Cyclists knocked off their bikes in Spalding

Two cyclists have been knocked off their bikes in Spalding at the same time as a police crackdown on pavement cyclists is taking place in the town.
Two cyclists have been knocked off their bikes in Spalding at the same time as a police crackdown on pavement cyclists is taking place in the town.
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Two cyclists have been knocked off their bikes in Spalding at the same time as a crackdown on pavement cyclists is set to continue.

Both incidents happened on Monday, the first on St Paul’s Road where a man injured his hip after he was hit by a car that police think was a red Audi.

Also on Monday, a woman injured her head after she was knocked off her bike at the junction of Winsover Road and St Thomas’s Road.

The woman isn’t thought to have been seriously injured but police are trying to trace the vehicle involved in the collision.

Police launched Operation Oatmeal to tackle cyclists who ride on pavements in Spalding and a dawn patrol last week resulted in 100 people being given on-the spot fines or warnings.

Insp Jim Tyner, Spalding community policing inspector, said: “Clearly the feedback we have received shows that our early morning action as part of Operation Oatmeal is a divisive issue and whilst many people were supportive of our action, others felt we were unfairly targeting cyclists.

“I want to make it clear that we are targeting all those who flout the law, whether they be cyclists or motorists, and in the meantime, Operation Oatmeal will continue so we can improve road safety in Spalding for all road users.”