Cycling Safely

‘Happy cycling is safe cycling’… Or so the Amsterdam Bike Instructor says. As a cyclist, it is important for you to know the tips and tricks to keep you, and others around you, safe on the road.

Charlie’s Cycle Safety Video

Some St Andrews students decided to make a funny, light-hearted cycle safety video.

The description is as follows: “Watch Charlie’s travails as he tries to meet up with his hot new date this St Andrews Freshers’ Week.”

Click on this link to check it out.

Handy Tips in Fun Diagrams

Not quite sure about the road rules in the UK? Let our little Lego figures help you on your way. Click on the image below to read the text 🙂

Copies of the British Highway Code are available to loan from the University Library. The link can be found here.


There was a spate of bicycle thefts across the University in 2016-17. This is a gentle reminder to all cyclists to ensure the frame of your bicycle is locked to an immovable object (ideally a metal bicycle loop) with a lock rated by the ‘Sold Secure’ scheme of 5 or higher. Staff and students are now able to purchase discounted D-locks from the University’s Online Shop, to be picked up from designated locations across campus. Show your Online Shop receipt to office staff at DRAFP, ABH, Sallies and/or Transition. The link to the Online Shop can be found here.

Bike Light Campaign

When cycling in the dark, it is essential to put lights on your bike. In the United Kingdom, we place a white light on the front of the bike and a red light for the rear. It is against the law to cycle at night without lights.

Want to find out where to buy bike lights in St Andrews? This handy infographic will help.

Want a free high-visibility jacket and/or flashing reflective armbands? Just pop into the main Transition office, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. We have plenty to give away 🙂