The UK’s controversial road bike law, which saw cyclists face fines and even jail time for using a bicycle for work, has come under fire from cycling groups.
The National Cycling Campaign (NCC) has described it as “inappropriate and unfair” and says the new law is not in line with the “highest ethical standards”.
The NCTC also says the law is likely to be challenged in court, with the High Court set to decide if it is constitutional.
The law was passed last month and is due to come into force on March 6.
The NCTc says the changes mean that cyclists are “forced to spend more time in a car, even if it means the need for a ride” and that the government has “unreasonably delayed the legislation”.
“The new law creates a significant burden for cyclists who want to continue to ride a bicycle on the roads,” the NCTC says.
“For some, this means taking a long ride home from work or taking an extended trip to the GP.
The Government is clearly not in favour of the health and safety of cyclists, and the law will do nothing to help them.” “
The Government has deliberately delayed the law to protect their interests and those of their businesses.
The Government is clearly not in favour of the health and safety of cyclists, and the law will do nothing to help them.”
The law, the UK Cycling Alliance says, will make cycling less safe and is “at odds with the highest ethical standards for the UK”.
The new law will make cyclists spend more of their working hours on the road, and will “make it even less safe for them” to use a bike, the NCTc warns.
Cycling groups have been calling for the law for some time.
A group of around 300 cyclists were recently jailed for failing to wear helmets in London, and there have been numerous deaths on the streets of the capital.
The UK is the only European country to have a law requiring cyclists to wear a helmet.
However, the law was criticised in the UK, where the Department for Transport (DfT) has refused to enforce it.
In January, the Cycling Campaign also called for a national ban on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), with the group saying it was “unnecessary and unnecessary” and “not in line” with the NHS’s guidelines.
The group also said the law would “drive the car out of the streets”.
“If we were going to ban ATVs, we’d need to have the right infrastructure,” said Cycling Campaign director Nick Pickles.
“We’ve got this awful lack of infrastructure around the country, and if we don’t have the infrastructure, then the car is going to be in the streets.”
“We need to move beyond this narrow view of cyclists and consider how we can support cyclists on the street,” Pickles added.
The NCA has called on the government to “reconsider” the law and say it is “not a ban on cycling, but a ban that can be enforced”.
“We know the government is not going to do that, and we have the option to appeal the High Courts decision, so we’ve put forward a challenge to the law,” said NCTC spokesman Jonathan Evans.
We believe that the UK is a democracy and the people of the UK have the power to make the law they want. “
However, the decision will be made by the High High Court and the case could take years to resolve.
A spokesperson for the DfT said the “government is taking all necessary steps to ensure that the existing road traffic rules are enforced, as well as to enforce the new laws as they come into effect on the date set by the government for their implementation.” “
If the government wants to go back to the drawing board, we believe it can make a reasonable change to the legislation and we will be calling for an urgent debate on this.”
A spokesperson for the DfT said the “government is taking all necessary steps to ensure that the existing road traffic rules are enforced, as well as to enforce the new laws as they come into effect on the date set by the government for their implementation.”
“The DfTS is in contact with cyclists and will continue to work with them to ensure they can safely and efficiently use the roads, and ensure they do not fall victim to any other offences,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson added that the DFTS has “a dedicated dedicated team of road safety experts” to assist with the implementation of the law.
The British Cycling Association says it is also calling for a review of the laws, arguing that the road bike legislation “is not in accordance with the standards for road cycling and does not protect cycling.”
British Cycling says that the laws will “drive a car out the streets”, as “the Government is certainly not in favor of the safety of cycling, and [the law] will do little to help cyclists”.
“With the exception of those areas where the law provides clear guidance and is designed to provide some level of safety, cycling has become more difficult and unsafe than ever before, and has become a dangerous and dangerous business,” the BCA said in