Aussie cops stop Branson for cycling without helmet

Branson pictured cycling in 2002. Credit: PA

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson has been stopped by police in Adelaide for riding a bicycle without a cycling helmet.

But the billionaire avoided a £100 fine because he said he was not aware of the local cycling rules, The Telegraph reported.

"He stopped immediately and was spoken to by two police officers at the time," a spokesman said.

"He was given a caution and then put on a helmet. It was pretty straightforward."