Respecting all users

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Hear from John and Nigel from Mole Valley Cycle Forum about how we can all protect, respect and enjoy the countryside for people and nature. They’ll be giving some tips on taking extra care whilst cycling in spaces shared with other users.

“Surrey’s countryside is shared between people and nature. It’s important to slow down for other users, let them know you are approaching and be friendly”. 

In this short video taken on Leith Hill, they explain why the Surrey countryside is so good for off road cycling and the importance of sharing the space with other users. They highlight a few tips on being cycle aware including;

  • The countryside is for everyone, when spending time outdoors you will come across other users and animals. Slow down or stop for horses, walkers and livestock when driving or cycling and always give them plenty of room.
  • Check your route and local conditions.
  • Cyclists must give way to walkers and horse riders on bridleways.
  • Let the horse rider or walker know you are approaching.
  • Cyclists and horse riders should respect walkers’ safety, but walkers should also take care not to obstruct or endanger them.

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