The Cyclists Touring Club has written a code of practice, which fits into the law. It applies to off-road as well as on-road cycling. A summary of it is:
▪ Cyclists are road users too, they should behave responsibly and within the law.
▪ Penalties for breaching the law should be proportional to the danger to other road users.
▪ Rules should not force cyclists to choose between acting legally and safety. Law enforcers must examine reasons for cyclists’ offending behaviour.
▪ Law enforcers should be able to send offending cyclists on training programmes instead of prosecution.
Highway authorities should reduce hazardous road conditions which cause illegal behaviour by cyclists.
|Countries, where cycling is more widespread than UK ( such as Holland, shown here) expect all road users to behave with respect to each other|