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Police target 'selfish' cyclists in Bath

People caught riding bicycles on the pavement in Bath will be fined or taken to court, police have said.

Last month officers stopped 17 cyclists in one morning who were riding on the pavements or flouting one-way restrictions.

Fourteen were verbally warned and three given £30 fixed penalty notices.

A force spokesman said: "Riding on the pavement is antisocial, selfish and potentially dangerous. We're determined to do something to stop it."

He added: "[Cyclists] riding on the pavement is one of the most common complaints we receive from the public.

"The issue is consistently a top priority raised at the regular police Partners and Communities Together (Pact) meetings.

"Officers in the city centre will be concentrating on illegal bike riding for the foreseeable future."

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