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Roadworthy Bike?

September 25th, 2017

Recent national media has followed a tragic event involving a
cyclist and a pedestrian. 

We just wanted to take a moment to highlight the importance of
staying familiar with the Highway Code and the rules which are set out to help
keep everyone safe. 

The Highway Code states that every pedal
cycle must have efficient brakes. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/rules-for-cyclists-59-to-82

In addition
to Annex 1: “You and your bicycle”.

Of course, all road users are personally
responsible for making sure that their knowledge of The Highway Code is up to
date and that they use the road network in a safe and responsible manner. 

Although cycling is generally a safe
activity, there are a number of collisions between cyclists and motorists each
year. 

The Highway Code contains a section entitled “road users requiring
extra care” which aims to educate and remind drivers of the needs of more
vulnerable road users such as cyclists: https://www.gov.uk/road-users-requiring-extra-
care-204-to-225