Irish police stopped a cyclist riding a mountain bike fitted with a petrol engine on the M11 on Tuesday.
The Irish Mirror reports that the bike was seized by Gardai at the scene.
DIY enthusiast! with petrol engine on mountain bike @ M11 no
Ins/d.licence/helmet Bike seized & Ct to follow Stick to Mountain &
not m/way pic.twitter.com/3K2iM2HpbR
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) July 18, 2017
The ‘DIY enthusiast’ reportedly had no insurance and no driver’s license (no front brakes either) and will make a court appearance.
Last month Gardai were moved to warn hauliers about making certain modifications to trucks on the grounds that they could prove dangerous to cyclists.
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) June 7, 2017
A message on Facebook read: “Whilst the driver thought ‘It looks cool’ this poses a serious risk to cyclists, pedestrians and all other road users. The driver of the truck was required to remove theses before continuing.”