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  • Good Egg Guide to Family Cycling
  • Good Egg Guide to Family Cycling
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Consider taking out specialist insurance. While it isn't a legal obligation for cyclists to be insured, it is highly advisable to take out cover. Many cycling organisations offer insurance when you join up.

It's also worth checking your home insurance to see if you can be covered if your bike is stolen.

Cycling and the Law

Cycling and the law

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions about cycling and the law. It is against the law for cyclists to:

  • Go through a red light at pedestrian crossings and traffic lights.
  • Cycle on the pavement – unless there's a sign showing that part of the footpath is a designated cycle path or it is designated as shared use. This law also applies to children of all ages.
  • Cycle the wrong way up a one-way street – unless there is a contra-flow lane, with a sign showing that cyclists are allowed to do so.

Lights and reflectors

By law, at all times you must have a red rear reflector and pedal reflectors – front and back on each pedal. If you use your bike at night or in poor light, by law you must fit a white front light and red rear light (flashing, constant, or combination).

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