Snatched from the Herald Sun Website
British convicts pedal to freedom
By staff writers
September 17, 2010 10:14AM
TWO teenage convicts pedalled to freedom after they were let out of jail for the day to take a cycling test.
Connor Dewhurst, 14, and Sam Thomas, 13, were allowed to sit their cycling proficiency test - an exam British children must take to prove they can safely ride bicycles on the road.
However, the pair proved rather more proficient than supervisors were expecting as they sped away from a juvenile detention centre in Manchester in northwestern England.
Cops think they pedalled 11km to one of the city's major train stations before hopping on a tram to complete yesterday's escape bid.
Dewhurst had been convicted of attacking a police officer while Thomas was locked up for robbery, Greater Manchester Police said.
They are still on the run.
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Nice One. What I don't understand is why you need to take a test to ride a bike, LAWL the poms are nuts.