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Cycle safety

As a result of the Bank Holiday on Monday August 26, there will be some changes to services and facility opening hours. Please visit the Bank Holiday opening arrangements webpage for full details.

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.

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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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