On my commute I sometimes (50:50 based on conditions) leave the road and use a 40m section of footpath before re-entering the roadway. This is mainly for convenience but allows me to avoid a slightly nasty section of road if traffic is heavy.
Bicycles are allowed on the footpath where I live so I am obeying the "vehicular rules of the road" as they apply to bicycles. I also give way to any traffic when re-entering the road.
Is this VC? and can I still get my VC(TM) merit badge