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Old 11-30-23, 05:10 AM
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UK 20 mph speed limits

UK 20 mph speed limits

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The 20mph limits do NOT apply to cyclists

Just call your local police force to confirm this
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Old 11-30-23, 05:32 AM
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Thatís not surprising since cyclists are not required to monitor their own speed.
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Originally Posted by CanNik
UK 20 mph speed limits

Did you know

The 20mph limits do NOT apply to cyclists

Just call your local police force to confirm this
I don't think my local force would be aware of this. Where in UK are you?
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They would be aware that speed limits only apply to motorised vehicles. Pedal cycles are exempt.
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How are you supposed to show you're an alpha cyclist if you can't frame a speeding ticket to prove it?

Not that I've got one (yet), but I keep trying. Had to talk my way out of a ticket for running a red light a few months ago, but that doesn't count.
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
They would be aware that speed limits only apply to motorised vehicles. Pedal cycles are exempt.
There are exceptions, for example the royal parks, such as Richmond Park which is a 7 mile long loop. In these parks different by-laws apply and cyclists can be and regularly are.fined for exceeding the 20mph limit. There is a steep hill in this loop that you can freewheel down at nearly 40mph easily, and the police often sit at the bottom of the hill with their radar gun, as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. Keeps Chief wiggums donut fund topped.up.

And while.its true that generally on the open highway bicycles are not bound by the speed.limits, you could still be pulled up by rhe police for wanton and furious cycling I think it's called, which of course is a bit subjective, so in effect if the cop feels arsy he can still try and stitich you up one way or another

Also the police in london said at the outset they are not going to spend any of their time enforcing the 20mph limits, so in effect the cars.are not bound by the 20mph limits either. The 20mph.enforcement is left to speed cameras, so people learn where they are and slow down for them, and then rapidly speed up again, and this I am sure is.more dangerous for cyclists and other vulnerable road users than not having the speed cameras at all.
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Old 11-30-23, 09:41 AM
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LOL. We'd sometimes paceline by a speed trap and circle back to ask for a ticket. We also used to run red lights en mass to flash the camera at night, ah to be young again...
When I was stationed in Africa, the base had a 6 MPH zone that they strictly enforced, one young officer actually had his bike (a pretty nice CX) confiscated, after he kept getting "tickets".
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Originally Posted by pdlamb
How are you supposed to show you're an alpha cyclist if you can't frame a speeding ticket to prove it?
You'll have to speed past one of those radar trailers and take a pic.
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