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Cyclist angered over bike fine

Bicycle insurance customers may be surprised to hear how one man has been issued with a fine after allowing his son to ride on his bike with him.

Ghulam Murtza described how he was stopped by a police officer and handed a fixed penalty notice for letting his two-year-old sit astride his crossbar.

Speaking about the charge, Mr Murtza said: "It's twisted. I don't think it's fair. They had nothing better to do than stop me enjoying my time with my son."

The 26-year-old had fashioned a unique seat bolted to the frame and secured with duct tape that he allowed his son Armaan to sit on.

However, Mr Murtza was told it was an offence to carry more than one person on a two-wheeler and promptly tore up the penalty notice out of frustration.

He was then forced to attend Burton Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to the two offences and was ordered to pay £200 in fines and costs.

Speaking about the charge, Mr Murtza said: "It's twisted. I don't think it's fair. They had nothing better to do than stop me enjoying my time with my son."

Two individuals are only allowed to ride a bike together if the mode of transport has been specially adapted to do so, such as a tandem cycle or two-wheeler fitted with a child's seat.
 

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