Cycling safely: It is safe to cycle on roads but here’s how you can be safer

Cycling is a very safe activity, but feeling confident with the best practise for cycling safely can be empowering for getting out and turning the pedals.

Cycling safely
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The first thing to remember is that cycling is not a dangerous activity. Statistics from the Department of Transportation show that, per billion miles travelled, more pedestrians are killed than cyclists - and we wouldn't consider walking a dangerous activity.

But fear of road traffic is still a major deterrent for a number of people when it comes to cycling, even if the objective risk is quite low. A greater understanding of how to stay safe while cycling is empowering and can provide that confidence boost to go out and enjoy all the benefits cycling brings. And there are a lot.

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