I've just read something on 'tinternet saying there's a £500 fine for cycling on the pavement. Now, I don't cycle very often, but it has been known, and having once been knocked off by a bus which then didn't stop (driver didn't even know he'd 'touched' me) I no longer cycle on the road. I don't cycle fast, if I cycle at all, it's for leisure not speed. So will I get into trouble for sauntering along, quite carefully and with great respect for little old ladies and their dogs, as well as cars pulling off drive ways, on my bike - on the pavement?
Just so you know, when I got knocked off by a bus, it was early morning, 6am, I had on a hi-vis vest and a helmet. It was mid-summer, not even a bit dark or gloomy. He just didn't see me, or passed too close, touched my side, and knocked me off. Someone else saw and stopped to assist, but it has made me lose all confidence on my push bike. And I'm not daft on the road myself, I am a driver and a motor-biker, it was just that he had completely not seen me or even been aware of hitting me, that has made me prefer the pavement.