• Ensure that your bike is road worthy and in good working order. It is always worth carrying out some pre-ride checks
  • Carry refreshments, a mobile phone or enough money for a phone call and a tool kit/puncture repair kit and pump
  • Wear a suitable cycle helmet
  • Wear bright or, preferably, fluorescent/reflective clothing, carry lights and waterproofs
  • Always follow the Highway Code and ride considerately. Be aware of other road users including drivers, walkers and horse riders
  • Take into account road and surface conditions. Look out for potholes and roadside drainage gullies and ride accordingly
  • Take care especially when at junctions, turning right, going down steep hills, and never undertake HGVs

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