Last week I was riding at Cathkin Braes one evening after work.
As I arrived in the car I saw another car milling about in the car park, wondered what they were up to but didn't see any obvious shenanigans so ignored them and carried on putting my gear on.
Said car drives over. Window goes down
"We're the police" Plain clothes police officer holds up badge
"Ah okay, I wondered what you were up to" says I.
Without a hint of irony the policeman replies: "Can I ask what you are doing here?"
I'm standing in a cycling jacket, with gloves and a helmet on. I'm holding a bike which has a bright light on it, there is another light on my helmet. They've been sat in their car for five minutes presumably watching me taking the bike of the roof of the car and putting my lights on the bike!
"Er... See this bike, see these lights I'm going to ride it in the trails over there"
"What are there trails here?"
I helpfully shine my helmet light on the massive billboard that says "Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails"
"Oh we didn't know there were bike trails here" say the Police "Is it something you can only do in the dark?"
"No but during the day I'm at work"
The policeman pauses for a second clearly processing this information then comes out with: "So, I take it the track isn't lit"
"No. That's why I have lights"