A Conversation for UK Roundabouts: A Cyclist's Guide

Be visible

Post 1


"As a cyclist, the most important thing is to be visible — this means wearing high visibility clothing [...]"

I agree that in the night you must use lights to be visible, and that reflectors also help, but in the daytime what is actually required is to be larger than a medium-sized concrete block.

Drivers are very good at avoiding these. Most drivers also manage to avoid kittens and small dogs, and even bottles and paper bags.

Being a recumbent bike rider, I am constantly reminded by friends of the danger of my low profile. On the contrary, the unusual look of my bike means I am noticed much more than I was in my upright days.

Be visible

Post 2


That is true. I've seen people swerve for much smaller things than me.

Having only encountered one recumbent bike as a driver, I certainly took more notice because it was unusual. smiley - smiley

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