He's in wheel trouble now

A mountain biker in Bradford will face court summons for pulling a 180 metre long wheelie on a busy road.

The man was riding a hardtail Genesis mountain bike with Marzocchi forks on Queen’s Road at around 3pm last Friday. Queen’s Road is an A-road with a speed limit of 40 miles per hour but it does have a cycle lane.

The unnamed rider was followed for the duration of his wheelie by a Police district nuisance vehicle team on a motorbike who witnessed him weaving about on the bike.

A police spokesman told the Telegraph and Argus: “He was stopped at the roadside and couldn’t really see what all the fuss was all about. There is a time and place for that, and Queen’s Road at 3pm is certainly not one of them.”

“That’s not acceptable on busy main roads with heavy traffic. He was reported for the offence of careless and inconsiderate cycling (section 29 Road Traffic Act 1988) and will be receiving a summons to attend court for his selfish manner of riding.”

Dangerous riding aside, manualling for 180 metres is certainly an impressive feat. If you want to learn how to unweight your front wheel to be smoother on the trail, watch this how to video from Brendan Fairclough.


  • darren636

    Power hungry.

  • Oracles

    So, would I get cited for dangerous riding if I rode my unicycle there for 180 meters?

  • If he can wheelie for 180metres then he probably has more control over his bike than most other cyclists. It’s all relative after all. Some cyclists can’t ride 180metres with one hand off the bars. He probably caused a bit of a distraction for other road users mind you.

  • Steve

    i would have to say that in this instance the type of fork he had couldn’t be any more irrelevant to the article!