No excuses' from biker

PUBLISHED: 14:11 29 March 2007 | UPDATED: 13:54 04 May 2010

A MOTORCYCLIST caught riding at almost 100 mph on his way to work at Ely Golf Club has been banned from the road for 28 days. Christopher Young was first spotted speeding by police as he rode through Haddenham High Street just before 6am on September 20 l

A MOTORCYCLIST caught riding at almost 100 mph on his way to work at Ely Golf Club has been banned from the road for 28 days.

Christopher Young was first spotted speeding by police as he rode through Haddenham High Street just before 6am on September 20 last year - he was travelling at just over 56mph through the 30 mph limit.

Officers were unable to stop him then, and followed him towards Ely, where he was clocked at

97.86mph through the 60mph limit.

Stopped by police, 20-year-old Young told an officer he was breaking the speed limit because he was late for work.

"I regret speeding, there is no excuse for it," he told city magistrates on Thursday, "The visibility was good, the weather was good, and there were no cars about."

Announcing the ban, presiding magistrate Bryant Watson told Young: "In both cases, the speed you did was excessive."

Young was fined £200 and told to pay £35 costs.

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