Live Hells Angels ride out and traffic updates as 3,000 bikers take to A23, M23, M25 and Sussex roads

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The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is celebrating its 50th UK anniversary with a huge ride out from Crawley to Brighton

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is celebrating its 50th UK anniversary with a huge ride out this afternoon (June 1).

Police are expecting anywhere from 700 up to 3,000 bikers, who have travelled from all over the world, to take to our roads.

The club's Euro Run has never been held in the UK before - the main event is being held at a hotel venue in Surrey but organisers have said it will culminate in a large scale ride out.

This will take place along the A23 from Pease Pottage to Brighton seafront between 2pm and 4.30pm.

However, it's expected that the surrounding road networks, including the M25 and M23, will also be affected as bikers make their way to and from the event.

Hells Angels Motorcycle Club bikers are taking to our roads today (June 1)

Hells Angels Motorcycle Club bikers are taking to our roads today (June 1) (Image: Twitter: @mgs_francetrip)

Assistant Chief Constable Nev Kemp, who is leading policing operations for both Surrey and Sussex, said: “Although this is a private event, we expect the HAMC celebrations to have an impact on the local road network in parts of East Surrey and West Sussex as large groups of motorcyclists travel to and from the venue.

"The ride out will also see several hundred motorcyclists riding in a large convoy which will cause some traffic disruption on the route down to Brighton and back.

“In the interests of public safety, police outriders will accompany the convoy and temporarily hold traffic at key points to keep them together and try to minimise the overall impact on other road users.

"However, on such a busy weekend, I would urge anyone planning to travel along the A23 stretch between Gatwick and Brighton that afternoon to allow extra time and consider alternative routes."

 

Spectators packed A23 bridges to watch Hells Angels

People watched the Hells Angels bikers from the A23 bridges

People watched the Hells Angels bikers from the A23 bridges (Image: Angela Roberts)

People packed onto bridges above the A23 to watch Hells Angels bikers make their way towards Brighton on the club’s 50th anniversary ride out.

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