Thanks for the legality information i didnt know it was actually illegal.
No disrespect to you Steve but, quite frankly, I never cease to be amazed at the number of 'fixie' riders who allege they didn't know it was illegal not to have a front brake. I don't suppose the situation is enhanced by the sale of brakeless BMX bikes which get through the legal loophole by being sold 'only for use on a BMX/stunt park' - and these have a freewheel too! Doubly illegal if used on the road. Seriously, if you have an accident on the road and don't have a legal front brake/fixed wheel or 2 brakes/freewheel and injury/damage is caused to another party to the accident, then potentially no insurance company will cover you, the injured person will take you to the cleaners and the police will probably prosecute.
Today is the yesterday of tomorrow.