Byelaws for the regulation of Cycling and Vehicles on the Town Moor
Byelaws made by the Council of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne under Section 7 of the Newcastle upon Tyne Town Moor Act 1988, with respect to the use of cycles and other vehicles on the Town Moor.
1. In these byelaws:
"the Act" means the Newcastle upon Tyne Town Moor Act 1988;
"the Council" means the Council of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne
"cycle" means a bicycle, a tricycle, or a cycle having four or more wheels, not being in any case a mechanically propelled vehicle;
"invalid carriage" means a vehicle, whether mechanically propelled or not, the unladen weight of which does not exceed 150 kilograms, the width of which does not exceed 0.85 metres and which has been constructed or adapted for use for the carriage of one person, being a person suffering from some physical defect or disability and is used solely by such a person;
"prohibited footpath" means a footpath on which the riding of cycles is prohibited by the Council, as indicated by notices placed at each end of the footpath;
"the stewards committee" has the same meaning as in the Act;
"the Town Moor" has the same meaning as in the Act;
2.(1) No person shall, except in case of emergency or with the consent of the Council or the stewards committee, ride or drive a mechanically propelled vehicle on the Town Moor, except on a road or on any part of the Town Moor where there is a right of way for that class of vehicle.
(2) No person shall, without reasonable excuse or without the consent of the Council or the stewards committee, ride a cycle on the Town Moor, except on a road or footpath which is not a prohibited footpath or on any part of the Town Moor where there is a right of way for cycles.
(3) This byelaw shall not extend to invalid carriages.
3. (1) An act necessary to the proper execution of his duty on the Town Moor by an officer of the Council or an officer of the stewards committee, or any act which is necessary to the proper execution of any contract with the Council, shall not be an offence under these byelaws.
(2) Nothing in or done under any of the provisions of these byelaws shall in any respect prejudice or injuriously affect any public right of way through the Town Moor, or the rights of any person acting legally by virtue of some estate, right or interest in, over or affecting the Town Moor or any part thereof.
4. Any person offending against byelaw 2 shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.
5. The byelaws made by the Lord Mayor, Alderman and Citizens of the City and County of Newcastle upon Tyne on 12th August 1952 and confirmed by one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State on 24th September 1952 relating to the Town Moor are hereby revoked.
Given under the Common Seal to the Council of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne this 12th day of November 1998 in the presence of:
J. Cunningham, Sheriff and Deputy Lord Mayor
Brian T. Scott, Assistant Head of Legal Services
The foregoing byelaws are hereby confirmed by the Secretary of State and shall come into operation on the twenty eight day of February 1999.
Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State
R. G. Evans
Head of Unit, Constitutional and Community Policy Directorate, Home Office, London SW1
29 January 1999