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10. Non-traffic hazards

Bad surfaces
Drains and manholes
Level crossings
Camber
Slippery surfaces
Pedestrians
Other cyclists
Dogs
Horses
Insects
Fumes
Tiredness
Alcohol and drugs
State of mind

11. Cycling in town

Choosing routes
Traffic-jamming and filtering
One-way streets
Shopping streets
Bus lanes
Traffic calming

Width restrictions
Road humps and cushions
Surface treatments
Environmental areas

12. Cycling in the country

Choosing routes
Narrow lanes
Bends on country roads
Hill climbing
Descending hills
Long hills
Farms
Vegetation
Cattle grids
Fords
Ferries
Off-road routes

Riding rough tracks

Long rides

13. Cycle paths and other facilities

Cycle tracks

Cycle tracks and similar paths away from roads
Road-side cycle tracks
Shared-use footways

Cycle lanes

With-flow lanes
Contra-flow lanes

Flank lanes
Exemptions
Cycle routes
Off-road cycle trails
Road crossings

14. Cycling at night and in all weathers

Cycling at night
Wind
Rain
Thunderstorms
Snow, ice and cold weather
Fog and mist
Sun

Part III: Wider horizons

15. Carrying children and goods

Children

Child trailers
Child seats
Tandems and trailer-cycles

Dogs and other pets
Commuting
Shopping
Touring
Specialist equipment
Riding with a trailer
Delivering newspapers

16. Tandems, tricycles and recumbents

Tandems

Riding together

The roles of pilot and stoker
Gaining proficiency
Differences in riding technique
Riding with a visually-impaired stoker
Tandems with children

Tricycles

Learning to ride a tricycle

Recumbent cycles

Riding a recumbent

17. Cycling more often, more widely

Cycling with others
Riding in a group

How close?
Riding along
Road and traffic hazards

Riding with a group of children

Manoeuvring and junctions

Cycling for sport and adventure
The national cycling organisations
Web resources

Contents

Introduction   Read this now

Cycling for health, enjoyment and you

How Cyclecraft can help you to cycle well

Bikeability: The National Cycle Training Standard

For whom Cyclecraft is intended

Part I: Before you ride

1. Getting started

Borrowing a bike

Cycle training courses and the National Standard
Where to ride
A structured approach

2. Advice to parents

The early years

Riding with your children

Growing up

3. A safe and efficient bike

Which type of bike?

Cycles for women

Cycles for children

The parts of a cycle

Frame

Saddle and handlebar

Brakes

Gears

Transmission

Headset

Wheels

Tyres

Routine maintenance check list

4. What else do you need?

What to wear
Toe clips and clipless pedals
Being seen

Visibility aids
Lights
Reflectors

Helmets

Buying and fitting a helmet

Bells, horns and sirens
Mirrors
Eye protection
Highway Code
Insurance

II: Cycling with skill and confidence

5. Basic cycling skills

Mounting and dismounting
Holding the handlebar
Stopping and braking
Starting to move
Balance and steering
Pedalling
More about braking
Turning
U-turns
Avoiding obstacles
Using gears
Cadence and sprint speed
Looking behind

Control with one hand
Signalling
Listening
Collision avoidance techniques
Being prepared

6. Sharing the roads

Attitude
Judgement

7. Riding along

Starting off
Stopping
On the move
Observation and anticipation
Positioning

The standard riding positions
Exceptions to the advice on positioning

Cycle lanes
Forward clearance

8. Everyday manoeuvres

Signalling in traffic
Overtaking
Being overtaken
Passing side roads

Side roads crossed by cycle lanes

Turning left off a major road
Going ahead at junctions
Turning right off a major road
Leaving minor roads
No-priority junctions
Traffic signals

Advanced stop lines

Roundabouts

Roadworks and diversions
Taking the wrong route

9. Busier roads and faster traffic

Negotiation
Complex right turns
Roundabouts

General considerations
Single-lane roundabouts
Multi-lane roundabouts
Mini-roundabouts
Multiple roundabouts

Gyratories
Slip roads
Free-flow lanes and merges
Diverges
Deceleration lanes

 

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