Pedal power is a fantastically cheap and healthy way to get
around and we are keen to encourage it.
We want cyclists to ride safely in our county keeping
both themselves and pedestrians safe. We also want to help you to
avoid becoming a victim of cycle theft.
Our top tips for cycle safety are:
- Don’t cycle on footpaths or in pedestrian areas or you could
face a £30 fine
- Use cycle paths where available
- Make sure your bike is in good working order and safe to
- Always use bike lights when travelling in the dark or in
conditions of reduced visibility.
- You could register your bike using a third party service to
further protect it such as Bike Register.
Did you know?
The use of lighting and reflectors on bikes is regulated under
Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 and was recently
amended to permit flashing lights on pedal cycles.
Keeping your bike secure
- Invest in a good quality lock for your bicycle – D locks are
the most effective and a worthwhile investment
- Use a lock to secure the bike-stand, wheel rim and frame
together – making it more difficult for a thief to take
- Never leave your bike unlocked in a public place - if you leave
it unattended even for a minute it could be taken
- Find a suitable location to leave and secure your bike – dark
alleys, drain-pipes and posts are all best avoided
- Get your bike security marked by your local
Safer Neighbourhood Team or crime prevention officer. That way
it will be easy to identify your bike if it is found
- Keep your bike indoors overnight or locked securely in a