Classic in the sense that lazy jounalists all over the World outside Lancashire were all running this one at least 18-24 months ago.
Classic in the sense that it's a prime example of extremely lazy journalism. Get a quote from one "concerned individual". Phone Strava, (in California) find no-one there (due to xxhour time difference), state they were "unavailable for comment", making it look as if you would have loved to run a balanced story but were foiled at every turn.
Classic bombastic scaremongering: ‘Speeding ‘poser’ cyclists risk road death’
Clearly this guy missed the "Scaremongering anti-cyclist story for Dummies" class as he has missed a prime opportunity to dust off key phrases like "Lycra Louts", "MAMILs", "Road Hooligans" etc.
The 'story' ran in at least 2 other local "sister" papers, with some amendments to featured segments to fit the title in question. These were, if anything, even more disingenuous, by quoting speeds in kph, to make them sound scarier. One would hope that the journalist would be aware that most of his readership would be more accustomed to mph, but of course breathlessly reporting that a particular cyclist covered a given segment at 25mph doesn't generate as much "Oooo dangerous!" value as 40kph.