Cycling safety tips

  • Wear an approved helmet and bright clothing to make you more visible.
  • Even on the quiet gravel roads it is important to keep to the left as vehicles can be encountered unexpectedly on bends.
  • Cycle in single file on busy roads, and particularly adjacent to unbroken double lines and any winding road with poor visibility.
  • Riding two abreast is allowed on quieter stretches. You must not ride more than 1.5m apart.
  • Carry a tool kit with spare tube and pump.
  • Make sure you take plenty of water with you.
  • Wear gloves to protect your hands.
  • Don't forget the sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Be careful on gravel surfaces, by not braking or turning suddenly.
  • Gravel roads may have pot holes, scours, waterholes, corrugations, loose or slippery surfaces, so ride to the conditions.