British Transport Police under fire over undertaking video

The British Transport Police have had to respond to a video which depicts one of their vehicles incorrectly passing a cyclist

The British Transport Police have had to respond to a video posted online which depicts one of their vehicles incorrectly overtaking a cyclist at an interchange in Leeds.

The video, which surfaced on Monday morning via Youtube, was posted by user 'arronls' who entitled the video, 'British Transport Police show us how it's done.' The user described it by saying "Nice to see them setting an example and demonstrating the safest way to approach vulnerable road users."

The video shows the BTP car stopped behind the cyclist before overtaking on the left hand side as they both travel towards the A58.

Cycling Weekly  contacted the BTP for comment on the video to which a British Transport Police spokesman said:

“We are aware of a video online, showing one of our vehicles and a cyclist at traffic lights, said to be in Leeds.

“We are carrying out enquiries into the contents of the video.”

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).