Arnold Schwarzenegger on March 17, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.
Arnold Schwarzenegger on March 17, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. Tara Croser—Newspix/Getty Images

Arnold Schwarzenegger Stopped in Australia for Riding Bike Without Helmet

Mar 18, 2015

Former California governor and Hollywood royalty Arnold Schwarzenegger received a lesson in bicycle safety in Australia on Monday, when he was stopped by a police officer for riding without a helmet.

"I saw a group of cyclists riding ahead of me and we just went up to do a routine intercept," police officer Robert Gillson told Australian media. "Then we noticed that Arnold Schwarzenegger was in the crowd."

Loved to see all these healthy and fit kids when I was riding around Melbourne today!

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Schwarzenegger was in Melbourne to attend the bodybuilding Arnold Classic and the Formula 1 Grand Prix. While there, the seven-time Mr. Olympia rode one of city's public bikes, opting to skip the protective headgear legally required for bike users in the state of Victoria.

Luckily, the 67-year-old was offered a helpful tip from the Aussie officer, who showed him the path to the closest 7-Eleven where he could buy a helmet for under $5.

[The Age]

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