To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cyclists breached rule 64 of the Highway Code by riding on a pavement in the most recent period for which figures are available.
The department does not hold figures for the exact number of breaches, but data from the Ministry of Justice shows that there were 200 prosecutions in 2017 for the offence “Pedal cycle – Riding on footpath”. However, this may not cover all incidents that breached rule 64 of the Highway Code. The figures presented relate to defendants for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.