Rider clocked at over 100mph in Cerrigydrudion as Police patrols put focus on bike safety

Published date: 06 April 2017 |
Published by: Josh Morris 
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Police patrols carried out this weekend as part of an operation aimed at reducing deaths and serious injury on the roads saw a biker being caught riding at over 100mph going through Cerrigydrudion.

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit were on routine patrol as part of Operation Darwen in the area on Sunday when they clocked a motorbike riding at 104mph on a 60mph road.

The biker was stopped and subsequently issued with a TOR (Traffic Offence Report). The rider could now face a court appearance.

During the day officers, including police bikers, patrolled hotspot areas such as the EVO triangle, Betws-y-Coed, Bala and Rhug near Corwen. They also took the opportunity to talk with bikers over a cup of coffee and allowed children to be photographed with the police bikes.

Sgt Nicola Grimes-Williams, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “““Although Operation Darwen is aimed at motorcyclists, we do look at all motorists as part of the campaign. We will continue to target, with a view to prosecution, all those that ride or drive dangerously, at excess speed, overtake on solid white lines or commit any other road traffic offences.”

During the day, officers also dealt with a serious collision involving a motorcycle on the A494 in Llanfor, Bala.

Sgt Grimes-Williams added: “Reducing casualties on our roads remains one of our top priorities. We want people to enjoy coming to North Wales and riding or driving on some great roads, but most of all we want them to do so safely and responsibly.”

A number of BikeSafe engagement days have been organised for the summer months including visits to Betws-y-Coed. 

Further details will be publicised locally and workshops can be booked via the BikeSafe website www.bikesafe.co.uk

Bikers are encouraged to visit the Wales by Bike website www.walesbybike.co.uk for information and guidance regarding courses, routes and safety advice.

Social media users can also follow the campaign via the #OpDarwen and #RideSafely hashtags.

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