Cyclists are urged to light up their bikes

As the dark autumnal mornings and evenings close in, Northumbria Police have issued safety advice to cyclists.

Thursday, 4th October 2018, 10:50 am
News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

Fears for their safety had been raised by a Berwick Advertiser reader worried that some cyclists were putting themselves at risk because they could not be seen by drivers.

He was particularly concerned about a cyclist regularly using the A1 south of Berwick.

Neighbourhood Sergeant for Berwick, Alan Bogle, said: “We want everyone who uses our region’s roads to feel safe – especially as the darker nights start to set in.

“It’s now a legal requirement for cyclists to have lights and reflectors fitted if they’re travelling on a public road after dark.”

He added: “Staying visible on the roads during the winter months is really important and we would encourage all cyclists to take note so they can continue to cycle safely.”