Cyclists urged to “Be Seen and Be Safe”

Gary Duncan of Duncans Cycles, Community Wardens Ian Kennedy and Cathy Ramsey, Theresa Ritchie of the Buchan Community Safety Group and Demi-Li Gartshore with a variety of bike lights and the personal alarms
Gary Duncan of Duncans Cycles, Community Wardens Ian Kennedy and Cathy Ramsey, Theresa Ritchie of the Buchan Community Safety Group and Demi-Li Gartshore with a variety of bike lights and the personal alarms

The Buchan Community Safety Group and Peterhead Community Wardens are asking cyclists to “Be Seen and Be Safe” as the nights draw in.

Their appeal has been backed by Gary Duncan of Duncan’s Cycles.

Community Warden Ian Kennedy said: “As the nights are getting darker we cannot stress the importance of lights on bikes.

“It is so important to have them on at this time of year, not just at night but during the day if there is poor weather.

“It’s just like having a car, you would put its lights on and bikes are no different.”

Ian added: “We would also advise cyclists to wear bright clothing as it can help motorists see you from a distance.”

Duncan’s Cycles on Erroll Street is currently offering free lights with all new bikes purchased at the shop until the end of December.

For those concerned with personal safety when walking around town in the dark, a range of alarms are available to buy from the reception of Buchan House.

They are priced at £2.50 for small alarms and £3.50 for large alarms.