Cambridgeshire motorcyclist banned after being caught doing record-breaking 158mph

A MOTORCYCLIST has been banned from the roads after being clocked driving at 158 miles per hour - a speed believed to be the highest ever recorded in Cambridgeshire.

The 23-year-old rider was spotted racing another motorbike along the A1 north bound at 6.10pm on April 30, before heading off at the staggering speed.

Officers finally managed to stop the black Honda CBR 600RR at Sawtry where it was discovered the bike had two defective tyres.

The rider, who was from Bedford and had been on his way to visit his girlfriend in Peterborough at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (June 30).

He was banned from driving for 15 months and must complete an extended driving test before being allowed back on the roads. He was also sentenced to a 12 month supervision order, ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and pay �85 costs.

PC Francis Crawford, who stopped the rider, said: “This was a very dangerous piece of riding and it is only through sheer luck that no-one was seriously injured or killed.

“Riding at such speeds is unacceptable and puts other road users at risk.”

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