Biker banned for 110mph wheelie on A63 near Selby

Michael Chester, from Meltham, admitted dangerous driving

A biker who was filmed by North Yorkshire Police performing a wheelie at 110mph in a 70mph zone has been banned from driving.

Michael Chester, 42, of Sunny Heys West, Meltham, West Yorkshire, admitted dangerous driving after performing the stunt on the A63 near Selby in July.

He was disqualified from driving for 20 months and given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for two years.

Police said he had shown a "complete contempt for motoring laws".

Chester was also ordered to complete 200 hours of community service.

He was captured performing the wheelie by North Yorkshire Police's mobile safety camera on 7 July.

Dave Brown, head of the force's mobile safety camera team, said: "This is a classic case of someone with complete contempt for motoring laws.

"This dangerous act not only shows arrogance, but a complete lack of concern for the safety of other road users."

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites



Min. Night 10 °C


  • Peaky Blinders publicity shotBrum do

    Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?

  • Oliver CromwellA brief history

    The 900 year story behind the creation of a UK parliament

  • Image of Ankor Wat using lidarJungle Atlantis

    How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest

  • TheatreBard taste? Watch

    Are trailer videos on social media spoiling theatre?

  • Agents with the US Secret Service, such as this one, are responsible for guarding the presidentHard at work

    White House break-in adds to Secret Service woes

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.