Richmond Park cyclists warned not to abuse or harass female motorists

London's Metropolitan Police says that "male cyclists" have abused and harassed "female motorists" in park

Richmond Park
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Cyclists in Richmond Park have been warned not to harass authorised motorists, with London's Metropolitan Police saying that it had received reports from female motorists of abuse from male cyclists.

According to the Met's Royal Parks Police, women who have driven through the park, with permission, have been shouted at and harassed by men on bikes, who mistakenly believe they are not allowed to be there in a motor vehicle.

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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.