As the evenings draw in this autumn, cyclists are reminded to make sure they are seen by other road users.
The Safer New Forest Partnership reminds cyclists to switch on their bike lights, even in late afternoon and always in bad weather.
New Forest District Council Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities, Cllr Jill Cleary said: “If you’re cycling and haven’t already got lights fitted to your bike, please invest in a set and remember, the law intends you to stay safe.”
She added: “Please wear a helmet and reflective clothing too, and make sure you have a bell - they could all save your life. Think ‘Can I be seen and heard?’ before you start cycling on the roads.”
Think about keeping safe on the road with this handy checklist from the Safer New Forest Partnership:
Two bike security products are now available at New Forest District Council information offices at Appletree Court, Lyndhurst; Lymington Town Hall; Hythe; Ringwood Gateway; Fordingbridge, New Milton and Totton.
In addition, the Safer New Forest Partnership supports the Immobilise website www.immobilise.com where you can register your bikes and other property for free. The police then use this information to reunite stolen or lost property with its rightful owner.