Friday, March 04, 2016

Cyclist faces prosecution over approximately 200 yard-long wheelie

A cyclist's wheelie which lasted for approximately 200 yards has landed him in trouble with police in Bradford, West Yorkshire. The unnamed male cyclist rode his bike on the back wheel continuously down Queens Road towards Manningham from Kings Road traffic lights last Friday afternoon.

With heavy traffic in both direction. An officer from the district nuisance vehicle team was behind on a motorbike and witnessed the cyclist weaving about close to moving traffic putting himself and others in a degree of danger and potential damage to other road users’ vehicles.

He was stopped at the roadside and couldn’t really see what all the fuss was all about. PC Hudson commented: "This report might seem trivial to some but if you were in your car and the cyclist crashed into the side of your car causing damage and then rode away, you wouldn’t be too pleased. There is the other element to consider which is the safety of the rider should a motorist not be paying attention.

"The rider was continually on the back wheel performing a wheelie for approximately 200 yards. That’s not acceptable on busy main roads with heavy traffic. He was reported for the offence of careless and inconsiderate cycling (section 29 Road Traffic Act 1988) and will be receiving a summons to attend Court for his selfish manner of rider. There is a time and place for that, and Queens Road at 3pm is certainly not one of them."

1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

I guess if Trump wins I won't move to England. 200 yards and didn't cause any trouble except piss off the cop? Bulletin to Mr and Mrs England and all the ships at sea: if the dude had collided with a car, he would come out on the short end. So tell him not to do that, for everyone's safety, and let him go. I suppose it would have been OK on a unicycle. What a nanny state.