For safe rides in urban traffic, we recommend you observe the following tips for safe cycling:
- A helmet is mandatory only for people under the age of 18, but we recommend wearing a helmet whenever possible
- Respect the traffic rules on the roads
- EVieBikes are equipped with safety features – front and brake lights, bell, etc.
- If you aren’t sure how to solve a situation, you can always dismount from the bike and solve the situation as a pedestrian
Stop at red lights – Not only safer, it’s the law and could save you a fine.
Ride with the traffic – Ride on the left in the same direction as other vehicles.
Stay away from parked cars – Try to keep a door’s width away in case the door opens suddenly. Ride in a straight line past parked cars rather than dodging between them.
Stay back from Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and buses – Lorries and other large vehicles might not be able to see you clearly, so stay well back behind them.
Use hand signals – Use appropriate hand signals to indicate that you’re turning left or right.
Do not assume drivers and other riders will stop for you.
Always pay attention – Stay focused on what’s going on around you so you can see what other road users might do.
No phones or devices – Don’t use a mobile phone or earphones.
Don’t pavement cycle – Don’t cycle on the pavement or up a one-way street (unless clearly marked for cyclists).
Wear bright clothes – Stay safe by wearing bright clothes during the day and reflective clothing/accessories at night.
Night Lights – Make sure the lights work after dark. You could be fined £70 if they are not working. It is your responsibility to check.