The current cycling rules in the Highway Code are different this year as the guide was just updated in January.
British cyclists could be fined for breaking the guidance , such as not giving way to pedestrians who are waiting to cross the road.
The changes are part of a £338million strategy by the Department for Transport (DfT) to encourage more cycling and walking.
While cyclists now have more rights, there are rules riders need to follow especially given pedestrians hold the top spot in the road hierarchy, YorkshireLive reported.
With the new changes causing some confusion, we’ve laid out the rules below. Clothing
You must avoid clothes that can get tangled in the chain or obscure your wheel. You should also wear a helmet that is securely fastened. Cycling at night
There are specific rules for cycling at night (Image: Getty Images) How to urgently renew UK passport as Home Office issues warning about applications Bikes must have white front and red rear lights lit.A bike must also have a red rear reflector and amber pedal reflectors.Flashing lights are allowed but it is recommended that cyclists riding in areas without street lighting use a steady front lamp.Wearing a high visibility vest or having reflectors can help you be spotted. Cycle lanes and routes The Highway Code updated its rules in January 2022 (Image: Getty Images) Cyclists don’t have to use cycle lanes even if one is available.The Highway Code has made this clearer but it hasn’t changed. The code states that […]