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Fines for cyclists who break the rules in Windsor

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Cyclists in Windsor and Eton who ignore no cycling signs will soon be issued with £50 fines.

Thames Valley Police Neighbourhood Team says it has become aware of a number of people who have been riding bicycles in no cycling zones and there have also been issues with people cycling the wrong way down one way streets.

The tougher rules have been introduced after a four year old boy was knocked down and seriously injured by a cyclist in a pedestrian area.

A man was jailed for 27 weeks for causing bodily harm by wilful misconduct when driving.

Police have issued a video of the incident.

"There have been a number of near misses and also the incident involving the four year-old boy who was badly injured on Peascod Street and it's clear that cyclists need to respect the no cycling zones and we are aware that the public have been increasingly concerned about this issue. We have been engaging with cyclists and the public over the past month to warn them, but if cyclists continue to break the law by riding a bike where they shouldn't, or the wrong way down a one way street, they will be stopped and handed a fifty pound fine."

"If the offending cyclist is a child then their details will be taken and they will be fined at a later date in the presence of their parents. We hope that cyclists take heed of the warning and stop putting others in danger in no cycling zones, however if they don't take the warning we will be fining them."

– PCSO Lizzy Davidson of the Windsor Town Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team

Cyclists take part in New Forest 'Pedal Power'

The cyclists have been riding around Burley Credit: Andrew Pate

Over a hundred riders are taking part in Pedal Power in the New Forest today. They're enjoying glorious sunshine while riding around Burley - and raising money for the Heart unit at Bournemouth Hospital. Henry Dowse was one of the first to finish the 10k ride and has raised £1900 through sponsorship.


Families to appeal over killer driver's sentence

The fiancees of two cyclists mowed down in Berkshire say justice has not been served after their killer was jailed for ten years.

39-year-old Kris Jarvis and John Morland, who was 30, were hit by a stolen BMW during a police pursuit on the A329 in Purley in February.

The driver - Alexander Walters - was over the drink drive limit and had taken cocaine in the hours leading up to the crash.

Between them, Kris and John had seven children. Their partners say Walters' sentence is not nearly enough and plan to appeal against it.

They've been speaking exclusively to our reporter Mel Bloor.

Man due in court after deaths of two cyclists

A man is due in court charged with causing the deaths of two cyclists in Berkshire.

John Morland, who was 30-years-old, and 39-year-old Kris Jarvis were cycling along the A329 in Purley-on-Thames when they collided with a car.

Alexander Walter was arrested following their deaths.

He faces two charges of causing death by dangerous driving after his black BMW went out of control at speed on a corner.

Mr Jarvis and Mr Morland had been out on one of their regular training rides at the time they were killed on the evening of February 13th this year.

New Forest race sabotaged by tacks

A New Forest cycle race was disrupted after tacks were placed along the race course to puncture tyres.

Cyclists who took part in the Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive race suffered punctures at the event on Saturday.

Hampshire Police conducted house-to-house inquiries in the village of Bransgore after 15 cyclists suffered punctures.

This is the second time the race has been targeted and it came after posters were put up locally warning of the 'abuse of our tranquil locality' caused by the 2000 competitors.

It was surprising and disappointing to see a handful of anti-cycling campaigners trying to disrupt the event again this year by throwing tacks on to the road on several occasions. Our support teams, however, cleared these away before they could harm the riders, local drivers and New Forest animals."

– Martin Barden, from race organiser UK Cycling Events