Statutory Instruments

1996 No. 2665 (S.208)


The Cycle Racing on Highways (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1996


15th October 1996

Laid before Parliament

11th November 1996

Coming into force

2nd December 1996

The Secretary of State, in exercise of powers conferred on him by section 31(2) and (3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, having consulted such representative organisations as he thought fit in accordance with section 195(2) of that Act, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Cycle Racing on Highways (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 2nd December 1996.

(2) These Regulations shall extend to Scotland only.

Amendment of the Cycle Racing on Highways (Scotland) Regulations 1960

2.  Regulation 5(1)(a)(i) of The Cycle Racing on Highways (Scotland) Regulations 1960(2) shall be amended by substituting “80” for “60”.

James Douglas-Hamilton

Minister of State,

Scottish Office

15th October 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The Cycle Racing on Highways (Scotland) Regulations 1960 (“the principal Regulations”) authorise the holding of races or trials of speed between bicycles or tricycles, not being motor cycles, on public highways subject to certain conditions.

One of the conditions contained in regulation 5(1)(a)(i) of the principal Regulations as substituted by S.I. 1982/1639 is that in races, apart from those selected by the Scottish Cyclists Union, the number of competitors must not exceed a maximum of 60.

These Regulations increase that maximum to 80 competitors.


S.I. 1960/270; regulation 5(1)(a)(i) was substituted by S.I. 1982/1639.