HC Deb 07 February 1985 vol 72 c642W
Mr. Sims

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if the Transport and Road Research Laboratory will assess the safety of motocross bicycles; if he has received any representations on this subject; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Chalker

All new bicycles normally used on the roads, including BMX cycles, are required to meet British Standard BS 6102. The Transport and Road Research Laboratory was involved in the preparation of the standard and has no present plans for further assessment.

Some representations have been received about irresponsible behaviour on public roads and pavements by BMX riders; current publicity leaflets issued by my Department encourage safe riding of these cycles.