Pass a Test

Some people argue that cyclists should have a Cycling Licence and pass a test to be allowed to ride their bikes on the road. They hark back to Cycling Proficiency at school. I agree. Roads are dangerous places and people should have some training. Pedestrian training is handled by parents. That bit is ok, bit more of the green cross …

Licence Plate

People argue that cyclists should have a licence plate like cars if they use the roads. The main reason I think is so that if they do something wrong they can be tracked and traced. Yes; some cyclists break the rules when they are out. They ride on footpaths (which is wrong), they jump red lights. This is all true, …

Insurance

If you drive a car on the roads you are legally required to have 3rd Party Insurance as a minimum, cyclists are not. Why not? A cyclist could cause an accident and be at fault. Firstly – the fact a cyclist is not insured does not mean you can not claim damages in the event of an accident. They’ll just …

Road Tax

Something you hear a lot as a cyclist is that cyclists either shouldn’t be on the road as we don’t pay road tax, or that we should pay road tax if we are on the road. The UK budget for roads in 2018 was £4.8bn [ref] road tax raised over £6bn [ref]. Road tax goes into central taxation and is …