Cyclists fined for riding in Derby pedestrian zones

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A crackdown on cyclists illegally riding through Derby has resulted in 11 being fined and two facing court.

The city council said the campaign, which began on 2 August, had been prompted by complaints from pedestrians who felt threatened and intimidated.

Police and council officers stopped more than 500 people for breaching no cycling zones and issued advice and maps of permitted routes.

The cyclists who got a court summons had refused to accept the £30 fine.

Councillor Chris Poulter said: "It seems there were lots of people who were aware of the traffic orders but simply chose to ignore them.

"On the flip side, there were plenty who didn't know but were positive about the campaign and received the advice well.

"It's clear that there are many cyclists that have obeyed the law and it's reassuring to see people getting off their bikes and walking through the pedestrian areas."

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