Cyclists – brighten up, be safe and be seen!

October 19th, 2014

It’s been a great year for cycling in Nottingham. The clocks go back on Sunday 26 October and your journeys are going to get darker – but this doesn’t have to put you off cycling. You just have to be prepared!

Our top tips for safe winter cycling:

1) The more visible you are the safer you are. Wear bright or fluorescent clothes in the day and reflective garments at night to reflect headlights.
2) Bike lights must be used when riding on campus, public roads, cycle paths or public places between sunset and sunrise or in conditions of seriously reduced visibility during the day.
3) Make sure you have a white front light, a red rear light and reflector, pedal reflectors (or ankle reflectors) and check your brakes are working well.
4) If you don’t have lights, you can pick them up from the Students Union shop for only £8.
5) For more information on winter cycling visit the Brighten up website or contact

Cycling in winter can be very enjoyable but you have to be prepared. So it’s time to embrace the changing seasons, brighten up, be seen and stay safe!

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