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  • Good Egg Guide to Family Cycling
  • Good Egg Guide to Family Cycling
  • Good Egg Guide to Family Cycling
  • Good Egg Guide to Family Cycling
  • Good Egg Guide to Family Cycling
  • Good Egg Guide to Family Cycling

Stay safe! Stay back!

When cycling near large vehicles, consider driver blind spots and avoid becoming trapped on the inside of lorries that are about to turn left.

Staying Safe

Staying safe

Safety concerned?

Some people are put off from cycling for reasons of safety, however, research by the British Medical Association shows that the health benefits of cycling far outweigh the risks. By following the common sense tips in The Good Egg Guide to Cycling for Families it is easy to stay safe.

Things to consider...

Plan your route Be aware of other road users
Give yourself space Know the rules
Cycle with confidence If wearing a helmet, ensure it's fitted properly
Wearing contrasting colours  
Reflective accessories such as ankle bands  

Worried about traffic?

If you're to make cycling part of your daily life, do so on your own terms. Begin slowly and gradually build your level of confidence in your own time. If you're concerned about cycling on busy roads, plan a route on cycle paths or quieter roads. It's also important to go at your own pace, especially if you're just starting out or cycling with your children. Don't put pressure on yourself to cycle if you aren't comfortable.

Did you know?

On UK roads in 2010:*

  • 3 billion vehicle miles were travelled on bikes - 1% of all vehicle miles taken on roads
  • Males cycled more miles on average (66 miles per person) than females (19 miles per person)
  • Cycling is now statistically safer than it was in 1950

*Source: parliament.uk

For further information visit: www.gov.uk/highway-code

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