Commute Smart: How to position yourself on the road when cycling

Cyclescheme, 01.06.2017

Commute Smart: How to position yourself on the road when cycling

Whether you’re a dedicated cycle commuter or cycling to work for the first time; brushing up on cycling best practice is always a great idea. And thanks to British Cycling, this is easier than ever to do. 

British Cycling has created the ‘Commute Smart’ series; a collection of short videos that tackle common commuter questions and provide handy advice for staying safe on two wheels.

The road positioning a cyclist takes is always a diverse subject - particularly for non-cycling road users! Consequently it can sometimes be difficult for new cyclists to get practical and legal advice. In their latest video British Cycling provide a handy 6-point guide to road positioning when you’re on two wheels. This includes guidance on when best to adopt the ‘default’ and ‘taking the lane’ positions, the importance of eye contact and how to cycle with a companion. Watch the video below for straightforward advice to help you on your next cycle commute. 

At Cyclescheme, our mission is to create cyclists. That’s why we bring you the best cycling advice and know-how so you’re equipped with the knowledge needed to cycle with confidence, and ultimately, to cycle safely.

Look out for the next video in the British Cycling ‘Commute Smart’ series, coming soon to the Cyclescheme blog. 


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