Placing your bike in the road

Wheel your bike carefully to the left side of the road, where you have good visibility, near the kerb. When it is safe put your bike in the road. If you are cycling in a country where the traffic is on the opposite side of the road, you would go to the right side of the road to set off.

2 o'clock position

When safe, apply your brakes so your bike doesn’t move and then sit on your bike. Keep your left foot on the pavement and kick your right pedal up so that it is in line with the front part of the frame of your bike called the downtube.

Cyclist ready to go - looking around

The traffic from behind has ‘right of way’. This means you must wait until it is safe before cycling away. Before setting off, look all around and when it’s safe push down on the pedal and cycle away.

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