Are you thinking of buying a quad bike, mini motorbike or go-ped
for your child to ride off-road? Don't - there is
nowhere legal to ride them within the borough of
- It is illegal to ride off-road vehicles such as quads,
scramblers, mini-motos and go-peds on any public space in the
borough of Rochdale. This includes parks, pavements, waste
grounds or parkways.
- If one of these bikes is ridden off-road, your child will be
breaking the law and there is a risk of a hefty fine, a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), a Community Protection Notice (CPN) or a breach of tenancy.
- To ride a bike on the road it must be especially built for road
use. The rider would have to be over 16 and will need registration
documents, MOT, road tax, insurance, a license and an approved
crash helmet just like a real motorbike.
- Riders risk serious injury, even death, to themselves and
Is there anywhere legal to ride off-road bikes?
There are no places to legally ride off-road vehicles in the
borough of Rochdale. However, there are organisations that
provide information on events and practice grounds, where off-road
bikes and quad bikes can be ridden legally.