Policemen on bicycles

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Accy cyclist, 6 Aug 2012.

  1. What's happened to them? About ten years ago they were often to be seen riding two abreast on their, i think i'm right, Cannondale bikes. I haven't seen any coppers on bikes in this area for over a year.
     
  2. DRHysted

    DRHysted Veteran

    Location:
    New Forest
    Don't see police, but do see the occasional pcso in our area.
     
  3. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    I saw some of the cycling paramedics at the Time Trials. I normally see policemen on their bikes - not on a daily basis but fairly regularly. (Most often was probably at pick up time at the school gates trying to stop the idiots stopping on the zig-zags and double yellows!) They are a friendly bunch that I occasionally chat to.
     
  4. machew

    machew Veteran

    A few weeks ago, I saw two PSCO on their bikes riding two abreast on the pavement without helmets

    (one of the above statements is made up)
     
  5. Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Location:
    Cumbria
    I see a couple most weeks - no idea if it's the same pair or not.
     
  6. BSRU

    BSRU A Human Being

    Location:
    Swindon
    I see two bicycle cops riding around the town centre sometimes, unfortunately they do not seem very confident on the road.
     
  7. Octet

    Octet Über Member

    I normally see them at certain events such as fayres and farmers shows but never in general... rarely see any officers for that matter.
     
  8. lordloveaduck

    lordloveaduck Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Have you looked in your local Greggs?
     
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  9. terry_gardener

    terry_gardener Über Member

    Location:
    stockton on tees
    i saw one the other walking beside his bike. i don't see them often i must admit.
     
  10. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    I see them fairly often in my neck of the woods. Full coppers too rather than PCSOs.
     
  11. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Location:
    Armonmy Way
    I occasionally see them in different places at different times of the day - the only pattern I've noticed is that it tends to be on the sunnier days but that's probably more to do with me than them. They're nearly always good for a smile or a nod in passing. There's something about a bobby on a bike that I find much more reassuring than a walking one.
     
  12. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    We had two in my area a while back haven't seen them for a while now
     
  13. CopperCyclist

    CopperCyclist Veteran

    They'd have been wearing helmets!

    Most of the 'on the job' cyclists at my nick are PCSO's now, and it bugs the hell out of me whenever I see them as they are nearly always cycling on the pavement!
     
  14. Former User

    Former User Guest

    Given all the cuts that are being made, cops on bikes will become far more common.
     
  15. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    they're very much in evidence in our part of the world and we're fortunate to count a few as members of the club
     
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