THE NEW cycle lanes would be very useful - if cyclists used them.

Some cyclists still ride on the road even if the cycle lanes are right next to the road.

Cyclists also need to have some common sense and make sure they are actually visible to motorists.

Far too many wear black clothing from head to foot and ride black cycles with no lights, making them extremely difficult to see when riding between strong sunlight and shadow.

Many have no lights, no visibility vest, do not indicate clearly or in good time - and then wonder why they are at risk of being involved in an accident.

An arm dangling at your side with one finger stuck out does not count as a signal.

With winter approaching it is essential for cyclists to ensure their safety by making themselves as visible as possible.

Anne Harvey

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