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Road safety for cyclists


Bikes for hire in London

More and more people are using bikes to commute to work or university. Cycling is a cheap way to travel and a good way to get fit. But it can also be dangerous. Join Jen and Neil as they discuss ways to be safer on the roads.

This week's question:

A record number of bikes were hired on one day during the London Olympic Games in 2012. But how many times were bikes borrowed on this day? Was it:

a) 15,000

b) 31,000

c) 47,000

Find out the answer at the end of the programme.


Road safety for cyclists

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to commute

to travel to work

a folding bike

a bicycle which can be made smaller so that it can be carried

heavy traffic

lots of vehicles on a road


cars, buses, lorries and taxis

helmet cameras

small cameras attached to a protective hat worn by cyclists


something which has been filmed


a way of protecting you financially if you have an accident

peace of mind

a feeling of being calm or not being worried

The Highway Code

a set of rules that drivers and cyclists must follow

fluorescent clothing

bright, reflective clothes



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