Where does this site get its information?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Will1985, 3 Mar 2008.

  1. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    South Norfolk
    I've found this page as part of the Bynea CC site: http://www.byneacc.co.uk/highway/highway.htm

    If you scroll down to "Strange Laws" you'll see the second entry which caught my eye:

    Some of the others are quite interesting as well (especially holding your bike above your shoulders - for the Critical Massers; and building your bike exempts you from reflectors....most road bikes are illegal in this sense anyway), but where has the chap who wrote this page interpreted his information from? I can't find the appropriate text anywhere else nor the actual Law HA 1835 sect 72.

    It won't make any difference for me here without any pavements, but a strange interpretation nonetheless.
  2. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London
    I would suspect his information as these are both patently wrong. The UK limit being 70mph and that you cannot be classified as legally speeding on a bicycle even if you have a computer, as there is no legislation governing their accuracy. You can only exceed the legal limit in a Royal Park.

    Again this is not true, however Police RTC forms require a capacity despite making the provision for pedal cycles. The suggested capacity is 10cc.
  3. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Thanks a bunch JRG, that's me for the rest of the day:

    I'm not in lo-ove, so don't forget it. It's just a silly phase, I'm goin through (doo-da do n do n dooo).

    I recently found out where they got their name from and it certainly wasn't from a Police RTC form! Filthy skippers.
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Jaco, it is 60mph where there is no central reservation.
  5. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    Yep, it's 60mph nationally, and motorways are the exception at 70mph.
  6. and dual carriageways unfortunately:sad:
  7. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby


    You do not need a front light when riding in the dark only a rear one.

    If you live in Wales and the motorist is an old man, the chances are that his name will be Dai, then shout, "Dai Boy", I haven't seen you for a long time and also giving him a wave at the same time

    For the middle picture below it should have a safety warning that riding in the gutter like that will mean you are likely to get left hooked.

  8. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London
    However he states that "The maximum speed limit in the UK is 60MPH" - this is incorrect as the maximum speed limit found in the UK is 70mph.

    If he had said the maximum speed limit on roads without a central reservation, or subject to another limit, is 60mph, he would be correct. He did not exclude motorways, though perhaps he was working on the assumption that as cyclists are not allowed onto motorways (apart from the ludicrous cycle lane in the HS of the A3(M)!!) people don't need to know.

  9. That's a ridiculous site. What a load of poorly spelt and punctuated, ill - informed claptrap.
  10. OP

    Will1985 Über Member

    South Norfolk
    Hehe - anybody going to admit to belonging to Bynea Cycling Club?

    Isn't interpreting the law in varying ways what lawyers spend their time doing? Maybe this chap fancies himself as one...or just someone looking to spout legal sounding quotes to indignant motorists and pedestrians when he annoys them!
  11. Mr Celine

    Mr Celine Discordian

    [Pedant] Unless it's also a motorway, like the sadly now defunct A6144(M).[/pedant]
  12. ejls2

    ejls2 Well-Known Member

    "It is possible to ride in four's on a dual carriageway, a a pair in the left lane, and a pair in the right lane."

    Dangerous advice!
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