Five cyclists arrested during Critical Mass on the night of the Olympic Games opening ceremony last July have been found guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court of offences relating to a breach of section 12 of the Public Order Act. Nine people originally went on trial earlier this month from a total of 182 people originally arrested, but three were discharged earlier on during the proceedings, while one was found not guilty today.
So far, there is no news on sentencing. Our report on the background to the trial can be found here.
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.