Rider towed by German Shepherd prosecuted for dangerous cycling

Ian John Frankland fined £260 for allowing his dog to run down the middle of the road while tied to his bike

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Last week we, at Cycling Weekly, discovered that ‘bikejoring’ was a thing – being towed on your bike by dogs – but a man in Lancashire took it a step too far, landing him £600 out of pocket.

Ian John Frankland was riding along Mitton Road in Clitheroe with his German shepherd dog tied to his bike, which was running along near the central line on the road.

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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.