“If I was a less experienced rider and it got caught on a front wheel that I could have flipped them over and done some serious damage.“It was rusty barbed wire, so after riding I went to hospital.” Mr Alexander went to A&E at the Royal Sussex Hospital to have a tetanus jab, and luckily his bike which he has spent nearly £3,500 on modifying wasn’t damaged.
Yesterday, I encountered a single strand of green wire, strung across a right of way near Steventon, on the outskirts of Ludlow.
I immediately reported this to Shropshire Council, which is responsible for ensuring that landowners maintain rights of way. It is a criminal offence to block a right of way but I was more concerned that this was incredibly dangerous.
Once back at base, I emailed the photographs and a location map to Shropshire Council’s Outdoor Recreation team ().
If it had been a weekday, I would have rung the team on 03 as the barbed wire is dangerous, as well as a blockage.
Riding at 20 mph, he was caught in the barbed wire that had been intentionally laid across the Zorro cycling trail.
Mr Alexander said the booby trap had the potential to seriously hurt someone.
None of these creations ever reached the mass market.
In 1863 by Michael Kelly developed a type of fence with points affixed to twisted strands of wire.
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