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The drawing pins, sprinkled by saboteurs, could have seriously injured cyclists visiting the popular cycling destination at the weekend

Tacks were found on a road near Box Hill yesterday, in another act by saboteurs which has put weekend cyclists at serious risk of injury.

The drawing pins were spotted by a number of passing riders at the top of a hill in Headley, 3.5 miles North East of popular weekend cycling destination, Box Hill, on Sunday 16 August.

One cyclist, quoted as Dan by the Wimbledon Guardian, who didn't want to give his full name, said he had seen a group of cyclists punctured travelling between 25-30mph on the road, and that he generally avoids the area due to tensions between those on bikes and in cars.

Asked if the pins could be accidentally placed Dan said: "No, of course not. Wherever there's drawing pins scattered down a hill frequently its aimed at cyclists.

"It is definitely somebody out to cause trouble.

"Generally I stay away from these areas where there's friction between cyclists and car driver.

"It is becoming more and more regular."

Sigma Sports issued a warning to fellow riders after it spotted the Headley drawing pins. One rider responded to the tweet to say tacks had also been spotted near Reigate Park, six miles away from Headley, to the South East.