How many policemen does it take to arrest a teenage cyclist?

The punchline is, according to The Press in York, 10.

Now, we all know that cycling on pavements is illegal. And, obviously, 19-year old Dinah Allen should have coughed up the £45 fine she was handed down for getting caught...

...But were 10 policemen and a day in the clink really necessary? I sound like my gran...it's political correctness gone mad...they should be catching murderers...

Anyway read the full story here. Police Swoop on Teen Cyclist...

Rob Spedding

Editor-in-Chief, Cycling Plus, Cycling Plus Magazine
Editor-in-chief Rob has been pedalling Cycling Plus since 2007. His first proper road bikes were a Raleigh Sprint in the early 1980s and then a Trek 1000 in 1999. A former competitive runner, Rob has repeatedly threatened to become a competitive cyclist in every discipline from time-trailling to hill climbing to bike polo. We're still waiting.
  • Discipline: Road. Mainly commuting but with the occasional mountainous sportive that he'll complain about/fail to complete. Enjoys cake stops. Will never, ever do another triathlon after a bad experience in open water.
  • Preferred Terrain: Gently undulated roads – he's more of a rouleur. Likes gravel.
  • Current Bikes: BMC Alpenchallenge, Viner Perfecta, BMC Granfondo GF0, anything shiny that Warren Rossiter will allow him to ride
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Specialissima, Raleigh Banana
  • Beer of Choice: Innis and Gunn Original
  • Location: Bath, UK
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