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Safe Riding - Do's and Don'ts


  • Consider wearing a helmet
  • Wear bright or fluorescent clothing during the day
  • Wear reflective clothing and use lights at night and in poor visibility
  • Fit a bell
  • Ride in single file on narrow or busy roads


  • Ride under the influence of drink or drugs
  • Carry anything that will affect your balance or may become tangled in your wheels or chain
  • Ride close behind another vehicle
  • Ride on the pavement unless signs show it is a shared cycle and pedestrian route

On Cycleways


  • Be considerate of other users, especially pedestrians
  • When riding on a shared path, keep to your side
  • Do not ride too fast near pedestrians


  • When walking on a shared path, keep to your side
  • Be aware that cyclists may approach quietly
  • Please keep young children and dogs under control for their own safety
  • Keep to the footway where this is separate from the cycleway system

Useful Contacts

Cycling in Eastleigh

Eric Reed - Cycling Officer
Tel: 023 8068 8233
Website: www.eastleigh.gov.uk/cycling

Cycling in Hampshire - Hampshire County Council

Tel: 0845 603 5633
Website: www.hants.gov.uk/cycling

Online Journey Planner - Transport Direct

Website: www.transportdirect.info/

Cycle Training

Cyclewise Southampton - Dilys Gartside
Tel: 023 8077 7472
Website: www.cyclewisesouthampton.co.uk

Hampshire Cycle Training - John Buckley
Tel: 07963 237619
Website: www.hampshirecycletraining.org.uk

Bike Maintenance

Rideride Cycle Workshop - Tim Baker
Tel: 023 8070 2232
Website: www.rideride.co.uk

CTC - the Cyclist Touring Club

Tel: 0844 736 8450
Website: www.southhampshirectc.org.uk

Sustrans - the sustainable transport charity

Tel. 0845 113 00 65
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk

Southampton Cycling Campaign

Website: www.southamptoncyclingcampaign.org.uk