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Footage showed a number of cyclists passing the horse on both sides at speed

A triathlete who hit a horse during the cycling section of last year’s Royal Windsor Triathlon has been ordered to pay £926.

Video footage from the event, which took place on June 17, showed a number of cyclists closely passing a horse and rider on both sides at significant speed. Iain Plumb made contact as he passed.

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Plumb was subsequently given a life ban from events organised by Human Race and the BBC reports that he has now been found guilty of riding without due consideration following a trial at High Wycombe Magistrates' Court.

PC Peter Dorling, of Thames Valley Police, said: "Plumb's cycling fell well below what is expected for a cyclist. Thankfully the horse was not injured."

Plumb was fined £216 and ordered to pay £50 in compensation to the horse-rider, a victim surcharge of £30 and court costs of £630.

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