Police officers caught speeding in biker blitz near Garrowby Hill
A policeman was caught riding his Triumph motorbike at 84mph in a 60mph zone during a bank holiday blitz on speeding bikers.
PC Thomas Holliday, 27, was riding a Triumph 650 and his colleague PC Paul McGuigan, 45, was on a Honda 1000 during a summer bank holiday when they were recorded for just over a mile on the A166, west of Garrowby Hill, near Pocklington.
The speed trap was part of a joint Humberside and North Yorkshire Police bank holiday operation, code-named Achilles, which was aimed at catching speeding bikers on country lanes.
The officers' average speed in a 60mph zone was 84mph, Hull Crown Court was told.
When stopped, they said they were off-duty officers on their way to Bridlington via the Fridaythorpe biker's café.
They were offered the choice of completing a rider referral course as a direct alternative to a fixed fine, a court summons or penalty points on their licences.
Holliday, a police off-road motorcyclist, of South Milford, took the course.
McGuigan, of Birkenshaw, Bradford, denied doing 84mph and appealed against conviction, which was heard at Hull Crown Court.
He was found guilty at an earlier hearing at Bridlington Magistrates' Court of speeding and given four points, a £300 fine and ordered to pay £300 costs and a £15 victims' surcharge.
Judge David Tremberg told the appeal hearing there was no mistake the pair were speeding.
He ordered McGuigan to pay a further £415 costs to the crown court on top of his initial points fine and costs.