Some parts of the UK are hilly: you may find it difficult to get around on a bike in these areas. The word bicycle is often shortened to bike. A person who rides a bike is called a cyclist. A person who walks is a pedestrian, and a driver is a motorist.
Is a bicycle a vehicle UK?
Bicycles are considered vehicles under British law and is illegal to ride a bike on a pavement which has not been designated as a cycle way. The maximum penalty is £500, but it is often dealt with by a £50 fixed penalty notice.
What is an English bicycle?
Sports or light roadsters were fitted with 26 x 1⅜ inch (ISO 590) traditional English size wheels with Endrick rims, hence a lower bottom bracket and correspondingly lower stand-over height and weighing around 35-40 pounds (16 – 18 kg). It was these bikes that were dubbed English racers in the United States.
Is British cycling an NGB?
British Cycling (formerly the British Cycling Federation) is the main national governing body for cycle sport in Great Britain. It represents Britain at the world body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and selects national teams, including the Great Britain (GB) Cycling Team for races in Britain and abroad.
Who is head of British cycling?
Julie Harrington (May 1, 2017–) British Cycling/CEO
What is British Cycling responsible for?
British Cycling is responsible for the management of disciplinary cases within the sport of cycling. The purpose of these disciplinary rules is to provide clear and uniform procedures across all regions and all cycling disciplines for handling disciplinary cases.
Is it illegal to go through a red light on a bike?
A red traffic light applies to all road users. Cyclists must not cross the stop line if the traffic lights are red. Use the separate stop line for cyclists when practical.
Why are bikes so expensive in UK?
Prices rise, but whats to blame? Demand outstripping supply may have also contributed to a price rise, with the Bicycle Association suggesting a staggering 26 per cent hike in the average price of bikes sold in the UK compared with the same period in 2019.