Bicycle safety and security

Bike Safety

It is of course up to the individual cyclist to cycle safely. However we support the following principles:

  • Wear a safety helmet
  • Check your bike is in good working order before you leave
  • Plan your route
  • Fit a bell to warn pedestrians and motorists
  • Fit front and rear lights and a good red rear reflector for cycling at night and carry spare batteries
  • Wear reflective clothing after dark
  • Carry a small emergency toolkit.

Visit The Claudia Charter for safer cycling in Oxford website for more information about creating a safer, friendlier, and more collaborative environment on Oxford’s roads.

Visit the Cyclist pages of the Highway Code to see the rules of the road for cyclists.

Bike Security

We suggests the following:

  • Get a good bike lock (D locks or combination locks are best. Look for Sold Secure Ltd. approved locks, or ask for a recommendation at a bike shop)
  • Lock your bike to something secure, ideally a bike rack, but take car not to obstruct the footway
  • Lock up removable parts (for example, wheels) or take them with you (for example, light fittings and seats)
  • Have your bike security-marked or engraved