A MOTORCYCLIST who was caught driving more than 90 miles an hour in a 30 zone has been banned from driving.

Marc Lear, 45, was caught doing 91 miles an hour on the B1035 School Road, in the village of Tendring, on his Honda CBR 1000 motorbike on July 4.

Lear of Browning Road, Brantham, admitted the offence at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on October 21.

He was disqualified from driving for 56 days, fined £120, told to pay £120 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Matt Hine, manager of Essex Police's Road Crime Team, said: “Marc Lear’s riding was reckless and could have led to tragedy.

“Travelling at more than three times the speed limit shows a complete and utter disregard for the rules of the road and safety of others.

“All it would have taken was for Lear to lose control for a moment or for a member of the public to step into the road and it could easily have led to someone being seriously injured or killed.

“We won’t tolerate people breaking the rules of the road and take action to prosecute those who do.”