Cycle Safety

Road & Cycle Safety

The District has a diverse range of urban and rural cycling routes. From the thrills of fast and furious mountain bike trails through challenging terrains to gentle, low impact trails for beginners and family groups.

Your brain is not only just the most important part of your body, but it is also the most vulnerable part. If you are not 10 years old yet, it is very dangerous to ride your bicycle on the road without having an adult riding along to show and to look out for you.

When cycling on the road, you must consider the safety of yourself and the safety of other road users. There are many things you can do to help keep yourself, and others, safe.

The good practice and, in some cases, the law says that you have to:

  • Wear an approved safety helmet when you are on your bicycle;
  • Have good brakes on the front and back wheels;
  • Use of good hand signals to allow other road users what you are going to do;
  • Stop and look before you ride onto the road;
  • Walk your bike if the road feels too busy, or if you need to cross a busy intersection;
  • Be seen by wearing bright colours and/or reflector strips or vest;
  • Have a bicycle that have a red or yellow reflector at the back of the bike, facing backwards, and have yellow pedal reflectors;
  • Have a bicycle that has a steady red or yellow light at the rear, or a flashing red light that can be seen at night from at least 100 metres, and a steady white light at the front of your bike that can be seen at night from a distance of 100 metres.

Last updated: 23 Jun 2020