Cycling and the Law

This is an exceptionally complex subject, so — without a second thought — we refer you to the experts at CTC, the national cycling charity. Its special pages include:

Traffic Law and Enforcement

Prosecutors and Courts

Cyclists' Behaviour and the Law

Cycling Under the Influence

Public Footpaths (NB: different to urban footways)

The Legal Framework and Enforcement Policy

For specialist legal advice concerning cycling, consider joining CTC or British Cycling. Legal cover is included in membership fees. You may also find that you have legal cover on your household insurance, or as part of your credit card package.

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