Pirate FM News

Newquay police to carry out patrols on bikes

Newquay police bikes

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 4:47pm 14th June 2018. (Updated at 5:51pm 14th June 2018)

People in Newquay will soon be spotting police officers on bikes over the summer season.

Two new electric bikes have been loaned to the force for the busy holiday period, for patrols across Newquay and St Columb Major area.

The bikes will be used in the same way as normal bicycles however the battery assistance will allow them to travel greater distances at up to 15 mph.

Sector Inspector Dave Meredith said: "I am delighted that Newquay police are embracing technology and using e bikes to further improve our connectivity with the local community.

police bikes newquay

"Over the past two summers we have used Segways on the towns beaches. However these were limited to the towns beaches and could not be used on roads.

"This summer we will be using e bikes to get out and about and really engage with our communities.

“With a battery life of several hours, officers will be able to reach rural areas and patrol difficult terrain without becoming fatigued.

"No tax, insurance or MOT is required for e bikes, and they are very simple to operate.

"Police officers have to complete a simple cycling competence test to use bicycles. This same test is required for e bikes.

"I would like to thank Cornwall Wheels to Work for supplying Newquay police with these bikes for the summer season."

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Pirate FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

Police launch appeal after boy, 6, killed by car in Luton

National News: Police are appealing for witnesses after a six-year-old was knocked down and killed by a car in Luton, Bedfordshire.

Westminster paedophile accuser appears in court charged with lying to police

National News: A man whose allegations sparked an investigation into an alleged Westminster paedophile ring has appeared in court charged with lying to police and fraudulently receiving £22,000 in compensation.

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall