Q604: Can I use a mobile phone whilst cycling?

Using a hand held mobile phone whilst cycling is not illegal. However, you could commit an offence of careless riding or riding without due care and consideration. It is also not advisable for the obvious safety reasons.

For those people using electrically assisted pedal cycles it depends on the cycle itself as to whether it is illegal or not. A lot of new vehicles are being marketed as electrically assisted pedal cycles but are in fact classed as motor vehicles so using a hand held mobile phone whilst riding one of these would be illegal.

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