Safe Cycling - nextbike


Cycling Do's


Be aware of blind spots around large vehicles - it's often safer to hang back

​Watch out for other vehicles and pedestrians and show your intentions by always giving clear hand signals

Make yourself seen by wearing bright clothing in the day, and reflective clothing or accessories at night 

​Consider wearing a helmet

Wait in front of other vehicles at traffic lights by using the advanced stop line for cyclists, if there is one

Cycling Dont's

Do not ride through red traffic lights - you may be fined £50

Do not cycle on the pavement or the wrong way up one-way streets (unless clearly marked for cyclists)

Do not get too close to parked cars - beware of car doors opening suddenly

Do not use a mobile phone or earphones while cycling

Do not ride a bike when under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Do not cycle in the gutter - if the road is narrow, it may be safer to ride towards the middle of the lane to prevent dangerous overtaking


For more information on cycling safely, visit Cycling Scotland here.