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Old 18th May 2020, 09:07
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Originally Posted by highflyer40 View Post
paths are meant for both walkers and cycles so no both have a right to be there.
In England and Wales, cycling on a footpath is trespass more often than not. It's only those public footpaths where the landowner has explicitly given consent for the use of cycles that can be ridden on. Cycling is permitted on all bridleways, though. The majority of landowners don't bother to take action against cyclists riding on public footpaths over their land, but should there be an accident involving pedestrians and a cyclist on such a path then I'd guess the issue of the cyclist trespassing might possibly come up. Trespass is only a civil matter, though.
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