Radio presenter stopped for speeding on bike, at 16mph

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RADIO 2 presenter Jeremy Vine has been stopped for speeding –after he was caught doing 16mph on his bike.

The broadcaster, a keen cyclist who commutes on two wheels, was pulled over after he was clocked on a speed gun in one of London’s royal parks yesterday morning.

The radio host was travelling at more than three times the limit for the area although he said he had not seen any signs informing cyclists of the permitted speed.

Mr Vine – who posted a film clip of the moment he was stopped, online – said he received a ribbing when he got to the BBC’s New Broadcasting House.

He said: “When I got to the office and said I was radar-gunned at 16mph on my bicycle, producer said ‘you are living on the edge’.”

The midday show host told his followers on Twitter: “They said speed limit in Hyde Park is 5mph and I was doing 16mph. I apologised.”

One Twitter follower wrote: “For goodness sake – because that’s the real danger, cyclists on a path, not lorries on the road. Unbelievable.”

Vine later spoke about his experience on air, telling Radio 2 colleague Ken Bruce: “I haven’t seen a radar gun for a long time so didn’t expect one with the digit 16 on it.”