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Confident Cycling

Sharing the road tips

Cycling is a fun and exciting way to get around Marlborough

Here are a few simple tips to stay safe when sharing the road:

  • Be seen - wear high visibility or brightly coloured clothing and use lights
  • Be Aware - watch for car doors opening, potholes, rubbish, grates, and pedestrians and always check for left turning vehicles
  • Be predictable - make eye contact with other road users, maintain a straight line and don’t pass on the left hand side
  • Be confident - use hand signals and a bell and ride at least 1 metre from parked cars; use the cycle or traffic lane
  • Be safe - follow the road rules and choose the safest route
  • Be patient - slow down near parked or lined up vehicles; pass slowly and only when safe
  • Be prepared - wear an approved helmet and check your bike regularly: brakes, tyres, chain, lights, and reflectors