Off-road menace fined for beach ride

22-year-old in court after public video beach racing antics

Posted: 7 September 2010
by Visordown News

A 22-year-old male has appeared in court after he was caught on video riding an off-road bike at speed on a public beach in January this year.

James Sheppard appeared before Canterbury magistrates on Thursday and was fined a total of £675 and costs of £50 after members of the public videoed the helmetless rider tearing along the beach at estimated speeds over 60mph.

A picture of Sheppard, defiantly gawping at a member of the public who captured the offence, was later plastered on the front page of local newspaper the Whitstable Times. Pictures and video footage were then handed in to local Police.

In court, Sheppard admitted three offences of riding the bike on the beach and shoreline, and also admitted failing to wear protective headgear.

Sheppard, of Daimler Avenue, Herne Bay, told the court he had not realised he had been breaking the law and was sorry.


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I THINK ITS ABOUT TIME COUNCILS MAKE AREAS FOR FOLK TO GO ON THERE BIKES , AFTER ALL THEY MAKE SKATE BOARD PARKS . IT ALSO  GIVES  KIDS SOMETHING TO DO OTHER THAN TAKE DRUGS .

AS WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I USED TO MESS ABOUT ON MY OFF ROAD BIKE WHICH SET ME UP FOR MY FIRST ROAD BIKE .

THERE ISNT  MUCH  FOR KIDS TO DO THESE DAYS .


Posted: 07/09/2010 at 14:40

JUST TO ADD , I WOULD PREFER TO GO HOME SMELLING OF TWO STROKE , THAN HAVING MY FEET COVERD WITH FUCKIN DOG SHIT , THAT SOME OF THESE  VIDEO TAKING DOG WALKERS LEAVE BEHIND THEM .

Posted: 07/09/2010 at 15:01

tbh you got to get it on youtube 1 way or another lol

Posted: 08/09/2010 at 00:33

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