Cyclists

Categories: Campaigns, Cyclist

The ‘Share the Road’ campaign aims to raise awareness about the safety issues faced by cyclists and to help them stay safer on the roads. Drivers are encouraged to allow plenty of space for cyclists when overtaking and to always look out for them when undertaking manoeuvres and changing lanes.

Visibility is a key issue for cyclists, especially in the autumn and winter months, and the Safer Roads Partnership reminds cyclists that they must always have a front and rear light and a rear reflector on their bicycle. In addition, it is advisable to wear high visibility clothing at night, in fading light and when visibility is reduced due to weather conditions. It is also advisable to refrain from using a personal music device when cycling to ensure you can hear what is going on around you and identify potential hazards (e.g. emergency vehicles approaching).

Cycle training scheme ‘Bikeability’ is delivered in schools via local authorities.