A WARNING has been issued to cyclists and parents about the dangers of trying to ride Hadleigh's Olympic mountain biking course.

Police are concerned people are trying to ride parts of the course, which is in Hadleigh farm country park, and have issued a warning advising against this.

The course, which will be used in next year's Olympics, is fenced off and has signs from police and security teams warning it would be dangerous for anyone to try and ride it.

Safety measures such as wooden barriers have also been installed on parts of the track to prevent this.

Parents are also warned to advise their children not to go to the course or try to ride it.

Sgt Chris Bramhill, from the police cycle team, said: "We don't want anyone getting injured in the run up to the Olympics and we will be patrolling the area at regular intervals."