A GO-SLOW fuel protest could be about to hit the M62.
The protest, due on May 1, is being co-ordinated by bikers’ groups in Yorkshire and Lancashire, angered by soaring petrol prices.
Prices have hit the £1.20p level this week and retailers have warned it could rise yet further.
Organisers, who are against the rising cost of fuel, hope more than 1,500 bikers and motorists will join the convoy which is leaving Hartshead Moor Services on Saturday, May 1.
Protest organiser ‘Maverick’, who has led similar demonstrations for the past two years, said this year they were turning out on a Saturday instead of a weekday to minimise disruption and drum up more support.
He said: “We hope to beat the 2008 turn-out and chose to do it on a Saturday out of compassion for this all those people who are trying to earn a decent crust at work.
“Hopefully more people will be able to turn out with it not being a week day and we want as many to come as possible, so we get our message across.”
Riders and drivers will meet at the services at 9am, before joining a second convoy at Birch Services.
They plan to take up all lanes at speeds no greater than 25mph until they reach Manchester Town Hall, where they will be met by more protesters on foot.
The AA has said petrol prices could hit a record high of 128p per litre just after Easter with a wholesale rise and fuel duty increase set to hit motorists over the next few weeks.