- Give your bike a regular checkup, especially if you’ve had it for years.
- Be seen: you must wear a high vis jacket (or sash) in tunnels and on country roads after sunset.
- Always wear your helmet.
- Make sure your front and rear lights are working.
- Put out your arm to give advance warning of your intention to change position and before you do anything, make sure there are no vehicles coming up behind you.
- Don’t use headphones or your mobile phone handsfree kit: you need all your concentration on the road
- Obey the road signs: stop at traffic lights and don’t ride on the wrong side of the road.
- If you are cycling in a group, always go in single file.
- You’ve got a bell: use it to let pedestrians know you’re there. Don’t ride on footpaths. If you
have to, then get off and push your bike.
- If there are cycle paths use them. It’s your safety that’s at stake and the rules of the road say you must.
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