Following last Saturday night’s “blockade” of Victoria Road by stone-throwing youths on bikes, (see http://tinyurl.com/hpcwjr3 ) more incidents have come to light involving groups – or gangs – of young cyclists in Penarth.
One PDN commentator reported that “There were a large group of young cyclists on the seafront on Sunday afternoon and they were cycling up and down the pier, mostly wheelying and dodging around all the normal walkers on the pier. One almost hit me as I exited the WC there, but thankfully I saw him at the last moment and stepped back into the doorway.”
Another reported that on Sunday November 20th – the day of the Christmas Lights Switch On “We had to battle our way through a mob of circa 40-50 youths on bikes, all wearing hoods, who were cycling slowly along both sides of Raisdale Road near Cliff Parade, shouting and swearing at drivers and pedestrians. They were holding up a queue of about 10 cars on one side and were being very intimidating – trying to ‘face off’ to drivers. Think it’s about time the police intervened as it’s hugely anti-social”
A third comentator reported ” Put it this way, hoods or not, I passed (on-coming) 40- 50, probably more, youths all riding bikes up past The Harvester and Cosmeston Parks entrance this last Sunday. All wheelie’ing and riding side by side. The road was impassable for motorists trying to over take. They were probably no older than 15 and even riding over the central reservation. I don’t care what anyone says, these minors were complete and utter dangerous idiots. It was like an event of Hell’s Angels, only children. No police or anything.”