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Cyclist Is Fined For Hitting Horse In Windsor Triathlon

A man who hit a horse whilst cycling has now been charged following his court date.

Ian Plumb was taking part in the Windsor Triathlon when he hit a horse and rider in the cycling section of the competition. He has now been ordered to pay £926.

Ian Plumb, aged 32, from Crowthorne, Berkshire, was taking part in the competition on the 17th June 2018 when he collided with a horse and rider causing the horse to bolt.

After a trial at High Wycombe Magistrates Court, Plumb was found guilty of riding without due consideration.

The video footage of the incident shows the moment that the horses and rider were put in danger and hit by the cyclist when they were passing on both sides on Oakley Green Road in Dedworth.

The cyclists caused the horse to panic and jolt before the rider cries out.

The rider had previously said that she suffered bruising to her ankle due to the impact but fortunately the horse was left unhurt, managing to escape any injuries.

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

Plumb was due in High Wycombe Magistrates court on the 21st January and was fined £216 for his actions.

He was also ordered to pay £50 in compensation to the horse rider, along with a victim surcharge f £30 and court costs of £630.  

You can watch the video of the incident here: