It is compulsory for you to:
- Wear an approved safety standard bike helmet
- Keep as far left as practical
- Ride no more than two abreast
- Ride in single file when passing other vehicles (including parked vehicles) or impeding traffic behind you
- Use hand signals to indicate your intentions
- Obey all road rules
It is compulsory for your bike to have:
- Rear facing red light that is visible from a distance of 100 metres.
- Good brakes on the front and back wheels.
When cycling at night or when visibility is poor, cycles must have the following:
- One or more steady or flashing rear-facing lights that can be seen at night from a distance of 100 metres.
- One or two white or yellow headlights that can be seen at night from a distance of 100 metres. Only one of the headlights may flash.
Be aware of:
- Cars pulling out of driveways or parking spaces
- Hazards like parked cars, potholes, glass, litter and strong wind
- Opening car doors
- Other riders around you
Download the NZTA Factsheet – Cycles: Road rules and equipment