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Cycling Badge Part 2. Highway Code Stopping Distances Road Signs Dark/Wet weather safety Helmets. Weather - Dark. Put lights on your bike Highway code says you need a white front light, red rear light and a red rear reflector. It also says they must flash between 1 and 4 times per second.

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Cycling badge part 2

Cycling Badge Part 2

Highway Code

Stopping Distances

Road Signs

Dark/Wet weather safety

Helmets


Weather dark

Weather - Dark

  • Put lights on your bike

  • Highway code says you need a white front light, red rear light and a red rear reflector.

  • It also says they must flash between 1 and 4 times per second.

  • The more lights, the better

  • Wear reflective clothing and brighter colours


Weather wet

Weather - Wet

  • Wrap up warm – when you are wet, you lose heat a lot quicker

  • Wear a waterproof

  • Fit fenders to your bike to reduce spray from the road.

  • Use lights in the rain

  • Avoid large puddles

  • Most importantly, slow down and plan ahead


Car s topping distances

Car Stopping Distances

  • Stopping requires friction

  • Wet roads have less friction

  • Tyres can float on top of water, called aquaplaning, increasing stopping distance

  • Drivers should slow down in wet weather


Car stopping distances

Car stopping Distances

  • In wet weather, these stopping distances will double. On Ice they are ten times greater


Helmets

Helmets

  • Protect your head if you fall off your bike

  • Made from polystyrene with a shell on top

  • Different designs for different uses i.e. racing

  • You should always wear a helmet while cycling.


Road signs

Road Signs

  • Circular signs give orders

    • Blue circular signs tell you what you must do

    • Red circular signs tell you what you must not do

  • Triangular signs give warnings

  • Rectangular signs give information

    No cyclingAhead Only


Cyclist road signs

Cyclist Road Signs

  • Here are four signs that a cyclist should know

    Route to be used

    by pedal cycles only

    Cycle Route

    Ahead

    Shared pedal cycle and

    pedestrian route

    Recommended Route

    For cycles


Highway code

Highway Code

  • 24 Rules for Cyclists

  • First rules related to clothing and lighting

  • You must not cycle on the pavement

  • You must obey all traffic signs and laws

  • You should be aware of all around you

  • Ride in single file on narrow or busy roads

  • Considering walking with your bike to avoid roundabouts


Highway code1

Highway Code

  • Do not cycle across pedestrian crossings unless the green light shows a bicycle (Toucan crossing), otherwise walk it across.

  • It is advised to make sure your bike is well maintained and fits you.

  • Ensure your brakes are good

  • Fit a bell


Cycling badge part 2

Quiz

Here’s a quick little quiz to see if you’ve been paying attention!!


Question 1

Question 1

  • Which is the correct combination of lights on a bike for cycling at night?

    • White front, red rear, red rear reflector

    • Red front, white rear reflector, red rear

    • Red reflector front, white and red on rear

A

B

C


Question 2

Question 2

  • Why do you need to wear a waterproof when cycling in the rain?

    • To keep warm

    • You lose more heat when wet

    • To look cool

A

B

C


Question 3

Question 3

  • Why do cars take longer to stop on wet roads?

    • Less friction

    • They don’t

    • More friction

A

B

C


Question 4

Question 4

  • What is a helmet generally made from?

    • Polyethylene

    • Polycarbonate

    • Polystyrene

A

B

C


Question 5

Question 5

  • What does this sign mean?

    • Cyclists only

    • No Cycling

    • Walk with bike

A

B

C


Question 6

Question 6

  • What does a triangle sign do?

    • Give instructions

    • Give Warnings

    • Give Information

A

B

C


Question 7

Question 7

  • How many highway code rules are there for cyclists?

    • 23

    • 25

    • 24

A

B

C


Question 8

Question 8

  • Can you cycle on pavements?

    • Yes

    • No

    • Sometimes

A

B

C


Question 9

Question 9

  • Can you cycle over a toucan crossing?

    • Yes

    • No

    • Maybe

A

B

C


Question 10

Question 10

  • Do you need to wear a helmet?

    • Yes

    • No

    • Maybe

A

B

C


Question 11

Question 11

  • Why do you need to wear a helmet?

    • To look cool

    • To protect your head

    • You don’t need to

A

B

C


Question 12

Question 12

  • Which of the following should you not do when cycling in the wet?

    • Slow down

    • Ride through deep puddles

    • Look ahead

A

B

C


Wrong

Wrong

Wrong!

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Correct

Correct

Correct!

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Well done

Well done!

You’ve passed the Theory side of the cycling badge

Next step is to plan and do a 40km bike ride. We will do this after New Year.


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