On Monday morning, cyclists using the pavement on Rue des Romains in Strassen encountered a surprise en-route: the police were waiting and fined those on the pavement.

Whilst the "Mam Vëlo op d'Schaff" campaign (15 May to 31 July) promotes using a bike as a mode of transport to go to work, it appears that cycling is not always as straightforward as one would think.

The proof of that occurred on Rue des Romains in Strassen. Part of the road is a one-way street and usually, cyclists tend to cycle on the pavement when coming in the opposite direction. Unfortunately for these cyclists, the practice is forbidden and a police patrol was waiting on the road on Monday.

No fewer than ten police officers were on the road and fined the cyclists caught on the pavement €74 each.