Safety On The Route
The following are some advisory notes to enhance your safety while cycling.
- Your bike should be the right size for you, and the saddle and handlebars should be adjusted to the right height for your body. As a rule of thumb, your legs should not be fully extended when you are pedaling, and your feet should be able to reach the ground with ease when you are stopping.
- Make sure your brakes are in good condition.
- Wear a cycle helmet.
- Remember, the Rules of the Road apply.
- Obey traffic signs - red lights mean stop for cyclists as well!
- Always be alert to what’s happening around you.
- Always service your bike regularly.
- Passing parked cars: When cycling alongside parked cars or passing a parked car, signal in advance, check for traffic approaching from behind, move out when it is safe to do so, and when possible pass at least 1 meter away from the cars in case a door opens suddenly.
On The Route Remember
- When cycling please take other road users into consideration
- Stewards and officials are there for your safety. Please follow their instructions
- Clear hand signals are vital whenever pulling in / out or turning
- Never cross a junction without first checking for traffic.
- Draughting off a cyclist in front of you is fine just not too close and take your turn.
- Please try to keep a steady line. Cyclists that constantly swerve in and out are a menace.
- Once we have left the “Controlled Cycling Zone”, cycle no more than two abreast.