Bath Police put brakes on pavement bikers

They say riders breaking the law will be fined or taken to court.

City centre beat manager Sgt Richard Durnford, said: "Riding on the pavement is one of the most common complaints we receive from the public. It's anti-social, selfish and potentially dangerous and we're determined to do something to stop it."

The issue is consistently a top priority raised at the regular police Partners and Communities Together (PACT) meetings.

Sgt Durnford says that officers on the beat on the city centre will be concentrating on illegal bike riding for the foreseeable future.

Last month during Avon and Somerset police's Relentless day of action in Bath, officers stopped 17 cyclists in just one morning who were riding on the pavements or flouting one-way restrictions. They verbally warned 14 and gave three others £30 fixed penalty notices.

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