Cycling Code of Conduct

Other road users Carry a bell and use – avoid surprising people Signal your intentions (slowing, passing, turning, etc). Slow […]

Other road users

Carry a bell and use – avoid surprising people

Signal your intentions (slowing, passing, turning, etc).

Slow down when approaching pedestrians and slower riders

Use of paths

Be courteous and patient with pedestrians and other path users who are moving more slowly than you – shared paths are for sharing, not speeding

Only overtake when there is enough room and it is safe to do so, and never move into the path of an oncoming cyclist

Do not ride in group formation on a PSP

Do not join/form groups unless you are trained/experienced

Safety when riding in traffic

Ride at a safe speed that is suitable to the conditions, infrastructure and number of users. This includes slowing down as needed when space is limited or if you cannot see clearly ahead

In dull and dark weather make sure you have lights so you can be seen

Don’t use a mobile phone or earphones while cycling

Be aware of drivers’ blind spot and opening of doors, try for eye contact with car drivers at lights.

Ride a metre from the kerb in a straight line. Avoid weaving in and out of traffic

Be predictable and signal your intentions

Whilst it is legal to ride two abreast on a road, consider riding single file when road infrastructure makes it difficult or dangerous for motorists to pass you.

The law

Obey traffic laws (traffic lights and signs, stop signals, crossing double lines, lack of lights, riding more than two abreast, wear helmet,  etc)

Bunch riding

Be predictable, don’t overlap wheels, maintain a steady pace, communicate, ride within your own limits, join or leave from the rear, no audio devices

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