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Cycle safety

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Residents in Leicester and its outlying areas, including Birstall, Thurmaston and Wanlip in Charnwood, are to be asked to continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks, and non-essential shops will be closed. More information - including frequently asked questions and a postcode checker - can be found at www.charnwood.gov.uk/restrictions.

It's importnant to keep yourself and your bike safe when you're on the road, see our advice below.

  • Make sure others can see you
  • Lights and bright clothing at night
  • Ride carefully and responsibly
  • Get a bell to warn others of your presence

Remember - older people may have sight or hearing difficulties - don’t assume that they have seen or heard you.

For up to date information and advice, follow us on Twitter @SaferCharnwood

Cycle theft prevention

  • Record and register your bike
  • Keep a note of your bike’s frame number, it could help to identify it if it is stolen
  • The frame number is often located under the crank shaft
  • Ideally, use two secure-rated locks for maximum security when locking your bike
  • If using two locks secure both of them to each wheel and the frame.
  • If using one lock secure it the wheel and the frame
  • Always lock the frame to a solid object such as a bike stand
  • When buying a lock look out for the security rating, 1-10, 10 offers the most security
  • Remove all your bike accessories every time you leave it unattended
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