The Velomobile rider said that his Velomobile didnt have a back brake as it was ineffective with the weight distribution. I queried this as bikes are required to have 2 (I thought independent) brakes, he pointed out it was a trike so it still had two wheels braking, which satisfied me enough for the time.
I have since had an email from him including this un-sourced bit of information.
“ If the highest part of the 'seating area' of a bicycle or tricycle cannot be raised above 635mm from the road surface, the minimum requirement falls to just one efficient braking system.”
I have been corrected a few times on this forum for spreading mis-information about the law of the land, does this quote come from our statute books or elsewhere?
The rider also thinks that this means the Velo would still be legal with just one front wheel being braked!