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Visiting cyclist 'stopped three times' by police over Mountain Road

Officers prompted by 'concerned callers' due to foggy conditions

A visiting cyclist claims he was stopped three times by police whilst cycling over the Mountain Road this week.

Chris Glencorse was travelling between Ramsey and Douglas in foggy conditions, when he was stopped by officers who said they'd been 'dispatched to check on his welfare'.

The Isle of Man Constabulary says they had received a number of calls from concerned people, several of which said they had nearly hit him due to the adverse weather conditions. 

The cyclist says, upon being stopped the third time, he was asked to put his bike in the back of the police van - which he refused.

Mr Glencorse told Manx Radio: "I had no problem with the police checking with me first time but to be forced to pull over and told to get in the van isn’t the way I’d want any visitor who was doing no wrong treated where I live."

Video footage of the interaction has been viewed on Twitter over a million times.

 

 

'Conditions didn't look great in fairness.' - Manx cyclist, Peter Kennaugh.

 

The interaction has been shared by broadcaster Jeremy Vine:

 

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