Closed consultation

Proposed changes to the Cycle Racing on the Highway Regulations (1960)

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Summary

DfT is reviewing the regulations for cycle racing on the highway - the aim is to make the regulations clearer, not to change their purpose.

Documents

Letter to chief constables and commissioners about race marshals and proposed amendments to the 1960 highways regulations

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Appendix: proposed amendments to the cycle racing on the highways regulations 1960

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Appendix: empowered race marshal schemes

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Consultation description

These documents summarise the changes to the regulation as proposed by British Cycling and the Association of Chief Police Officers. The aim is to make the process of permitting cycle races on the highway clearer for organisers, police and the public.

As part of the government’s Red Tape Challenge programme to reduce regulatory burdens, we intend to amend the regulation Cycle Racing on the Highways 1960 made under the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA), sections 31(1) to (5).

The general power to make regulations under the RTA is set out in section 195 of the RTA.

The proposed changes will not alter the fundamental basis on which cycle racing on the highway is regulated. The aim of these changes is to clarify points within the regulations that may be confusing or out of date. For example, the proposed changes will relax the rule on length of a race circuit. It is also proposed that the police will provide a written explanation where a decision has been taken to refuse permission for a race.

British Cycling and Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) have advised of the amendments they would like to see in the regulations.

Please email Ruth Fagan for further details.