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Cycle safety

Use these tips to make a safety poster you can be proud of.
Plan a session with this activity

You will need

  • Big pieces of paper
  • Coloured pens or pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Craft materials (for example, tissue paper, pipe cleaners, stickers)
  1. Explain to the group that you’re going to explore cycle safety and then create posters to share with local businesses, schools and libraries, to raise awareness about cycling safely.
  2. Discuss the ‘Cycle safety tips’ below with the group and hand them out.
  3. Think of two things you want the audience to know, and why they should be interested in those tips.
  4. Design your poster, thinking about who you want to aim it at and where you want to display it – at your school, at a library, or in a local bike shop?
  5. The most important picture or words should be at the top centre.
  6. Make the message short and sharp.
  7. Draw a picture that makes your point clear and speaks to the audience.
  8. Once you’ve created your first draft, take a few minutes to check:
    • Are the words too long?
    • Is there too much information cluttering the page?
  1. Share your poster with someone else in your section and see if they think it will grab people’s attention and get the message across.


This activity needed everyone to share what they know about cycling safety with others. Posters are a great way to share a message. Why does everything think posters are popular for communicating ideas and information? People might suggest that they are simple, striking and easy to make.



Supervise young people appropriately when they’re using scissors. Store all sharp objects securely, out of the reach of young people

Glue and solvents

Supervise young people appropriately when they’re using glue and solvent products. Make sure there’s plenty of ventilation. Be aware of any medical conditions which could be affected by glue or solvent use and make adjustments as needed.

All activities must be safely managed. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.