Cyclist heavily fined after undertaking horse during triathlon

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A cyclist has landed himself with a hefty fine and a ban from an iconic triathlon after a high-speed collision - while undertaking a HORSE.

Iain Plumb was one of two cyclists banned from the Windsor Triathlon for reckless riding after recklessly undertaking the animal which was so scared it bolted.

The 32-year-old brushed the horse, making it bolt and leaving rider Jennifer Katherine, 29, shaken up with a bruised ankle.

As the cyclist rode off in June last year, he turned around to make a rude gesture to Jennifer, by giving her 'the middle finger'.

The Berkshire triathlon sees competitors cover 1500 metres swimming, 25-miles on a bike and six-miles swimming each year.

Following a trial at Wycombe Magistrates' Court on January 21, Plumb was fined £216 and ordered to pay £50 in compensation to the horse-rider, a victim surcharge of £30 and court costs of £630.

Police constable Peter Dorling, of the Investigation Hub, told the Windsor Observer: "Plumb was competing in the event, when he attempted to undertake a horse.

"Plumb cycled into the horse, causing it to bolt, and thus putting other road users in danger.

"Plumb's cycling fell well below what is expected for a cyclist and I am glad he has been convicted for his offence.

"I would like to thank the victim, who has been helpful in assisting with the investigation."

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