August 6 2016
Mountain bikers also ride through Bullring shopping centre
Collector Road, Castle Bromwich (via StreetView).jpg
More than 100 young cyclists caused traffic chaos on Collector Road in Castle Bromwich last Sunday. A large group on mountain bikes also weaved its way through the Bullring shopping centre after dodging past a security guard. Footage of both incidents has been posted to social media.
The Birmingham Mail reports that the incident on Collector Road saw cyclists weaving across lanes, blocking cars and performing stunts. There was also at least one motorcyclist involved and he was the one person arrested in the wake of the incident.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said:
“Officers were sent to the area at around 5pm following reports that nearly 100 people on push bikes were blocking the road.
“In the group was a motorcyclist who broke away and appeared to drive off at speed towards Clay Lane.
“Matthew Sidwell, 27, of Redfern Close, Solihull was arrested from Clay Lane and was later charged with driving dangerously, handling stolen goods and taking a motor vehicle without consent.”