Police have successfully identified the cyclist who was captured on video, hitching a lift on the back of a trailer being towed by a tractor.
Dyfed-Powys Police appealed for information following a report from a member of the public regarding a cyclist holding onto a Field Master trailer.
The incident occurred on the A40 in the Canaston Bridge area, heading towards Haverfordwest on Tuesday, March 16th.
In a brief statement, a spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police, said: “We received a report of a cyclist holding on to a trailer on the A40 in the Canaston Bridge area, heading towards Haverfordwest.”
“Officers attended; however, they were unable to trace the cyclist. If anyone has information regarding this incident, or knows who the cyclist is, please contact Dyfed-Powys Police on 101, quoting reference 170 of March 16th.”
Dairy farmer contacts police
Police contacted Steve Evans, a farmer, who brought the incident to their attention by posting footage on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon (March 16th, 2021).
In a tweet, he said: “@DyfedPowys surely this illegal??? Cyclist hitching a lift!!! #deathwish.”
In response, a spokesperson for the police force, said: “Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you let us know when and where this incident took place? Thanks”, to which he responded, “drop me a DM, I’m still following it now”.
The dairy farmer outlined that there were road works on this particular stretch of road. “I’ve seen some things in my time, but this is up there with the best of the stupid ones.”
“[It] drives me mad. [The] tractor driver had no idea that [the] cyclist was behind him.”
Following police’s appeal, they spoke to their cyclist about their actions.
In a statement, a spokesperson said: “The cyclist was identified and spoken to by officers. Words of advice about his actions were given.”
The force urged all road users to exercise caution.