Cycling safety tips provided

With weather getting nicer there will be more people out on their bicycles.

With weather getting nicer there will be more people out on their bicycles.

The Summerland RCMP detachment has some ways cyclists can stay safe around other road users.

Whenever there is an option to be on a bike path, use it. It’s there to give proper spacing from bikes to cars.

If you ride in a group, make sure it’s single file, not two wide.

If you are coming up to an intersection, take your time when getting ready to cross, even if you have the right of way. Some drivers may not see you. Also try to make yourself visible to other road users.

Cyclists should also respect the rules of the road. This includes wearing a helmet. Not only does it keep you safe; it’s also the law.