After a huge amount of enquiries to the WSCC – they have finally admitted that motorbikes are in fact completely EXEMPT from ANY penalties or time restrictions when parking in the bay referred to throughout this whole debacle. For how long this has been the case, we don't know. But they have been very happy to ticket bikes the whole way through.

CMW Motorcycles have never been informed of this fact and the signage on the roadside claims ALL vehicles must abide by the parking restrictions. Motorbikes have been ticketed, motorcyclists have been harassed by the wardens AND the council have repeatedly told us to move bikes along - all the while knowingly CHARGING CMW’s for the privilege of parking bikes outside our business for over half an hour during open days and bike meets for customers without informing us that they could park there FOR FREE. 

Maybe this is what Mr Ekinsmyth was alluding to in his email re the removing of  motorcycles but anyone who has read his email might disagree. We feel the reason we have been excluded from his email exchange with Mr Carpenter is because of the repercussions the WSCC will receive should this become public knowledge. SO if you have ever received a ticket or been moved on by a warden while on a bike in The Hornet, I would urge you to step forward and contact the Parking Department at Chichester. We will ourselves be looking for compensation for the harassment we have experienced over the years by traffic wardens and for parking tickets that have been illegally issued. 

CMW Motorcycle customers have only ever parked for half an hour and have abided by the rules that the road signage implies and the traffic wardens have informed us of, to ALL vehicles parking there. Whilst we take further actions directly as a business in relation to the above, I would personally like to say a huge thank you all for your kind and considered support since we posted this yesterday and will make sure to post an update once we know more. Thank you again, Richard 


CMW Motorcycles is located in the centre of Chichester, West Sussex in the south east of England, not far from Portsmouth, Hampshire, close to the south coast and near the historic Goodwood motor racing circuit, famous for its annual Goodwood Revival and Festival of Speed as well as frequent track days and other club events. CMW owner Richard Morgan and his father Alan before him have been selling and servicing new and used motorbikes and scooters for over 70 years. Nowadays CMW is a principal dealer for Suzuki, Moto-Guzzi, Royal Enfield and Aprilia motorcycles as well as Piaggio and Vespa Scooters, all wonderful makes, each with their own unique character. CMW's two factory trained technicians have both atttained Suzuki Master Technician status and are also Ducati Trained as well as being Factory Trained on Moto Guzzi, Aprilia, Royal Enfield, Vespa and Piaggio. Furthermore CMW has been maintaining and repairing the full range of other brands of motorcycles and scooters available in the UK for many years. CMW's workshop is equipped to carry out all types of repairs, diagnostics, servicing, tuning, tyre-fitting, accident repairs, MOT testing, dyno-testing and much more. To help you enjoy your motorcycling even more, CMW's retail shop carries a wide range of spares and accessories, from clothing to oil, from batteries to filters, plus a wide range of security products, covers, paddock stands, boots, gloves and helmets to name but a few. CMW Motorcycles is a proper motorcycle shop, run for enthusiasts by enthusiasts. Pay us a visit, you won't be disappointed.

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