The Flying Squad! Cop has bicycle mishap


Blackleaf
#1
Dashcam footage captures the moment a hapless police officer riding a bicycle as he chases a suspect flips head-first over his handlebars in spectacular fashion in Gosport, just outside Portsmouth...

It's the Flying Squad! Embarrassing moment police officer chasing a suspect on a bike flips over his handlebars in middle of road


Two PCSOs were on bikes pursuing a cyclist in Gosport, Hampshire

They cross the A32 where leading officer tries to swerve between two cars

But he appears to pull hard on the front brake causing him to flip over the handlebars

By William Cole For Mailonline
24 October 2019

Dashcam footage captures the moment a hapless police officer riding a bicycle as he chases a suspect flips head-first over his handlebars in spectacular fashion.

The unlucky officer can be seen flying through the air before face-planting on the ground in the video.

The dashcam footage initially shows two PCSOs on bikes in pursuit of a cyclist who pedals across a busy road, crossing oncoming traffic.

As the man they are pursuing crosses the A32, in Gosport, Hants, the leading officer tries to swerve between two cars to follow him.

However, the officer appears to pull hard on the front brake, causing him to flip head-first over the handlebars in the unfortunate accident.

As he picks himself up from the ground, the red-faced PCSO can be seen motioning to his colleague, instructing him to chase after the suspect who pedalled off into a car park.


Attempting to pursue a suspect on bike, a leading officer tries to swerve between two cars to follow him down a tight path


However, the officer appears to pull hard on the front brake, causing him to flip head-first over the handlebars in the unfortunate accident


The owner of the dashcam footage, who wishes to remain anonymous, today revealed it made her laugh so much she 'watched it over and over again'.

She said: 'The first thing I saw was a guy riding really quickly across the road, and I thought 'oh he's going fast'.

'The red car in front of me stopped to let him go and then that's when the policeman did his flip.

'The policeman gave me a thumbs up and I realised he was alright - when I first saw it I thought he was going to break his neck.'


The owner of the dashcam footage, who wishes to remain anonymous, today revealed it made her laugh so much she 'watched it over and over again'


As he picks himself up from the ground, the red-faced PCSO can be seen motioning to his colleague, instructing him to chase after the suspect who pedalled off into a car park


The female motorist added: 'I actually pulled over a few minutes later because I was in a bit of shock and watched the footage back'


The force tweeted: 'We are pleased to report the officer in question is okay, has been checked over at hospital and has only minor injuries'


The female motorist added: 'I actually pulled over a few minutes later because I was in a bit of shock and watched the footage back.

'I watched it over and over again and had a good laugh to myself because it is rather funny.'

Hampshire police said the officer was today recovering following yesterday's incident.

The force tweeted: 'We are pleased to report the officer in question is okay, has been checked over at hospital and has only minor injuries.

'Thank you for all the messages of support.'

It is not clear if the suspect was caught.


It is not clear if the suspect was later caught by the pursuing officer

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...andlebars.html
 
AnnaEmber
#2
lol I learned about the front brake on a bike when I was about 4 years old. Lost some skin.

In a bike related story, a friend of ours is an RCMP, who was once delegated to be the first motorcycle cop of the season. We had lunch in Westbank together and were a couple of cars behind him. We came across the bridge in Kelowna and stopped at the red light which is all fine except copcycle forgot to put his foot down when he stopped. He was a bit red-faced when he picked himself and bike up. hehe
 
Blackleaf
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaEmber View Post

lol I learned about the front brake on a bike when I was about 4 years old. Lost some skin.
In a bike related story, a friend of ours is an RCMP, who was once delegated to be the first motorcycle cop of the season. We had lunch in Westbank together and were a couple of cars behind him. We came across the bridge in Kelowna and stopped at the red light which is all fine except copcycle forgot to put his foot down when he stopped. He was a bit red-faced when he picked himself and bike up. hehe

The front brake is the emergency brake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KibqBTLaNE
 
AnnaEmber
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

The front brake is the emergency brake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KibqBTLaNE

That momentum doesn't just quit. lol
 
Blackleaf
#5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHiazWkOtc4
 
Wise
#6
Glad to know that he is all right. Good to know the gun / taser accidentally did not fire or anything like that.


Cop against bad guy is athlete against athlete. Let's go - running, bicycles, jumping, anything you got.
 
Curious Cdn
#7
If he bent his whistle in that accident, he's totally defenceless now.
 
Blackleaf
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Wise View Post

Glad to know that he is all right. Good to know the gun / taser accidentally did not fire or anything like that.
Cop against bad guy is athlete against athlete. Let's go - running, bicycles, jumping, anything you got.

British police, apart from those in Northern Ireland, do not carry firearms.

In fact, PCSOs, like the one in the article are, unlike other police, completely unarmed.
 
Curious Cdn
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

British police, apart from those in Northern Ireland, do not carry firearms.
In fact, PCSOs, like the one in the article are, unlike other police, completely unarmed.

He should receive the R.A.O.T.K. for that manoeuver.

... Royal Ass Over Tea kettle medal.
 

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