Arbroath Police issue warning to cyclists

Arbroath cyclists are being told to take more care after a spate of complaints from local residents.

The reports included cyclists riding inconsiderately and erratically and Police say they are receiving them much too frequently. 

Younger riders are said to be riding without protection and without lights when visibility is low, hugely increasing the chances of them being involved in a serious cycling accident.

Arbroath cyclists are being told to take more care after a spate of complaints from local residents.

The reports included cyclists riding inconsiderately and erratically and Police say they are receiving them much too frequently. 

Younger riders are said to be riding without protection and without lights when visibility is low, hugely increasing the chances of them being involved in a serious cycling accident.

Inspector Grant Edward, head of the road policing unit said: “We have received reports of young people putting themselves at very real risk of serious injury or even death, as a result of their erratic cycling behavior on the area’s roads network.

“These cyclists are a safety danger not only to themselves, but also to other road users. I urge our young cyclists to take heed of our public safety concerns and ride safely and responsibly”

Police are advising cyclists to invest in bright coloured florescent clothing and to regularly check tyre pressure, lights and reflectors.