Police officer assaulted by cyclist
It seems that aggression among cyclists is not restricted to the UK. They
are as bad in Canada.
A Chilliwack cyclist could face assault charges after allegedly punching a
female RCMP member who stopped him for not wearing a helmet.
Mounties say that the officer stopped the 34-year-old man March 6 at about 7
a.m. as he rode his bike without a helmet on Bernard Ave.
According to police, the man became agitated as he was questioned by the
officer. He then repeatedly punched the officer in the head before fleeing
The officer gave chase, at which point police say the man forced the Mountie
to the ground and again started punching her. Several Good Samaritans in the
area who witnessed the incident intervened to stop the attack.
With their help, the officer regained control of the man until backup
"None of us want to speculate what the outcome may have been had it not been
for these people," said RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck. "This is a really
sobering reminder to us all that there is no such thing as routine in our
job. Every situation we engage in is potentially dangerous and even we can
lose sight of that sometimes."
The RCMP officer sustained head and face injuries and was taken to hospital.
She was later released and is expected to recover, according to an RCMP
Mounties say the suspect could be charged with up to three counts of
assaulting a police officer.
Ride the cobbled climbs of the Ronde van Edinburgh tomorrow - thenwatch Tour of Flanders on TV
Cycle clothing brand Rapha and Edinburgh cycle store Ronde are
inviting cyclists in and around the Scottish capital tomorrow to
celebrate the Tour of Flanders in style, with a two hour-plus ride
followed by a screening of the race itself.
The ride, called the Ronde van Edinburgh, appropriately enough takes
in the city’s cobbled climbs, and is due to start from Ronde, which is
located at 66-68 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge at 9.30am.
After the ride, the café at Ronde will show the Tour of Flanders live
on its big screen from 1pm, with admission restricted to 40 people
only – tickets can be bought direct from Ronde.
Beer from Innis & Gunn and cheese from Iain Mellis will be available,
and there will also be an opportunity to look through the Rapha Spring
Summer 2012 collection
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