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Cavalcades / police escorts around Abbey Street

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Thursday 26 September 2019 11.10am
I have seen so many groups of police bikes / black cars driving in formation and stopping all the traffic over the last year around Abbey Street / Maltby Street / Tower Bridge Road.

So now I am desperately curious...

Anyone know what or why? Southwark Crown Court?

A.
Thursday 26 September 2019 11.21am
I think it's training for motorcycle outriders. They go round and round the same routes.

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Thursday 26 September 2019 2.53pm
I think its training. There is some sort of parking / garage on Maltby Street that houses police bikes. I sometimes see them come out of there in formation.
Friday 27 September 2019 4.23pm
LukeGrangeWalker wrote:
I think its training. There is some sort of parking / garage on Maltby Street that houses police bikes. I sometimes see them come out of there in formation.
There is indeed. This is the home for the outrider teams that escort the royals etc. I once saw the big Mrs herself being escorted by them down Long Lane. She was caged on the back seat of a Range Rover in much the same way a dog would be. Being a lifelong republican, I found this delightfully appropriate.

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