Cat and Fiddle biker found guilty of dangerous driving

‘I was in full control until I hit the fence’

A BIKER who uploaded a video to YouTube showing his near miss with a car has been found guilty of dangerous driving.

Jack Sanderson, of Mobberley in Cheshire, was riding on the A537 ‘Cat and Fiddle’ when he narrowly avoided crashing into a car on the other side of the road.

The 22-year-old swerved into a fence and plunged down an embankment, all of which was caught on his head-mounted GoPro camera.

He told Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court: ‘I was in full control until I hit the fence. I drove into the fence to avoid a collision.’

Sanderson is due to be sentenced next week but the crash site landowner is already seeking £1,000 in compensation for damage to his fence.

Lee Murphy, from Cheshire Safer Roads Partnership, said: "The Cat and Fiddle does have a bit of a challenge mentality and a minority do try to ride it as fast as they can."