Birmingham City Council

Cycling - 'Be Safe Be Seen'

Every cyclist knows it is important for them to be seen whilst riding, but a lot of cyclists forget to wear something bright.

Your Bicycle

  • Ensure you have two lights on your bike, a red one on the back and a white one on the front.
  • Reflectors are important so make sure they are fitted to the back of your bike, your pedals and spokes for extra visibility, especially when cycling in the dark


  • Wear something fluorescent to be seen during the day and reflective clothing to be seen at night.
  • You could wear a strip that goes around your middle and over your shoulder that is both reflective and fluorescent you can buy these at cycling shops.
  • Have reflectors stuck to your cycle helmet.
  • Stick reflective material on rucksacks or panniers.

Always wear a well-fitting helmet.

More accidents occur during the winter months than any other time of year. This is due to people not being seen. If you are a cyclist or your children are cyclists ‘Be safe Be Seen!

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For further information contact the Road Safety Education Team on 0121 303 7683.