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Tips for Cyclists

  • Obey the road rules, including traffic signals, and respect other road users.
  • Indicate your intentions - use hand signals and make eye contact with drivers.
  • Make yourself visible to other road users.
  • Make sure your bike is roadworthy.
  • Be predictable, courteous and alert to other road users.
  • Always wear a bicycle helmet.
  • Use lights in low light conditions.
  • Choose the safest cycling route, not necessarily the fastest.
  • Don’t ride in the gutter.
  • Wear reflective clothing at night.
  • Practice bike-handling skills in a safe environment before riding on the road.
  • Start road riding with experienced cyclists.
  • Attend workshops to improve bike skills and road safety knowledge.


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