Previously in the afternoon , whilst cycling in the icy road on Sandringham Drive, I had skidded and nearly collided with a van that was skidding in the ice too so I decided it was the most sensible thing in the evening to cycle slowly on the pavement to avoid a nasty accident.
Two community police officers stopped me on Princes Road at 6.42pm and interrogated me as to why I was committing a crime by cycling on the pavement.I told them that I was trying to stay safe and avoid a terrible accident on the icy road.
They made me fill in a stop (and search) form although I knew my legal rights and did not give my full name and address.
I told them I was not happy about this treatment and that I was going to demand proper cycle lanes so that I don't have to take my life into my hands every time I ride my bike.
I felt I was doing the right thing.Look out in the future for details of a petition to sign online for better treatment for cyclists.
2009 is Liverpool City Council's year of the environment so it's a good time to sort this out.