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Cyclists warned about park ban

Individuals with cycle insurance may want to take note of a reminder from Bromley Council about a ban on riding bikes in Kelsey Park in Beckenham.

The News Shopper reports how cycling is considered a "potential danger" in the open space by the local authority.

A spokesman from the council said: "Cycling in the park has always technically been banned and we have always applied this bye law with sensitivity and discretion."

However, the rule has been met with a backlash from parents who take their youngsters to the area to ride their bikes.

Local resident Kirsty Harper took to Twitter to question where children are meant to learn to cycle and if six-year-olds would be punished if caught pedalling through the park.

The representative reassured people that kids would not be fined for breaking the rules, as the bye law is designed for the "minority of cyclists" who are caught riding in a manner that could cause others injury.

Kelsey Park opened almost 100 years ago in 1913, with the park's history able to be traced back as far as the 12th century.

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