Motorcylist jailed after filming himself speeding over 150mph

The rider was also disqualified from driving for two years after he leaves prison

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A motorcyclist has been jailed after filming himself speeding over 150mph.

At Chichester Crown Court Robert Hammond, 60, from Selsey, was sentenced to six months in prison to run consecutively for each offence after pleading guilty to four counts of dangerous driving.

Police had stopped Hammond last April on the A27 at Chichester while he was speeding on his Honda Fireblade motorbike at around 80mph in a 50mph zone.

Officers seized a memory card from a camera mounted to his helmet and found more than 150 clips of Hammond on his motorbike riding in a manner that put his and the other road users' safety at risk in Sussex and Hampshire.

As the footage above shows, the motorcyclist can be seen speeding past cars and overtaking several vehicles at high speeds. He frequently points the camera to the speedometer of his motorbike, at one point showing a speed of 153mph on a dual carriageway.


Selsey Police Department added that he was shown entering a 30mph limit at 95mph and travelling in excess of 120mph on country lanes.

Sergeant Alan Spicer said: "The footage on his headcam showed evidence of some outrageously bad motorcycling. It is a miracle that other road users had not been seriously injured or killed, due to the way he was driving his motorbike and the speeds he was reaching.

"This sentence sends out a message to drivers that we will prosecute you if you are caught driving in a dangerous manner."

Hammond was also disqualified from driving for two years after he leaves prison and will be required to take an extended re-test before he can take to the roads again.