Police set a trap for cyclists riding on the pavement along Leicester's Golden Mile yesterday.Hurrah!
Cyclist Yatin Valand, 28, of Belgrave, Leicester, was told to dismount when officers spotted him riding on the pavement. Mr Valand, a printer, said: "This is a dangerous road and it is safer to ride on the pavement – although I know that is dangerous for pedestrians."Subliminal response: "Screw those freaks! I'm saving the planet!"
Bhavna Lakhani, who owns a photographic studio in Belgrave Road, said: "I have sympathy with the cyclists and the pedestrians. "I can understand why some cyclists are not happy about riding on the main road because it is very busy here and the traffic goes very fast."So, buy a car and keep up.
Ratilal Govind, chairman of the Belgrave United Neighbourhood Watch, said: "This is an issue which people bring up time and again as they are worried a pedestrian will be seriously injured.
"It is excellent to see the police out enforcing the law."Yes, it is. It makes a refreshing change from them claiming there’s nothing they can do. Are you listening, Essex Police Farce?