Cycling - 'Be Safe Be Seen'
Every cyclist knows it is important for them to be seen whilst riding, but a lot of cyclists forget to wear something bright.
- Ensure you have two lights on your bike, a red one on the back and a white one on the front.
- Reflectors are important so make sure they are fitted to the back of your bike, your pedals and spokes for extra visibility, especially when cycling in the dark
- Wear something fluorescent to be seen during the day and reflective clothing to be seen at night.
- You could wear a strip that goes around your middle and over your shoulder that is both reflective and fluorescent you can buy these at cycling shops.
- Have reflectors stuck to your cycle helmet.
- Stick reflective material on rucksacks or panniers.
Always wear a well-fitting helmet.
More accidents occur during the winter months than any other time of year. This is due to people not being seen. If you are a cyclist or your children are cyclists ‘Be safe Be Seen!
For more information on safer cycling visit www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk