Good Cycling Code
Travelling around by bike doesn’t have to mean cycling amongst
heavy traffic. Quite often you can plan your journey to include
different paths – some of which are just for cyclists, others are
for pedestrians too.
But whatever route you are on, be sure to follow this good
On all routes:
- Please be courteous.
- Always cycle with respect for others using the route and
acknowledge those who give way to you.
On shared-use paths:
- Give way to pedestrians, wheelchair users and horse riders
leaving them plenty of room.
- Fit a bell and use it – don’t surprise people.
When cycling on roads:
- Always follow the
- Be seen – consider wearing high-visibility clothing and a
helmet, fit lights and use them in poor visibility.
- Keep your bike roadworthy.
- Do not cycle on pavements except where designated – pavements
are for pedestrians.
- Use your bell to make your presence known.
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This page was last reviewed 10 January 2014 at 12:55.
The page is next due for review 9 July 2015.