Organisers of the May Day weekend fuel protests are reported to be threatening more action unless the incoming government takes action to reduce fuel duty.

About 400 motorcyclists and 25 cars took part in a go-slow demonstration against rising petrol and diesel prices in the Manchester area over the weekend, with traffic disrupted on the M62, M602 and M60 motorways.

Protest leader ’Maverick’ told the Manchester Evening News that the large turnout indicated the strength of feeling among UK drivers, adding: "It is very rare that the British public get up and air their concerns but they did just that here. We just can’t understand why prices keep going up and up – it just makes no sense."

The biker added that more action could be imminent "if the demand is there".