Camden police won't fine pavement cyclists if they have good reason to be there

Metropolitan Police officers in Camden, London, seek to find out why pavement cyclists don't want to ride on the road rather than automatically fine them

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Police in Camden, London, are taking a novel approach in dealing with people cycling on pavements, as they seek to find out why some cyclists feel uncomfortable riding on the roads.

Rather than automatically issuing a fixed penalty to anyone caught riding on the pavement, officers will instead question them as to the reason behind their decision not to use the road.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.