Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Wire Between Trees - Notts

reported by the BBC yesterday...Police are warning anyone who uses a stretch of woodland where wires were deliberately tied between trees. One cyclist was injured slightly when riding his bike in Ransom Wood off the Rainworth bypass in Nottinghamshire. The 37-year-old cyclist was saved from severe injury by his helmet, which took the force of the impact with the head-height wire.

Officers are also concerned that if a motorcyclist hit the wire they could be seriously, if not fatally, injured. Pc John Albanese said: "If they hit the wire at anything faster than 10mph they would be seriously injured, perhaps even decapitated." He added: "It could be the work of a prankster, but it is more likely a crude attempt to stop illegal off-road bikers from using the path. "It may seem a justified course of action to whoever did this, but their method is very dangerous and could cost someone their life."

...which has sparked an "enthusiastic" thread over at SingleTrackWorld.

1 Comments:


Farqui said...

The bar-stewards.

Notts posse be warned.

Actually, it makes me think if riding alone is now such a good idea.


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