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