Legal requirements for your bike

There are regulations and standards that affect whether a bike is legal to ride on the road and whether it was legal for the shop to sell it. You can read a summary of the regulations and standards affecting equipment used by cyclists on the CTC website, which includes information on lights and reflectors, brakes, bells, and electrially assisted pedal cycles.


The most commonly enforced regulation is the requirement that bikes must have lights when ridden at night. Read our Cycle Lighting article for more information.

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