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I took pedals off bike... and was fined.
A MAN has been fined £200 for riding an electric scooter without insurance - because he had removed the pedals.
Gavin Hindle, of Bishop Road, Shrub End, was stopped by police while riding the £120 silver scooter along Layer Road back in June.
He had bought the bike, which can be used with pedals like a conventional bicycle, because the original marketing said the moped did not require a licence or insurance. It was classified as a pedal cycle with electric assistance, and helped save Mr Hindle, 34, £400 a month on taxi fares to and from work.
But he was informed by police this only applied if the pedals were attached and without them it was classified a motorised vehicle, as the only means of propulsion was a motor.
Read the full story in today's Gazette.