I followed (and was followed by) a police bike this morning between Catford and Clapham.
He was the smoothest rider I’ve ever seen - and quick with it, too. I made every effort to copy his lines around bends and take note of how he filtered.
We had a little chat at the lights - he said “just keep it smooth and be careful”. Totally relaxed, like.
I’ve noticed that over the short time I’ve been commuting since passing my test, I’ve allowed myself to get quite het up in traffic, filtering when I probably don’t need to and things, but seeing this fella has made me re-evaluate my style - and for the rest of my ride to work I was so much mellower. Got there at the same time as usual, too.
Well I followed the one picture above a couple of time and he is not too bad. The only thing is the issue with the way your stomach goes when he stop and remove this helmet…
Just don’t go and tell him. As he wears a gun, no one told him yet…
Absolutely! I’ve had lots of fun following police bikes in traffic. Even more so when a dozy lady pulled out into one of them! His skills at evading her were brilliant and he then tore strips off her! Smooth and quick, not high speed, but proper quick in terms of cutting through heavy traffic.