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Fines for cyclists on footpaths

Cyclists spotted riding illegally on the pavement will be fined £30 or sent an anti-social behaviour warning letter in a crackdown by Lincolnshire Police.

Officers have set up Operation Riviera after complaints about cyclists endangering pedestrians in Skegness.

Adults seen cycling on footpaths are likely to receive a fixed penalty ticket. Under-16s will have a warning letter sent to their parents.

Police said "robust action" is needed to stop pedestrians being harmed.

PCSO Dave Bunker said: "There are genuine concerns someone is going to be seriously hurt if we can't put a stop to it.

"We need to get the message across that cycling on pavements is inconsiderate, a nuisance and also very dangerous."

Officers will carry out high visibility patrols, targeting the town centre and Parade areas, over the next few weeks.



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