Stopped by police: for riding on a cycle path (video)

Policeman stops cyclist in London asking him why he is riding on a pavement... only it's a cycle path

Police in London, video evidence suggests, may not actually be the best at enforcing the law.

Silvio Diego mounted a cycle path on the Strand, central London, when his ride was halted by a policeman.

The policeman asked: “Why are you cycling on a pavement?” to which Mr Diego replied, “This is a path, a path for bikes.”

Realising his error of judgement, the policeman smirked “Sorry, I can’t see the cycle path.”

Mr Diego laughed off the incident: “The cop, although a bit blind, had a good sense of humour. He smiled when he realised he made a silly mistake.”

So keep riding on those designated cycle paths, folks.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

Chris first started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2013 on work experience and has since become a regular name in the magazine and on the website. Reporting from races, long interviews with riders from the peloton and riding features drive his love of writing about all things two wheels.

Probably a bit too obsessed with mountains, he was previously found playing and guiding in the Canadian Rockies, and now mostly lives in the Val d’Aran in the Spanish Pyrenees where he’s a ski instructor in the winter and cycling guide in the summer. He almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.