With a continuing programme of infrastructure improvements for cyclists on our roads, there’s never been a better time to travel by pedal power. Regular cycling, whether recreationally or on the commute, has great health benefits – and there’s nothing quite like being able to say goodbye to unpredictable traffic delays and know with confidence exactly how long your journey will be each day!

Staying safe as a cyclist must be your first priority – so, before you pump those tyres up have a look at the tips and information below.

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Tips for Cyclists

Be aware of what is happening around you.

Look well ahead for any hazards or obstructions.

Always check behind before changing position.

Signal before you turn and let other users know of your intentions ahead of time.

Remember, large vehicles have blind spots.

Avoid riding or waiting in blind spots and overtake on the right hand side if traffic allows.

Move ahead of vehicles to make yourself visible to drivers.

Use the correct road position to keep yourself safe and make yourself more visible.

Road Positions Explained

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Cycling Safety

Before starting out, make sure you are confident of your ability to ride safely on the road, obey the rules of the road and know the highway code.
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Information Cards

Click and print the cycling information posters below. They are ideal for displaying in your school, workplace or wherever you store your bikes at home, to ensure cyclists keep their safety front-of-mind.

Cycling Routes

We have a range of GPX map files (for use on GPS units, such as Garmin, Memory Map or SatMap devices). You can also download these GPX map files onto Applications for Android or iPhones or as PDF maps that you can download and print out. Click here to find out more.

If you would like a printed copy of any of these maps to be posted to you, please contact