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Pavement cyclists could be fined

Cyclists are being warned to keep off pavements in a Lancashire town or face being fined.

Community support officers from Lancashire Police will be in Morecambe issuing £30 tickets to cyclists if they ride on the pavements not roads.

It is part of an initiative to ensure pedestrians are safer in the town, a police spokesman said.

Cyclists riding "inappropriately" will be given a warning but those caught a second time will be fined.

Insp Geoff Tag said: "Cyclists are encouraged to ride along the promenade and on the pavement on Caton Road and Coastal Road as part of recognised cycleways but they must still ride safely.

"If a cyclist is seen to be riding in a dangerous or unacceptable manner, they will be prosecuted without first being warned."

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