1. Ellie says:

    Great tips! Have to share this!

  2. Thanks for the cycling tips Hayley – I always pretend I’m a car and never text or do anything silly!

    • Break The Loop says:

      That’s so true! Drivers tend to treat you so much better when you’re confident about doing so… Good luck! x

  3. Sophie Kay says:

    Agreed! Having been knocked off my bike by a car when I was 18 I’m now super careful when I ride on the roads. I behave like a car when I’m cycling so that drivers have no choice but to give me the space.

    • Break The Loop says:

      Absolute best way! Sorry you got knocked off and well done for getting your confidence back! I imagine it’s not easy! Good luck! x

  4. Lucy Edwards says:

    Great tips there! I love Liv and their ethos of getting more women riding.

  5. Natasha says:

    Super super post & so glad people are talking more about this. As you know I have had two accidents on my bike, 1 terribly bad caused by a driver opening door. My helmet saved me! It is imperative to wear one. But as you may know my helmet was damaged In the process. Could do with a new one (wink, wink)

  6. Laura Dryden says:

    Great post and tips that every cyclist should read – I deffo should keep in mind the one about not riding so close to the kerb – im very nervous of the cars getting so close when I go further out! Getting more used to it now i’m bike commuting on the Brommie!

    • Break The Loop says:

      Thanks love! Yeah that’s a biggie, 9 times out of 10 they’ll give you more space but there’s always that one idiot! xx

  7. Tara says:

    Such great tips! I’m more a recreational rider than a city rider- mainly as cycling on road scares me, but these are so good for all novices xx

    • Break The Loop says:

      I don’t blame you! It’s not so bad when you get going though, I struggle more with a lack of direction! Ha! xx

  8. Christina says:

    Great article and tips on staying safe! It’s hard to get a balance of cycling to protect yourself and being dangerous yourself especially when commuting in heavy traffic. I also had an accident earlier in the year along a cycle path, so it’s always good to ride just as safely and vigilantly when not on the roads, thanks again xx

  9. Lucy says:

    Safety always comes first!

    • Break The Loop says:

      Yep, things can happen in a split second, it’s so important to be prepared and aware! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Cat says:

    Great advice, lots of stylist fluro kit around now to help be seen.

    • Break The Loop says:

      You’re so right! I didn’t mention high viz-kit cause it’s mentioned in pretty much every other cycling safety post out there but it’s such an important one! (I struggle because I love all black kit!)

  11. steph karis says:

    I’m also still learning the commuting rope, always worried if I take up the centre of a lane that the motorists will get angry. However I do it more and more now, especially at busy London junctions!!!

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