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Cop snapped at London demo denied hipster tag - but his cartoon alter ego ticks all the boxes

Remember the police officer pictured at a demonstration in London in May whose beard and carefully groomed moustache plus jaunty chequered cap earned him the nickname “hipster cop” – though he subsequently said he was nothing of the sort?

Well, the internet isn’t going to let anything like that spoil a good meme, and one of the more memorable and enduring is the PC Hipsta comic strip, where his cartoon alter ego gives his sardonic take on a variety of everyday policing situations - many involving bicycles and their riders.

So here’s the best of PC Hipsta’s take on cycling – there’s plenty more comic strips on the PC Hipsta Tumblr feed, including his advice to photographers, motorists and demonstrators, among others, as well as his views on the latest technology (and the retro kind - no prizes for guessing which he prefers). Enjoy.

Bike Squad … Pffft

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Totally Mexico

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Well, that’s one way of doing it …

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We’ve all seen it …

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Met Commissioner shows solidarity with UCI Commissaires …

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PK Ripper? Nope, PC Hipsta …

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Remember Z-Rims … ?

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But it’s not always about the bike …

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With thanks to PC Hipsta.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.