Cyclists are NOT Middle Road Hoggers

This one is more of a given and goes hand in hand with the first point. The Highway Code advises cyclists to stay as close to the kerb as possible, preferably on the left-hand side (following Rule 66). Complying will help keep cyclists visible to drivers but their distance of 0.5 meters from the kerb reduces the chances of being them squeezed into the gutter by passing traffic.

However, cyclists CAN ride in the middle of the road on narrow roadways, empty highways or streets, at road intersections, and in slower-moving traffic.

It’s also worth noting that cyclists have a responsibility to reduce danger to pedestrians and give way when turning at junctions, just like a car would.

So there you have it, some key points from the revised Highway Code that all cyclists should bear in mind when out on the road. Now that we know what the revised edition of the Highway Code means for cyclists, let’s look at how we can improve our experience and stay safe while our motoring friends get used to the changes.

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