Cyclist did wheelie on road and hit pair on tandem

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard Luke Horne injured fellow bike riders Christopher Laughton and and Kay Boulton. Picture: Greg Macvean
Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard Luke Horne injured fellow bike riders Christopher Laughton and and Kay Boulton. Picture: Greg Macvean
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A TEENAGE cyclist who pulled a wheelie whilst going through a red traffic light collided with two tandem riders, a court has heard.

Luke Horne, 16, injured fellow bike riders Christopher Laughton and and Kay Boulton when he pulled the stunt at Gullane High Street in the East Lothian town last summer

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard on Friday how the youth didn’t look where he was going when he was riding his £1400 mountain bike.

The court heard how Horne caused Mr Laughton and Ms Boulton to fall off their own bike and injure themselves.

The story emerged after a hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court before Sheriff Thomas Welsh QC.

Horne, also of Gullane, pleaded guilty to a singe charge of cycling dangerously on June 14 2014.

The court heard how Horne rode through a traffic light on one wheel before making a right turn without signalling.

Horne also failed to look where he was going and this caused him to strike the couple on the tandem.

Sheriff Welsh deferred sentence on Horne. He will be sentenced at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on April 8 2015.