You cant get fined for speeding on a bike... you can dangerous cycling though.
Im pretty sure you could challange a fixed penalty if it was for speeding on a bike (partly because they would need either camera or in your case a police camera in a car) to prove you were speeding.
Nope, a policeman can give an expert opinion that you were speeding, usually backed up by a partner. There is NO need to have any equipment of any sort to prove speeding, just the word of a policeman (or two I believe).
However, it wouldn't stand with a bike very easily as a policeman is trained to deal with speeding cars.
What you should do is buy a spedo then cycle around asking them to guess your speed. They will obviously not do a good job of it and then you can show them that there 'expert oppinion' is not acurate enough to say you where speeding.
'However, it wouldn't stand with a bike very easily as a policeman is trained to deal with speeding cars.
Exactly. A case like that would fall apart in the courts.
So you didnt get the ticket for speeding ticket? Or did you break legal history? Or did you in fact get a fine for dangerous cycling/cycling without due care.
If you lot hate bikes, then come and drive round Cambridge. They are everywhere. One of the first things you learn when learning how to drive is to look out for them, and how much room to leave them.
I allways though the abundance of cyclists are good in Cambridge. If you want speed you go on a motorway or purpose built speed road, not a town centre.
Still, if i was you, i'd fight that £60 fine for dangerous cycling. 5mph over the limit isn't dangerous. Cycling fines are easier to get out off than speeding tickets.
And i thought fines for dangerous cycling were either £50 £80 and above?
Im a cyclist, i try to keep to the side of the road but when its full of rubbish and broken glass i find it hard to. I stop at traffic lights aswell because cars do, i often see other cylists trying to go through red lights, personally i think its dangerous and abit disrespectful to other people to go through the red light.
What i really can't stand is ignorant people in their big 4x4s who think that i don't deserve to be on the road, my bike doesn't give off pollution and where else am i to train?
My one and only time i got hit was by a local bike shop van which, i guess, was deliving bikes , oh the irony.