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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 cycling Ahead 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
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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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