A biker has been fined and hit with a short ban after riding at speeds reaching 134mph through a North Yorkshire village.
Residents of Stillingfleet, between York and Selby, welcomed the penalty and say they are blighted by speeding motorcyclists every summer.
North Yorkshire Police said the biker, aged 40, was riding through the village on 27 July “when the camera safety van caught him travelling at this shocking speed”.
“Riding at 134mph presents serious risks and if he’d crashed at this speed, the consequences would have been catastrophic,” police said.
“The rider, a local man, also received a £225 fine, £90 victim surcharge and £90 in costs after appearing in Harrogate Magistrates.”
Following the sentence, a local resident got in touch with YorkMix.
The villager, who did not want to be named, said: “The residents of Stillingfleet and surrounding villages are blighted all summer long by anti social bikers with speed and noise being a constant concern making lives miserable.
“Every summer the noise of bikes hitting speed limiters at massive speeds on the winding roads around the area blights those lovely, otherwise peaceful, summer days and evenings.
“It’s not just the noise, but the crashes resulting in dreadful fatalities in the area that is upsetting. The loved ones and emergency services go through so much grief and suffer long term consequences of these biker crashes and for what? That moment of thrill?”
They said this biker was doing 134mph close to the 40mph limit in Stillingfleet “and would not have slowed down to enter the village.
“Anyone walking their dog, kids or just having a stroll would have stood no chance at all with that speed.
“There are a number of deer that live in the area and they regularly trot idly across the roads. An impact at that speed would have been unthinkable for anyone concerned.”