Highway code for cyclists is published

Highway code for cyclists is published
6 June 2016

The AA have decided to publish a dedicated highway code for cyclists. Of course, there's already a Highway Code that applies to cyclists.

In addition to that, there's also a load of drivers who foam at the mouth at the very mention of cyclists in comments on the internet, who obviously know best and are backed up by anecdotal evidence of people having their entire skeletons broken by a wayward bike.

And then, there's everyone else who is reasonable, or both a cyclist and drives a car.

Anyway, contentious nonsense out of the way, the AA's code contains all the relevant cycling bits from the standard Highway Code, as well as advice on maintaining bicycles so they stay safe, and the full syllabus for the national Bikeability cycle training scheme.

Chris Boardman, champion Olympic cyclist, Tour De France commentator, and policy adviser to British Cycling said: "The bicycle is such a simple tool, but one which can improve your health, reduce congestion and make our towns and cities more liveable."

"British Cycling welcomes the AA Cyclist's Highway Code as it should encourage new cyclists and help parents get their children into cycling."

Edmund King, the AA's president, said cyclists and drivers were "often the same people", adding: "The Highway Code is important whether you are on two wheels or four."

"As a keen cyclist and father of three cycling children, I would urge you to check out this book. Today more than one fifth of AA members regularly cycle and this guide will encourage a new generation to join them."

Keep an eye out for it if you're interested. It is called 'The AA Cyclist's Highway Code' and it'll cost you £4.99.

Or you can get it for £4.08 here.

TOPICS:   Travel   Motoring

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