All cycling on the pavement (“footway”) is an offence under Section 72 of the Highways Act 1835 and illegal cycling on footways causes much concern especially to our most vulnerable pedestrians, such as the elderly, disabled and visually impaired.
The Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) is £50 (increased from £30 on
The enforcement of this offence is an operational matter for individual chief officers of police. We support any action taken by the police to deter and reduce the number of cycling offences. Officers can issue verbal warnings, fixed penalty notices or report the road user for formal prosecution. Police officers may use their discretion if, for example, a cyclist is using the pavement for safety reasons but is being careful and not putting pedestrians at risk.