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BBC show targets speeding riders

Published: 09 September 2002

A BBC programme to be screened tonight screened tonight focuses on speeding bikes and features riders who claim to hit over 200mph on the road. One reckons he has clocked at least 230mph.

According to the researchers from " Inside Out " , the new regional programme for the West Midlands, there’s a growing menace of speeding bikers. One inveterate speeder who says he routinely hits 176mph tells the show: " In each gear you’ll take it to the rev limit, pushing it as hard as you can. "

" You’ll be lying on the tank with your arms, legs, elbows, everything in, trying to get yourself as aerodynamic as you can, just pushing the bike to the limit until you hit it. "

The show also lines up Warwickshire Constabulary’s Inspector John Timmis, the man charged with maintaining law and order on the county’s roads, for comment. Unsurprisingly he promises to " target the nuisance minority " .

Referring to the 230mph biker, he said: " If he were to come off his machine, just think about how little of his body would be left still attached to his bones.

" He is going to disintegrate, he is going to be a real mess. "

The Inside Out BBC webpage promises to show " surprising stories from familiar places " . 230mph on roads of any kind will surely surprise anyone familiar with top speeds of production motorcycles.

Inside Out will be shown at 7.30pm Monday September 9. Click on the link on the right to comment on this sensationalist nonsense.

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