§ Dr. Mawhinney
asked the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions he has given permission for cycle races or cycle time trials to be held on the Al during the past 12 months; why such permission was given; and what account was taken in each case of the rights of other road users.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Cycle races and time trials are governed by the Cycle Racing on Highways Regulations 1960. These lay down certain conditions which must be met, but the authorisation of such events is a matter for local police forces. The Department has no power to intervene in such authorisation and does not require any notification when they are given.