Safe Cycling

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

Before you cycle

  1. Check and adjust seat height Release the clamp on the seat post, raise or lower to your preferred height and re-tighten clamp
  2. Check tyres Push each tyre hard against a kerb. If you can flatten it, it needs air. Turn the wheels slowly to look for any cuts, bulges or bubbles
  3. Test brakes Give each wheel a spin to check it doesn’t catch against brake pads
  4. Inspect the chain, pedals, lights and frame for any additional damage. If you find any, report it via the nextbike app or contact us.

Do’s and don’ts

Do’s 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

To rent, download the nextbike app