Nearly 15,800 riders fined for unsafe cycling on London's roads

Police raise £789,000 in fines from cyclists who jump red lights, ride on the pavement and perform other unsafe acts.

Police in London raised £789,000 from nearly 15,800 tickets issued to unsafe cyclists last year, in figures reported by the Evening Standard.

The Metropolitan Police dished out 4,896 fines to bike users who jumped red lights, the highest number in four years. The 15,786 tickets issued is more than double the 6,286 issued in 2012.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.