French mountain biker Kilian Bron has been strongly criticised for riding down the wall of the Mundaring Weir near Perth. The Water Corporation has referred the matter to Western Australia Police.
“Not only is this act illegal, it is extremely dangerous and stupid,” said a Water Corporation spokesman to the Hills Gazette. “At around 40 metres, the wall is very high. While it is unlikely to cause any damage to the wall itself, trespassing onto the wall would be an extreme risk to personal safety.”
Bron was not, on the face of it, unduly troubled by the risks.
He posted a photo of himself riding down the dam to Instagram.
The spokeswoman pointed out that safety barriers and warning signs are in place because the dam is an important drinking water source for people nearby.
“To help ensure our drinking water at the source is protected, it is vital the public work with us by staying out of restricted areas of the dam, and not climb walls, fences, pipework or other operational infrastructure.”
Here’s an unrelated vertigo-inducing video of Bron riding in the Dolomites.