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Highway Code For Cyclists Published

The AA has created a Highway Code specifically for cyclists, in what it believes is the first such guide of its kind.

 

According to the Mirror, the book contains a range of useful information, including excerpts from the Highway Code that are relevant to cyclists. There are also sections about bike maintenance, buying bikes and the syllabus of the national Bikeability cycle training programme.

 

Cycling has grown in popularity as a sport and with driving becoming ever more expensive, a growing number of people are using two wheels instead of four to get from A to B.

 

Making sure you have appropriate clothing to cycle in is all part of the process when you start riding a bike regularly, including investing in high-vis jackets to ensure you’re always visible to motorists and other road users.

 

Speaking to the Mirror, Olympic gold medal winner and policy adviser to British Cycling Chris Boardman said that his organisation welcomes the document because it should “encourage new cyclists and help parents get their children into cycling”.

 

He also noted that the bike is “such a simple tool, but one that can improve your health, reduce congestion and make our towns and cities more liveable”.

 

This isn’t the only cycling safety project to emerge recently though. BT and See.Sense have revealed that they’re teaming up for a pilot project in Manchester, where cyclists can make use of connected and sensor-equipped bike lights that are designed to record information about the environment around them.

 

 

Using the Internet of Things, the lights transmit data about everything from light levels to the quality of the road surface, thereby allowing city planners and safety officials to make valuable improvements to the city’s cycle network and road system. 

Written by Ad Rank One at 22/08/2017

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