some of them really are very nice people who work hard just like other people, they just happen to enjoy their bikes and tatts – really, what is the problem?
And I’m not being naive, I have read about some of the ‘concerns’ shall we say 😉
Granted, there will always be a few bad apples in the cart but that’s life!

haha, sorry, you are the most naive person in naivetown.

astrojax 2:41 pm 28 Mar 11

saw a group of hardlies – a rabble? a disaster? what’s the appropriate collective noun for bikies? – cruising down the parkway middle of the weekend, shadowed a couple hundred metres behind by three of the afp’s finest on their shiny white steeds. wonder if these were the same rebellious lads?

weeziepops 2:36 pm 28 Mar 11

I realise this may be a stoopid question but… if they are outlawed, why are they able to have a clubhouse and to display their “colours” without consequences?

Burti 2:04 pm 28 Mar 11

I really do have the utmost respect for the police force as they generally do a great job, but (dare I say) picking on a bikie gang is easy pray. I’m new to Canberra but it looks like car driving hoons are the biggest menace on the road, there are so many tracks of laid down rubber that they should have the F1 here instead!

I always find peoples perceptions of bikie gangs very interesting as the majority of people don’t like them. I personally have no problems with groups of bikers, as a child we had the Hells Angels show their bikes off at the local town centre and due to how they dress etc I was a bit intimidated but my mum was more than happy to walk with me around the bikes and point out the other kids who were being fussed over by the Angels. Some of them really are very nice people who work hard just like other people, they just happen to enjoy their bikes and tatts – really, what is the problem?
And I’m not being naive, I have read about some of the ‘concerns’ shall we say 😉
Granted, there will always be a few bad apples in the cart but that’s life!

Bluey 2:00 pm 28 Mar 11

So they only drug tested one of them?

KaptnKaos 1:05 pm 28 Mar 11

The Frots said :

Just out of interest, has there ever been any other OMCG’s in Canberra or just the Rebel’s? And how long have they been here?

I think these have been the only ones in Canberra for a while, they’ve been kicked out of too many towns, ACTGovco is too leanient and lets them stay.

The Frots 12:42 pm 28 Mar 11

Just out of interest, has there ever been any other OMCG’s in Canberra or just the Rebel’s? And how long have they been here?

KaptnKaos 12:23 pm 28 Mar 11

The Police obviously weren’t trying hard enough, all rebels are a walking/breathing offence.

Good on the police for doing this, should be more of it.

frank2112 12:20 pm 28 Mar 11

Only 20 excessive noise notices. Must have run out of ink. they were all congregated at the burns club in kambah on friday night and left on sunday morning doing 80 km/h all the way up the parkway.

johnboy 12:14 pm 28 Mar 11

artuoui said :

“….and one criminal infringement notice for offensive language. “

Only one?

It must have been a corker.

artuoui 12:01 pm 28 Mar 11

“….and one criminal infringement notice for offensive language. “

Only one?

colourful sydney rac 11:57 am 28 Mar 11

Good. THey should do this more often, easy pickings methinks.

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