Gloucester cyclists face crack-down on illegal riding

Police in Gloucester are putting the brakes on anti-social cyclists who are ignoring the laws in the town centre. 

Riders are banned from cycling along Gate streets in the city centre between 10am and 5pm, however the local constabulary say cyclists ignoring the rules is one of the most reported crimes in the city centre. 

This weekend officers patrolled the streets to capture the culprits and warnings were handed out to a number of riders.

Police in Gloucester are putting the brakes on anti-social cyclists who are ignoring the laws in the town centre. 

Riders are banned from cycling along Gate streets in the city centre between 10am and 5pm, however the local constabulary say cyclists ignoring the rules is one of the most reported crimes in the city centre. 

This weekend officers patrolled the streets to capture the culprits and warnings were handed out to a number of riders.

A spokesperson for the Police said, “One of the most regular complaints we receive in the city centre is around cyclists riding on the pedestrianised area.

“That’s why we held this weekend’s operation and why we are encouraging cycle safety across the board.

“We would just urge riders to consider the dangers they may be presenting to other people and themselves.”

Research carried out by the Gloucester City Centre Community Partnership (GCCCP) found that over a 17hr period no fewer than 20 riders per hour (on average) were recorded breaking the rules. 

“Things have got really bad again,” said a member of the group.

“There is a big issue on the Gate streets with traffic in general, but cycling in the area has become the biggest issue.

“It needs to be sorted out one way or another.”