This is an interesting article and suggests just why the UK approach to improving road safety through the use of speed cameras has been so ineffective - as most of us know from our road experience, SMIDSY is the biggest worry and this applies to motorcycling as much as it does to cycling:
This is an interesting piece in the Guardian. I think it's wrong personally. If you ask me, speed cameras were phased in to the UK on a large scale as a way of raising revenue in fines and tackling road safety. They're being phased out because they failed. More cost efficient ways of directly tackling road safety by addressing bad driving were ignored. But anyway, here's the link and say what you think:
I see that a lad on in-line skates was clocked at 50mph in Sussex in an area where the limit is, I believe, 30mph. Sussex Safety Partnerships has said it is aware of the incident but will not be taking action as the speed limits are for motor vehicles. So where does this leave cyclists? Does it mean that unless a speed limit is specifically set for cyclists as well as motor vehicles, cyclists can ride as fast as they like? If that's the case, then I reckon some cyclists who have already been stopped might like to challenge any charges.