Video guide: Road positioning and tackling junctions

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Video guide: Road positioning and tackling junctions

Cycling UK has produced a series of easily accessible video guides on maintenance and road safety. In this guide, we cover basic road positioning and how to tackle junctions safely.

Did you know more than 70% of collisions involving a bike happen at, or near, a junction? 

That's why we've produced a video guide to take you through the most common types of junction and how to negotiate them safely.


How to tackle junctions

You should position yourself at least an arm's length away from the kerb - although when cycling past parked car's keep an arm's length away from the vehicles in case a car unexpectedly opens in your path.

And when approaching an obstruction or narrowing in the road, take a more central position and always check over your right shoulder before moving to check it is safe to do so. 


The video covers how to tackle junctions safely

What this video covers: 

  • Passing simple junctions
  • Turning right from a major to a minor road
  • Turning left from a major to a minor road
  • Turning left from a minor to a major road
  • Turning right from a major to a minor road

Junctions made simple

This video has been produced as a series of five instructional guides covering road positioning and bike maintenance. We've also put together five written guides, designed to be downloaded on your phone for reference, covering the M-check, puncture repair, brake and gear adjustments, the essential tools you need and repairing a broken chain.

 

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