Berkshire cyclists to be fined for riding on the pavement

Cyclists in a suburb of Reading will no longer receive warnings before being issued with a fine

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Disobeying cyclists in a Berkshire suburb who ride on the pavement will be charged £30.

Residents in Caversham, a suburb of Reading, have been warned that Thames Valley Police are cracking down on those who do not abide by the Highway Code after a number of complaints to the police force in recent months about the problem.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.