Outrun a policeperson??

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by bianco, 9 Jan 2008.

  1. bianco

    bianco New Member

    How possible do you think it is for the average poster on this site to outrun a policeperson.

    I ride a road bike, I bet I could eay outrun one on their MTBs??

    After that show on BBC I feel if they tried to pull me over, I could escape, would try to, but feel I could.

  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Yep, no problem. But they'd track you on CCTV.
  3. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Hell Yeah!
    I'd like to think so......

    T x
  4. Easy. Most of them around here wobble about in the gutter and generally ride like they've never seen a bike before. The day I can't outrun the average cycling copper is the day I hang up my wheels for good!
  5. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    I reckon that unless you were a hardened criminal, you'd start wobbling with guilt and eventually fall off
  6. longers

    longers Veteran

    I can't think why I would need to.

    I've grown up and don't do the fun stuff anymore:sad:.
  7. col

    col Veteran

    Couldnt here if i wanted to,there is always a helicopter around somewhere.:biggrin:
  8. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    You might be able to outrun the coppa, but would you be able to outrun Mr. Motorola?
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    It would not be wise to try to get away from a policeman if he was trying to pull you over for something. I'm not well up on the law but I think that in itself is an offence. There are however a few police who visit and contribute to this and other cycling forums and from what I read they would not be easy to get away from anyway!!!!!!!!!
  10. Cab

    Cab New Member

    One or two of the coppers on bikes roundhere are pretty nifty and would give me a good race. Most of the others are plodding gutter huggers though :biggrin:
  11. Old Walrus

    Old Walrus Über Member

    Sadly my police provided mount would not stand much of a chance in a 'chase'! I was given a good bollocking when I suggested paying for my own improvements as a committee (snore) has to approve any procured items.
  12. Cab

    Cab New Member

    There was a news report around here of a cycling copper heading off after a drunk driver a while ago, caught him when he'd just arrived home, and nicked him. Can't find the news article though. The copper had used to race competetively and could shift a bit even on a police mountain bike.
  13. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    I guess you could but by the time you've lost sight of him the patrol car would turn up.
  14. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Never mind the fact that you'd be pretty easy to spot the next day. Unless you resprayed your bike, tied ribbons to it and donned a top hat, monocle and fake moustache. And tweeds.

    But then the danger would be that if they saw through your disguise, your progress would be slowed by your attire. Hmm, worth a bit of thought...
  15. biking_fox

    biking_fox Veteran

    Walker - I guess you could but by the time you've lost sight of him the
    patrol car would turn up.

    One of the ideas of the cycling coppers was that they can go places a car can't. Bikes can get away from cars without any problems at all. At least as far as the traffic round here goes.

    I wouldn't manage it, because I'd stay on the roads, unlike my local coppers who seem quite happy to rid eon the pavements. I haven't seen any RLJ yet but they'd probably catch me up there too if they did.
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