Cyclist 'having fun' at 190kmh

Police have charged a man after he led them on a chase at 190kmh.
Police have charged a man after he led them on a chase at 190kmh. John Gass

A MOTORCYCLIST was "just having fun" before leading Tweed police on a high-speed pursuit at Sleepy Hollow.

According to police, the 26-year-old man was clocked travelling south at speeds of up to 190kmh in a 100kmh zone on the Pacific Hwy just after 3.15pm on Friday.

The police pursued the rider who eventually stopped his bike near the Byron Bay exit.

Police said the rider told them he was "just having some fun" after buying the motorcycle in Brisbane two hours earlier.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Command operations manager Superintendent Stuart Smith said such acts were extremely dangerous.

"This rider was not only putting himself in grave danger but posing a risk to everyone else who was on that road at the time," Supt Smith said.

"Had police not stopped the motorcycle when they did, this story could have had a very different and tragic ending.

"Those motorists who choose to flout the road rules will continue to be targeted by police to ensure the safety of all road users."

The rider was charged with exceeding the speed limit by more than 45kmh and other charges related to the pursuit.

He will appear at Byron Bay Local Court on July 5.

Topics:  motorbike police

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