Police in Wisbech have issued safety advice for cyclists after late-shift officers noticed an increase in riders travelling in dark clothing and without lights or a helmet.

While they have been stopping and speaking to cyclists when possible, the force has also reminded people of the Highway Code.

"As the days are getting shorter and it is getting darker earlier, it is important that you make sure that you’re taking precautions to protect yourself from being harmed whilst out on the roads," said a Cambridgeshire Constabulary spokesperson.

"In the Highway Code, it is stated that all bikes must have white front and red rear lights.

"Your bike must also have a red rear reflector and amber pedal reflectors.

"When riding your bike at night, make sure that you are wearing some form of reflective clothing – whether that be a high-vis jacket or even reflective tape on your helmet.

"It is important to ensure that you are always following traffic rules and avoid riding in blind spots – making you visible to road users at all time."

You can find further guidance on how to stay safe as a cyclist via https://orlo.uk/7c4qB