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British council threatens bike shop with fine over free pump

Isambard’s Cycles in East London has been providing a free pump outside their shop for passing cyclists to use on their bikes in Tower Hamlets.

Picture: Pixabay.com

LONDON – A British council who fined a five-year-old girl R2,500 for selling lemonade from a makeshift stall has now threatened a bicycle shop with sanctions for offering cyclists free use of a pump.

The London authority claims the pump situated on the pavement outside the shop is a hazard to pedestrians, but it's been vilified on social media for its pettiness.

Isambard’s Cycles in East London has been providing a free pump outside their shop for passing cyclists to use on their bikes in Tower Hamlets.

However, they have tweeted they can longer offer it, alleging that the council demanded payment for using the pavement.

The same council recently fined a five-year-old for selling homemade lemonade at a festival, saying that she was trading without a licence.

Following a huge backlash, they cancelled that fine, but aren’t backing down with the bike shop.

They are threatening to fine the owners if they don’t buy a licence for using the pump on the pavement.

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