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It is illegal to ride bikes on pavements
2:32pm Tuesday 25th September 2012 in Letters
WITH reference to one reader's comments “Cyclists too fast”- Globe Mailbox, September 19, about cyclists riding at speed along the pavement.
It seems a great many cyclists are unaware that it is actually illegal to cycle on the pavement (unless it's marked as shared-use cycle path).
According to the Highway Code – under the section “Rules for cyclists” (59-82) Rule no 64 clearly states:
You must not cycle on a pavement. [Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129]
Apparently, cycling on the pavement is actually punishable by a fixed penalty notice of £30 under Section 51 and Schedule 3 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.
James D, Wallasey.