Riders continue to flout Oxford bike lights law, say police

Almost 90% of riders stopped by police didn't have necessary lights on their bike despite possible £50 fines

Thames Valley Police have said that around 89% of riders they stopped on a given night in Oxford weren't equipped with the necessary bike lights, as the crackdown continues on cyclists riding with poor visibility in the city.

97 out 110 cyclists stopped during the operation on Monday night were hit with a £50 fine, however they are able to get out of paying that if they can prove to police that they have purchased the necessary lights within seven days of being given the fixed penalty notice.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).