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Police hunt illegal speed bumpers

NSW Police are hunting for at least three people who are believed to be responsible for an illegal speed bump that felled a bunch ride in Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park.

A group of at least 30 cyclists on an pre-dawn ride along McCarrs Creek Road near Church Point crashed into the dangerous road hazard a fortnight ago.

The hump was cemented across the road next to a National Parks sign that was also vandalised.

While it’s believed that the illegal speed bump was there to slow motorcyclists and motor car enthusiasts in the area, it was bike riders who became the inadvertent victims.

According to the Manly Daily, Tony Holland, who rides for the Harlequin cycling club was unlucky enough to crash on the bump, leaving him hospitalized with a broken collarbone, ribs and concussion. Other riders experienced bruises and grazing.

Given the nature of the road, time of morning, light, speed of the bunch and position of the do-it-yourself speed bump, we were lucky that no one was killed.

On 24 August, 2018 Northern Beaches Police Area Command published a post on their Facebook page calling for community assistance in catching those responsible.

"This behaviour is a serious criminal offence and we are seeking the community's assistance in track down those responsible," the post read.  

“We believe there were at least three people and we are currently following a number of leads. We would encourage those involved to come forward.”

Anyone who can help police with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.