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Safe cycling

Top cycling tips

  • Use lights and consider wearing bright or reflective clothing, especially in towns, at night and in bad weather.
  • Cycling is a year round activity so follow our cycling in winter tips.
  • Never cycle along the inside of large vehicles, such as lorries and buses, especially at junctions, where most accidents happen.
  • Consider a bike camera so you can submit footage to the Police’s Operation Snap if you witness driving offences such as dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention and careless driving

*In 2014 the road minister confirmed that cyclists are permitted to ride on the pavement, as long as they do so considerately