A MAN who was caught riding his motorbike at 110mph on a 70-limit road has dodged a disqualification.

Marcin Gumalak clocked up the excessive speeds between Montfode Roundabout in Ardrossan and Pennyburn Roundabout in Stevenston on September 15 of last year.

Gumalak, of Irvine’s Pladda Court, appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week and pleaded guilty to one charge of speeding.

The court heard that the weather was dry on the date libelled.

Police were travelling on the A78 when their attention was drawn to a motorcycle accelerating away from the roundabout.

Officer pursued the bike in their vehicle and tried to make ground but couldn’t because of its excessive high speed.

They finally caught up with it when it was travelling at 110 mph and alerted the rider – Gumalak – to pull over, which he did.

The 37-year-old was cautioned and charged.

Defending Gumalak, solicitor Fraser Alexander said: “In relation to the offence itself, there’s nothing I can add.

“Simply put, Mr Gumalak was out on his motorbike, it was a day out.

“He tells me he thought he was breaking the speed limit, though he didn’t quite think he was going this fast.”

Mr Alexander stressed that his client had pulled over

when alerted by police to do so and suggested that Sheriff Shirley Foran might “give him credit” for his cooperation with officers.

The solicitor added: “He’s

well aware that although the charge had been amended to speed, a disqualification might follow.

“The effect of a disqualification, depending on how lengthy, he may well lose his employ-


“He understands that this is his fault and he has to take the consequences for that.

“There is a DVLA print out available and her Lady will see that currently he had a clean driving license.”

Mr Alexander also pointed out that his client had a previous conviction that was not directly analogous, but that it was of considerable age.

Sheriff Foran responded: “I will note the age of that conviction as well. I’ll deal with this today.”

Gumalak was given six penalty points on his licence.

He was also ordered to pay a £500 fine within 28 days.