'Why don't cyclists have licences?' - You asked Google, and we've got the answer

Calls for cyclists to require licences continue to come, despite the UK government rebuffing the idea on multiple occasions

Cyclist in traffic
(Image credit: catchpole)

The issue of cyclists and compulsory licences, training and insurance is a debate which continues to rage on, with Google's autocorrect suggestions highlighting how often people are intent on finding this information out, especially as opinions are consistently forthcoming from both sides.

Despite the UK government stating in December 2021 that it had no plans to introduce legislation requiring cyclists to obtain a licence, the debate has reared its head once again.

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Staff Writer

Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.