POLICE have told cyclists riding the wrong way down a one-way street they will be fined.

The force issued the warning to cyclists using St James’s Street, Brighton.

A spokesman said: “Cycling the wrong way in St James’s Street (a signposted one-way system) is prohibited and can cause harm to others as well as the cyclist. It also attracts a fine so for your pocket, your safety and the safety of others. Go with the flow.”

A spokesman for the Cyclists Defence Fund said the penalty for cycling the wrong way down a one-way street that does not permit cycling is £50.