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Cyclists urged to stay safe
5:00pm Friday 12th October 2012 in News
POLICE are urging cyclists to stay safe as the nights start to draw in.
Nearly one third of cycling fatalities occur when it is dark, say police.
PC Daniel Reynolds, of Cheshire Police, said: "There has been a huge increase in the popularity of cycling following on from the Olympics, and with this legacy in mind, we want to ensure that people are enjoying the sport safely.
"We are therefore looking to work with cyclists and educate them about the dangers of riding at night or in poor visibility without lights."
Legally, cyclists must have white front and red rear lights lit when using their bike at night or in poor visibility, in addition to a red rear reflector and amber pedal reflectors.
Police also recommended that cyclists wear light-coloured or fluorescent clothing which helps other road users to see them.
For more information on bike safety go to cheshire.police.uk.