‘Light up your bike’

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 November 2013

Cyclists warned to stay safe on the roads.

Cyclists warned to stay safe on the roads.

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CYCLISTS are being warned to install lights on their bikes as the evenings become darker.

Avon and Somerset police are running events to encourage people to stay safe on the roads and to provide tips on reducing bike crime.

Sgt Mark Raby from Nailsea Police Station said: “It’s so important that all cyclists have lights on their bikes. So many accidents involving bikes happen because they are invisible to motorists in the dark.

“They wear dark clothing, with no reflectives, and don’t have lights on their cycles. It’s so dangerous.

“We also encourage people to wear helmets. If the worst happens and you are knocked or fall off your bike, it’s a good idea to protect your head.”

The team will be in Nailsea precinct on November 30 selling bicycle helmets priced £8-10, locks and offering security marking for £8.

Cyclists are also advised to invest in a heavy duty lock.


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