Alcohol and drugs

Cycling on a road or other public place (including a bridleway) whilst unfit through drink or drugs carries a fine up to £1000.

There's no breath test for this and no blood alcohol or other legal limits. The key question is simply whether you are under the influence to the extent that you're incapable of having proper control of your bike.

Whilst it is true that you can't have your driving licence endorsed with penalty points because of an offence committed on a bicycle, it's often overlooked that the court does have a general power under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to disqualify anyone from driving, without imposing penalty points, for any offence, including a cycling offence.

Quick Enquiry

Enter your details above to enquire or just give your name and number to request a call back from one of our specialist cycle accident lawyers.