The capital has become increasingly crowded, so it’s important that you keep your bike safe and reliable.
Here are some tips for using your bike for the best possible commute.
The most popular route is the one that gets you the most people to work or school.
Be on the look-out for cyclists using the wrong route.
Don’t forget to check if a bike is being ridden in a busy area.
Don´t forget to turn your lights off.
Don`t forget about the safety signs around the city.
Remember to wear your helmet.
Remember that it is illegal to use a bike to cross the road.
If you have a spare bike, don’t buy a new one.
The number of bike lanes in London is dwindling and this could be a cause for concern.
Bike racks in busy areas can make your commute much longer.
If the weather is bad, ride on the bus or train.
Make sure you have enough space in your bag for a drink.
Be aware of traffic signals in London.
Make a point of walking in the middle of the day.
Make your commute less stressful by wearing your helmet and walking a bike.
Take a long, safe and efficient route every day.
Avoid busy areas where there are pedestrians or cyclists.
Remember you can find the nearest bus stop by following the road signs.
Be careful if you are travelling through a cycle lane.
If your route takes you into or out of an area where there is a high number of cars, make sure you are following the rules for cyclists.
Always wear a helmet.
If there is traffic on the road, avoid using the bicycle lane.
If possible, avoid crossing busy intersections.
Be alert if you see an unattended vehicle.
Avoid using the cycle path when there is more than one lane.
Do not park your bike on the side of a road when there are multiple parking spaces.
If an empty bike box is available, keep it out of sight and out of the way.
Use caution when cycling on a bridge.
If it is raining, don´t wear a rain jacket.
Don�t take your bike out of your pocket.
Be respectful of other cyclists, especially those who are travelling slower.
Donât leave empty plastic bags at the front of your vehicle.
If a cyclist is approaching you, hold the handlebars with both hands.
If someone approaches you, ask them to move their hands away from the handlebar.
If people are riding a bike that is a different colour from yours, make a point to tell them that it has been repaired.
When passing other cyclists or people using a cycle path, avoid making eye contact.
When using a bike lane, donât stop when it is safe to do so. 38.
Always use the bicycle path as a safe route for pedestrians.
Remember when riding a cycle that you are responsible for your own actions.
Remember not to stop on the street when a pedestrian has just crossed the road or when a cycle is being overtaken.
If cycling is a leisure activity, be aware that pedestrians can sometimes be on the move.
Always be aware of other road users.
Do NOT stop on pavements, paths or other busy areas for the purpose of using a bicycle.
Keep your bike properly parked.
Avoid leaving empty plastic garbage bags behind.
Donít leave your bike unattended at a busy junction.
Don t leave empty shopping bags at home.
When driving, always use the lane closest to you.
Remember, it is legal to cycle on a bicycle path.
If at all possible, cycle in the centre of the road when overtaking a pedestrian.
Avoid parking your bike at a junction.
Use the lane you have to cross.
Be prepared for unexpected traffic conditions.
Take your eyes off the road at all times.
Donît forget your helmet when crossing the road on a cycle.
Always take your eyes out of any car that has not stopped and is in motion.
Remember it is against the law to cross busy roads while wearing a helmet or cycling in the cycle lane or when you are approaching a cycle or pedestrian.
Don use the cycle track if you have limited space.
Donôt drive at night.
If using a bus, always keep your head above the wheel.
If riding a bicycle, always wear your bicycle helmet.
Wear your seat belt.
Remember your brakes.
Wear appropriate safety equipment when cycling in London, especially if you do