Cyclists could be forced to abide by 20mph speed limits and face penalty points or fines under a shake-up of road laws.
Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, said he wanted to close a loophole that allowed cyclists to break speed limits and even overtake cars in low-speed zones that are spreading across Britain.
Department for Transport officials acknowledge that such a regime of sanctions would require cyclists to have number plates or some other form of identifiable marking for enforcement purposes.
But then also think of the control this will give the State. So, obviously, it’ll happen.