Commentary

190 Mountain bikes and cyclists

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

190 Mountain bikes and cyclists

| Commentary

190 Mountain bikes and cyclists

The growth in the recreational use of cycles and improvements in design and construction have increased the volumes of traffic using rural roads and ways. Conflict with landowners, pedestrians and horse riders is one consequence. Cyclists have full rights to use any carriageway, subject to any statutory restrictions for safety or traffic management which relate either to all road users or specifically to cyclists. Cyclists may also use bridleways, but must give precedence to walkers and horse riders1. Cyclists may not ride on footpaths, which are generally prohibited to all wheeled traffic and have no

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