158mph Biker Banned

A motorbiker caught doing more than 158mph on a dual carriageway has been banned from the roads for 15 months.

The speed the 23 year old from Bedford did on the A1 near Huntingdon on Saturday 30 April 2011 is thought to be the fastest ever recorded in Cambridgeshire.

The man was riding a black Honda CBR 60RR and was racing another motorbike at 6.10pm.  He was eventually caught near Sawtry, north of Huntingdon, where police found the bike had two defective tyres.

The rider pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Huntingdon Magistrates' Court on 30 June 2011.  He's been banned from driving for 15 months and will have to take an extended driving test before being allowed back on the roads.

He's also been given a 12 month supervision order, and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.  He's also had to pay £85 in costs.

PC Francis Crawford, who stopped the rider, said: `"This was a very dangerous piece of riding and it is only through sheer luck that no-one was seriously injured or killed. Riding at such speeds is unacceptable and puts other road users at risk."