A cyclist who installed an 80cc engine onto their mountain bike failed to stop for police then fell into a bush.
Traffic officers pursued the rider in Leigh on Tuesday evening (September 8).
They had fitted their standard mountain bike with an 80cc engine – which can power vehicles to reach speeds of up to around 40 miles per hour.
Officers said the rider had ‘changed the use of the bike to become a motor vehicle’ and should therefore have been insured.
The cyclist led police on 40mph chase before hitting a pothole on Orchard Lane and falling into a bramble bush, police said.
They were then summoned under the Road Traffic Act.
Alongside a picture of the mountain bike, GMP Traffic tweeted: “When you stick an 80cc engine onto a mountain bike you