Cycling is great fun and should be enjoyed so here are a few basis common-sense tips to get you started:
- consider wearing clothing that will make you more visible to other road users.
- consider wearing a helmet. It’s not a legal requirement but your head is quite important.
- use lights as soon as it starts to get dark, in rain and if it’s foggy.
- pick quieter routes. Cycling down the A38 is never a good idea.
- obey the same road-rules that you would in a car.
- ride a few feet away from the curb. Too close and cars might try and squeeze past when it’s not safe.
- assume people have seen you, ride past junctions slowly.
- try and beat world speed records. Other road users won’t expect a cyclist to be doing 35mph!