Your Rights and Responsibilities on a bike:
Cyclox (Cycling in Oxford) have produced a simple your rights and responsibilities on a bike flyer which I think is pretty good and addresses some of the contentious points around cycling (with specific reference to the Highway code). I was made aware of the this on the weekend and having just seen the latest argument about bikes on the road I thought it might be a useful reminder to us all!
I did a quick search and couldn’t find this already done, but sorry if I missed it!Posted 12 months agopnikSubscriber
You must not cycle on a pavement. You could be fined if you do.[HC 64]
Which is both true and at times impractical. Many cycle lanes are on pavementz and some just stop. But in the main correct. Although i have a dilema as my mum told me i couldnt ride on the road until i’d got my cycling proficiency and i had to stay on the pavement. I never got it and i’m 48 now.Posted 12 months agogreyspokeMember
It is always worth considering the wording of s. 72 of the Highway Act 1835, a draftspersonly masterpiece that has stood the test of time far better than most of the shite legal drafting we see today.
If any person shall wilfully ride upon any footpath or causeway by the side of any road made or set apart for the use or accommodation of foot passengers; or shall wilfully lead or drive any horse, ass, sheep, mule, swine, or cattle or carriage of any description, or any truck or sledge, upon any such footpath or causeway; or shall tether any horse, ass, mule, swine, or cattle, on any highway, so as to suffer or permit the tethered animal to be thereon;. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; every person so offending in any of the cases aforesaid shall for each and every such offence forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale, over and above the damages occasioned thereby.
This illustrates the point that the Highway Code is not the law. The above words are the law.Posted 12 months ago
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