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Police welcome conviction of cyclist who caused horse to bolt during Windsor Triathlon

A still from the video of the incident, which was published by Thames Valley Police

Police have welcomed the conviction of a cyclist from Crowthorne, who cycled into a horse and caused it to bolt during the 2018 Windsor Triathlon.

Footage of the incident went viral at the time of the incident in June last year, with many people criticising the cyclist's actions.

Plumb was voluntarily interviewed on 10 October and charged with the offence on 20 October.

In a hearing at Wycombe Magistrates' Court, 32 year old Iain Plumb was found guilty of riding without reasonable consideration.

He was ordered to pay almost a thousand pounds in a fine and costs.

Investigating officer, PC Peter Dorling of the Investigation Hub, said:

“This conviction relates to an incident at Windsor Triathlon on 17 June last year.

“Plumb was competing in the event, when he attempted to undertake a horse and horse rider in Oakley Green Road, Dedworth.

“While attempting this maneouvre, Plumb cycled into the horse, causing it to bolt, and thus putting other road users in danger.

“The horse rider, a 29-year-old woman, sustained bruising to her ankle, and thankfully the horse was not injured.

“Plumb’s cycling fell well below what is expected for a cyclist and I am glad he has been convicted for his offence.

“I would like to thank the victim, who has been helpful in assisting with the investigation.”

You can see footage of the incident in the video below.

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