Overseas news: Germany: Nutty Cycling News


From the BBC this evening:-

On yer bike’: two German cyclists pedal into trouble with law

“A lovesick teenager who cycled more than 10 kilometres on the motorway and a mother who pedalled around with her naked baby on the backseat were stopped by German police in separate incidents on Thursday.

A 16-year-old girl was stopped after cycling more than 10 kilometres (six miles) on a motorway in the north-eastern state of Mecklenburg Lower Pomerania.

Police in Stralsund said she claimed to on her way to visit her boyfriend in hospital and she did not know that it was illegal to cycle on the motorway. (ME: CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS? I’VE BEEN ON THE AUTOBAHN AS A TEENAGER, AND REMEMBER NO CYCLISTS BEING ON THERE. I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT! I WONDER WHY SHE DIDN’T ASK HER PARENTS TO HELP WITH MONEY FOR A TRAIN AND BUS OR SOMETHING? I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW SHE MANAGED TO CYCLE SO FAR WITHOUT ANYONE CALLING THE POLICE EARLIER.

In a separate incident in Munich, police intervened when a 32-year-old was seen cycling around the city with her naked 18-month-old baby in the child seat in temperatures of just 11 degrees Celsius.

The woman, a lawyer, told police officers the child had refused to let itself be dressed and that she was only respecting the child’s wishes.

The mother now faces possible charges of abuse.

(ME: ALL BRAINS, BUT NO COMMON SENSE!)

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