POLICE on Dartmoor have divided opinions after tackling ‘speeding’ cyclists.

Officers from the Devon and Cornwall roads policing team posted a video on social media of a group of cyclists seen breaking a speed limit. 

They were warning cyclists to be aware of the speeds after spotting a group travelling at about 40mph on the Dartmoor road which has a limit of 30mph. 

They said: ‘Cyclists, please be mindful of your speeds and just how this will effect you in the event of a collision. 

‘This group on Dartmoor observed travelling at near 40mph on a 30mph restricted road. 

‘All stopped and offered appropriate words of advice.’

The post prompted several hundred comments, sparking debate about whether speed limits apply to cyclists.