Confidence and safety on the road

Cycling with confidence and with an awareness of other road users can make a significant difference to how safe you will be on the road. If you are new to cycling it is a good idea to plan your route in advance. Start on quieter roads and take your time: if you are cycling somewhere that will be busy during the week, then try it out at a weekend to familiarise yourself with the route first.

You should ride assertively, placing yourself on the road so that other road users can see you. Signal your intentions clearly to other road users: this will enable them to predict your movements and take these into account.