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.