Pre-pedal tips

Here are a few pointers to help you make the most of the Bike & Go service...

  • Check bike availability before you arrive at your destination station
  • Perform our recommended bike pre-checks to ensure it is roadworthy and to check the video on how the lock works
  • Always lock up your bike when not in use and attach it to a fixed object such as a bike rack or lamp-post, using both of the integrated locks
  • Report abandoned or damaged cycles by contacting us
  • Return your bike to any Bike & Go station within 72 hours. Bikes cost £3.80 per day (for each 24-hour period)

Safety first

Before you set off, there are a few things you need to consider to make sure you’re safe on the road.

Be safe:

  • Consider wearing a helmet
  • Don’t use mobile phones or earphones while cycling
  • Only overtake if it’s safe to do so
  • Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Use cycle lanes wherever possible
  • Don’t carry passengers or heavy items
  • Pay attention to other road users
  • Always abide by the Highway Code

Be seen:

  • Use appropriate hand signals when turning
  • Wear bright clothes during the day
  • Wear reflective clothes at night
  • Ensure the automatic pedal operated dynamo lights are working
  • Make eye contact with drivers where possible
  • Wait in front of other vehicles at traffic lights
  • Don’t weave in and out of parked or moving vehicles
  • Avoid passing large vehicles on the left