Cycling Road Safety

By   /  31/10/2017  /  Comments Off on Cycling Road Safety

At Patcham High we encourage cycling. It is great to see increasing numbers of students using a bicycle to get to and from school. However, some of our cyclist are not riding their bikes safely … putting themselves at risk of serious injury on the roads.


If your child rides a bicycle please can I ask that you help them to stay safe by:

  • Making sure the bike is the right size for your child
  • Teaching your child about roundabouts, traffic lights and pedestrian crossings
  • Making sure your child wears a helmet which fits and is worn correctly, it should not be pushed too far back on the head
  • Ensuing your child wears some high-visibility clothing when cycling
  • Ruining through the following basics of cycling safety:

1.       Look behind before you turn, overtake or stop

2.       Use arm signals before you turn right or left

3.       Obey traffic lights and road signs

4.       Do not ride on the pavement unless there is a sign saying that you can

5.       Do not attempt tricks or stunts (eg: wheelies) when cycling on the road

6.       On busy or narrow roads do not cycle next to another person

7.       When overtaking parked cars, watch out for car doors opening suddenly

8.       Do not listen to a personal stereo while cycling