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Stay safe, mind your distance and consider others

With more of us choosing to walk or cycle, our county networks of off-road paths are busier than ever. Exercise is so important for our health and wellbeing, so we want everyone to be able to enjoy it in safety and comfort.

When out and about this spring, please look out for each other and

  • give each other space a minimum of 2 meters between you and anyone not in your household or bubble
  • take it easy and slow right down when on your bike on a shared path
  • stay left and pass on the right
  • keep your dog on a lead in busy areas
  • stay alert, especially if using headphones or your phone
  • remember that not all disabilities are visible, slow down and give enough warning

As always, please make sure you follow facts and keep yourself up to date with the latest COVID-19 advice, which is available on the County Council website.

Cycling tips

  • use your bell to let people know you are there well in advance, especially at blind corners
  • give others space
  • don't pass at speed
  • at night avoid dazzling others with your lights: dip, dim, don't strobe

Walking and running tips

  • listen for cyclists' bells
  • allow cyclists to pass
  • at night, think about whether you are visible to others

Dog walking tips

  • keep dogs on a short lead or close to heel
  • clean up after your dog
  • at night, use a reflective collar or coat on your dog

Further information

Cycling and walking in Worcestershire

Website: Guidance from British Cycling (opens in a new window) as lockdown measures start to ease