We have a bizarre law which says that motorists may cross a double white line (road centre) to overtake a cyclist who is doing 10mph or less. This rider was doing 30mph (downhill) so drivers could not legally overtake him, so, according to the arresting officer, he was causing an obstruction. He was told he should have been riding in the cycle lane.
There was no cycle lane, merely a white line a couple of feet from the road edge, designed to indicate where the edge was. There was, however, a shared use ped/cycle path on the opposite side of the road, which Judge Morgan said he should have used, instead of obstructing motorists.
The speed limit on the road is 60mph and the stretch concerned is 0.59km long (645 yds), so the max holdup would have been 44sec(bike) minus 22 sec (car).
Judge Morgan is notorious for dismissing a case against a police officer, who, without authorisation from a senior officer, decided to drive a police pursuit car at 159mph (max 70) on a motorway and 80mph in a 30mph area, arguing that he needed to try the car out at 3am when it was safe. The judges decision was reversed on appeal.
The judge is a pillock