Being something of an occasional pedant and an arkward t**t who likes to puncture balloons, if I dig my old leathers out, put 'em and walk round to my local, or for that matter drive in my leathers to a Sam's pub, carrying a helmet, does that mean I would not get served? Does wearing the apparel make me a biker? Or I could be a complete tit and ride ( as I see so many people who will end up a skid mark on the road ), in shorts, trainers, t-shirt. I could park up round the corner, secure my helmet and gloves, walk to the pub and get served. Which shows what a nonsense this ban is. As others have said, the majority of bikers are not young hooligans, they have disposable income an plenty of it, which is why they can spend up to 10's of thousands on a 'toy' / hobby. There ARE hooligans, as in everything, but a very small minority, who tend to be self -regulating because when you ride like a t**t you tend to get t****ed.