Good Cycling Guide
At Pedal Power we believe in safe and respectful cycling. Here is how we can all make cycling fun, safe and enjoyable for all...
Letting people know you are approaching is important. Use your bell before you reach people, giving them time to react. If they don't move wait for a safe time to pass. Maybe they didn't hear you or are unable to move out of the way. So be patient and take your time.
Keeping to the left allows for people to pass you on the other side easily. In shared spaces without markings keeping to one side can help avoid issues.
Some rules are meant to be followed
When on the road cyclists have to comply with the high way code, stopping at red lights, complying with all signs and following the same rules as cars. This is for your safety as well as other road users.
Don't be hasty
Many areas have speed limits even for bikes! So check your speed and think about slowing down, especially in shared spaces.
Sharing is Caring
Whether sharing a road or a path, thinking about other users is important. Avoiding conflict and ensuring safety is our primary concern at Pedal Power and so we ask all to follow our Good Cycling Guide
Up and Over
Bridges can be points of conflict. If you can dismount when going over or try slowing down and giving way if possible to pedestrians
When passing people leave plenty of room and think about how fast you are going, a bike speeding by can be a shock.
Not everyone is an olympian. Try not to judge other cyclists. Be patient passing slower cyclists and pedestrians. You will still get to where you want to go.
Protect it, don't lose it.
You only get one brain, and while they are not complusory to ride with us, helmets save lives.
Ride sensibly - wheelies might look cool but facial injuries don't.