Posted on 13th December 2016
PCSO Tom Langley
Officers from the Alvaston and Boulton Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Derby are appealing for information from the public after reports of nuisance cyclists.
The appeal comes after several reports to the team of teenagers riding pedal cycles in a manner that could be dangerous on the roads in the suburbs of Derby.
PCSO Tom Langley from the Boulton team explains: “Whilst on patrol I now get complaints from residents, on almost a daily basis, of teenagers riding their bikes dangerously or causing a nuisance.
“They are described as performing ‘wheelies’ down the road, weaving in and out of traffic and allegedly causing drivers to brake hard to avoid a collision.
“Whilst we will always encourage young people to use pedal cycles as a mode of transport we want to ensure that they are not putting themselves or others in danger.
“We would encourage parents and guardians to speak to their children and help to ensure that if they are out on their bikes that they are doing so safely. We would be more than happy to speak to the individuals concerned to remind them of their responsibilities as a road user and ensure that they realise the danger they are potentially putting themselves and others in.
“We would also ask that if anyone has any dash cam video footage of such behaviour that they make contact with us.”
Anyone with information should contact the team 101, alternatively send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.