Using Cycle Paths
Where there is a designated cycle path, it is permissible to cycle on this despite the fact it may look like part of the pavement. However, it is important to make sure you remain in your lane and be careful of excessive speed. Archive notes on the Department of Transport code of conduct for cyclists gives general advice on using cycle paths, particularly those shared with pedestrians, suggesting "if you want to cycle quickly, say in excess of 18mph/30 kph, then you should be riding on the road". You must also look at the rules for the particular places you are riding, for example there have been some instances where cyclists have been caught "speeding" in London Parks. There are bylaws which govern these areas and you must be aware of them or face a possible fine if you are going too fast.