Cycle safety and security

London cyclists survival guide

  • be seen - wear something bright, use lights and make eye contact with other road users
  • protect yourself - wear a helmet and other appropriate clothing
  • get trained - we offer free cycle training
  • never position yourself between the left of a large vehicle and the kerb - especially at junctions

Lorries and HGVs have significant blind spots where cyclists are invisible. Read The London Cycling Campaign's advice on cycling near lorries to find out more about avoiding this hazard.

Securing your bike

The TfL website has advice on protecting your bike from theft.