These are government helpfull hints on how to ride safe on a bicycle in London,WHAT ABOUT ABIDE BY THE HIGHWAY CODE!
Prepare your bike
Ensure tyres are well inflated, the saddle height is adjusted, the brakes are working properly and you have lights if cycling after dark.
Know your route
Driving is very different to cycling - you may want to practise part before committing to the whole route.
Watch out for HGVs
Beware of cycling alongside an HGV - especially on the left - even if they are not indicating.
Many fatalities involve cyclists and HGVs - the classic crash being a cycle going down the inside of a lorry at lights or roundabouts.
Keep your distance
When approaching an HGV always maintain a clear, safe distance and assume you cannot be seen.
It’s better to look like a Christmas tree with lights, reflectors and a bright-yellow tabard than to be ignored, especially by pedestrians, who may not hear you.
Wear a helmet
Purists say motorists are less tolerant of cyclists with helmets but an uncomfortably close pass is better than risking a head injury.
Your employer may offer help.