Safety first for those with the cycling bug

NDET 31-8-12 MC 8'Mike Blair with riding partner Julian Dobb, about to join a group of famous riders on a 1600km bicycle journey from Donington Park to the Marco Simoncelli Circuit at Misano, Italy, in memory of the late MotoGP star.

NDET 31-8-12 MC 8'Mike Blair with riding partner Julian Dobb, about to join a group of famous riders on a 1600km bicycle journey from Donington Park to the Marco Simoncelli Circuit at Misano, Italy, in memory of the late MotoGP star.

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IN the wake of the Tour de France and the Olympics, cyclists are being urged to stay safe when riding on the roads.

Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership has issued a series of pointers to anybody who has caught the bug in a bid to keep them safe.

The main advice to riders is to have bicycles serviced regularly, wear fluorescent clothing and helmet that meets the British Standard, take a puncture repair kit on rides and most importantly – assume motorists haven’t seen you.

Partnership chairman Mike Ashworth said: “Cycling is an eco-friendly way to travel and a great way to keep fit – but there are risks involved and bikes are easy for drivers to miss.”

For more information visit www.dft.gov.uk/bikeability.