Before using Co Bikes, take a minute to familiarise yourself with our bikes and read our hints and tips to help keep you safe on the roads and be a responsible, considerate rider.
Your Co Bike
Do’s and don’ts
|Consider wearing a helmet and, ideally, bright clothing during the day and reflective clothing or accessories at night||Use a mobile phone or earphones whilst cycling or cycle under the influence of alcohol or drugs|
|Be aware of blind spots, especially around large vehicles. If in doubt, hang back until it’s safe to pass.||Get too close to parked cars in case of doors opening suddenly|
|Wait in front of other vehicles at traffic lights by using the advanced stop line for cyclists||Cycle on the pavement or the wrong way up one-way streets (unless marked for cyclists)|
|Cycle assertively and take up as much space on the road as you need to feel safe||Cycle in the gutter, especially if the road is narrow, as this could encourage dangerous overtaking|
|Watch out for other vehicles and pedestrians and always show your intentions by giving clear hand signals||Ride through red traffic lights – you could be fined £50|