This concerns those police mounted on bicycles. Why do they ride mtbs/atbs. I suspect that very few officers have needed to go cross country in pursuit of evil perps. Wouldn't a cross bike give them more speed for the say 99% of the time they are on reasonably surfaced roads/tracks? Do they receive specialised training in the same way that their car driving counterparts do? I think it's a bit shoddy if they don't. Just because you can ride a bike doesn't mean you are any good at it. They should be required to take Bikeability level 3 imho (assuming they don't already) with additional training for off-road skills for the 1% of the time they will be needed. Regular refreshers too. After all the police should be exemplary in the performance of all their duties. Is an underpass an extension of the pavement? If it is, then generally speaking it will be illegal to cycle through one. So why do I oft see police cycling through them and continue on the pavement. Poor show. End of idle brain wandering.