Contesting a Fixed Penalty Notice for riding on the pavement in London
Today I was half walking, half "scooting" (where you put one foot on the pedal) my bike through a tight footpath in London. I was following pedestrians and going at their pace with no possible danger to anyone. A Community Support Officer stopped me and issued me a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for "cycling" on the pavement which I refused to sign.
On the notice it says I have the option of paying £30 or going to court to contest the fine.
Question: Does anyone have experience with taking a FPN to court? Surely its his word against mine that I was cycling... can I win?
Would really appreciate your advice here.