More and more of our students are cycling around the city, so here is some advice to help you stay safe and secure on our roads.
- Take out insurance to cover your cycle.
- You can get high quality discounted locks from the University’s Cycle Hut.
- Ride positively, decisively and well clear of the curb – look and signal to show drivers what you plan to do and make eye contact where possible so you know drivers have seen you.
- Avoid riding up the inside of large vehicles, like lorries or buses, where you might not be seen.
- Always use lights after dark or when visibility is poor.
- Wearing light coloured or reflective clothing during the day and reflective clothing and/or accessories in the dark increases your visibility.
- Follow the Highway Code including observing ‘stop’ and ‘give way’ signs and traffic lights.
- Wear a correctly fitted cycle helmet, which is securely fastened and conforms to current regulations.
Advice on preventing cycle theft
- Always lock your cycle, even if you are just leaving it for a few minutes.
- Avoid isolated places - leave your cycle where it can be seen.
- Invest in a good lock.
- Lock your bike to an immovable object whether you’re at home or a University - there are plenty of cycle racks around campus.
- Secure removable parts.
- Mark your cycle with Smartwater or a UV pen so it can be identified.