Video: 140mph speeding biker

Footage of a speeding motorcyclist hitting 140mph has been released by police.

Kent Police says the rider is one of several caught using its unmarked video bikes.
The force has released the footage as a warning ahead of the Ace Café’s Margate Meltdown run on Monday.     

A spokesman said a 37-year-old-man from Eccles was banned for 12 months, ordered to do 100 hours community service and must take an extended retest.

He was caught on a Suzuki GSX-R750 on the A229 in Maidstone last May and convicted in November by Sittingbourne magistrates.

Chief Inspector Andy Reeves said: “The unmarked bikes are a significant asset in our drive to tackle dangerous and antisocial use of vehicles, as can be seen from the consistent successful outcomes we see at court.”

Steve Farrell

By Steve Farrell