Cyclists make plea to Met Police after riders 'systematically targeted by violent criminals' in spate of 'bike muggings'

Regent's Park Cyclists have penned an open letter to Sir Mark Rowley, supported by British Cycling, Rapha, Zwift and others

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An umbrella body of London-based cyclists has called for action from the Metropolitan Police to tackle a series of violent bike robberies which have affected their members, more than just materially.

Regent's Park Cyclists (RPC), a group which represents over 30 cycling clubs and more than 5,000 cyclists, has written to the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Mark Rowley, to call for more investigation into the unsolved crimes, and more visible policing of particular hotspots.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.