Peterborough Cycle Ban

22 July 2010, 06:00

Police have issued a warning to cyclists riding through a pedestrianised part of Peterborough.

Officers and staff at the City Council say they've received "numerous" complaints from members of the public about people cycling along the stretch of Bridge Street between Bourges Boulevard and Cathederal Square.

That's despite cycling being banned in that part of Peterborough between 9am and 6pm from Monday to Saturday.

The riders risk a £30 fixed penalty notice for ignoring the rule.

PCSO Igor Simonov said: "We have had reports that people are cycling very fast in the area, which is dangerous, but it also changes the character of the area.

It means pedestrians cannot be relaxed and walk around without feeling they could be confronted by someone riding a bike."