Cheshire Police warn cyclists to be safe and seen

Cheshire Police are advising cyclists to be safe and seen as the dark winter nights draw in. 

Statistics have revealed that nearly one third of cyclist fatalities occur during the hours of darkness between 6pm and midnight. 

Officers have therefore reminded cyclists about the importance of being visible while out riding on the roads.

Cheshire Police are advising cyclists to be safe and seen as the dark winter nights draw in. 

Statistics have revealed that nearly one third of cyclist fatalities occur during the hours of darkness between 6pm and midnight. 

Officers have therefore reminded cyclists about the importance of being visible while out riding on the roads.

“There has been a surge in the popularity of cycling following on from the London 2012 Olympics, and with this legacy in mind, we want to ensure that people are enjoying the sport safely,” said a spokesperson from The Force.

“We are therefore looking to work with cyclists and educate them about the dangers of riding at night or in poor visibility without lights.”

Legally, cyclists must have white front and red rear lights lit when using their bike at night or in poor visibility, in addition to a red rear reflector and amber pedal reflectors.

It is also recommended that cyclists wear light-coloured or fluorescent clothing which will help to make them more visible to other road users.

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