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Edinburgh’s bicycle police have it covered

posted 10 Nov 2011, 07:05 by David Rintoul   [ updated 23 Nov 2011, 14:55 ]

My fingers tighten round the handlebars and I take a deep breath. This is it, the chase is on.

Suddenly we shoot out in hot pursuit, speeding through a red light, cutting across lanes of traffic and weaving in and out of bemused motorists.

Our target is straight ahead, and he doesn’t stand a chance. Welcome to CSI Edinburgh – cycling standards investigation that is.

It is easy to joke, but for Edinburgh’s bicycle cops, their increasing workload is no laughing matter. And with the Capital’s ambition to become one of Europe’s most cycle-friendly cities, they are more important than ever.