http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22291738-5005961,00.html Cannonball Run bikers caught in Switzerland From correspondents in Switzerland August 22, 2007 09:55pm POLICE in Switzerland today detained about 20 foreign motorcyclists caught riding at more than 200km/h in what appeared to be a trans-European "cannonball" bike run. Two of the bikers forced their way through a police roadblock in southwestern Switzerland but were later caught on the Simplon mountain pass, which leads into Italy, the Valais regional police force said. The others were stopped in two different locations in the region, and their motorcycles impounded, police spokesman Jean-Marie Bornet said. â€œThey wanted to get to Slovenia today. Well, they won't reach Slovenia today,â€ Mr Bornet said. â€œWe have zero tolerance for this. There's no way that we'll tolerate this kind of stupid behaviour.â€ The group, from Britain, Denmark and New Zealand, will be questioned by an investigating magistrate before being released later today, he added. Mr Bornet said the motorcyclists were spotted by other motorists weaving along a motorway at very high speed after leaving the Swiss city of Lausanne earlier in the morning. They were also seen speeding through villages. â€œThere was a concrete danger, this is not something abstract,â€ he added. Police were also examining equipment including video cameras on some of the motorcycles and were expecting to press charges of serious road offences including dangerous driving. Some of the motorcycles carried numbers and stickers indicating they were part of a â€œcannonball bike run,â€ Mr Bornet said. A website said to give details of the run dubbed â€œthe third crusadeâ€ from August 21 to 27 gave no indication of the route. It promised an average of nine hours a day of â€œintense ridingâ€ for national teams on the â€œvery best mountain and backroad rotesâ€.