Cycling is a great alternative to the car. It’s healthy, fun and it helps the environment.

The Facts

  • 888 cyclists were injured on the roads in Scotland in 2014.
  • Most accidents occurred on built up roads.

Most accidents occur on built up roads.

Things to consider

Cycling has lots of benefits. Here’s how to stay safe on the road:

  • Be aware of other road users.
  • Be seen. Wear appropriate clothing and ensure you bike has the right reflectors and lights.
  • Follow the Highway Code. Don’t jump red lights and don’t cycle on the pavement unless it’s a designated cycle path.
  • A properly fitted helmet may protect your head if you do have an accident.

Cycle Safer

Cycling Scotland provides training and information to help improve cyclists' safety.