How to use our Cycle safety: make it simple handlebar fliers

Use our handlebar flyers to get the word out about cycle safety in your area
A Cycle safety: make it simple handlebar flyer attached to bicycle
A Cycle safety: make it simple handlebar flyer attached to bicycle

How to use our Cycle safety: make it simple handlebar fliers

Support our "Cycle safety: make it simple" campaign by engaging local cyclists with our handlebar flyers.

Prompted by the Government's cycle and pedestrian safety review, Cycling UK has launched our Cycle safety: make it simple campaign to tell the Government what needs to be done to make cycling safer in the UK. We need as many respondents as possible to contact the Department for Transport via our campaign action to add weight to the recommendations made in our consultation response (which is due to be published shortly, while the executive summary can be found in the form of the Cycle safety: make it simple report.)

If you are passionate about safe cycling, please take whatever time you can - be it just 5 minutes or a whole hour - to print off our handlebar flyers and distribute them to local cyclists, for example by attaching them to bicycles at train stations or town centers. However, remember that we have only until 1st June before the consultation closes! Once you've attached the flyers, please do take some photos and share on Facebook or Twitter, tagging Cycling UK and using the campaign hashtag #whywouldntyou.

Please follow the simple steps below to print off your handlebar flyers and get them ready to use. 

1. Download the pdf of the flyer.

2. Open the pdf and print the flyer, ideally two-sided and in colour. If you print two sided, you will need to select “long side bind” under two-sided settings to ensure that the flyer matches up on each side (this will usually be the default setting).If you don't have a two-sided printer, you will need to print p1 of the flyers and then put the paper back in the printer and print p2. 


 make it simple handlebar flyer
The front of the flyer, as printed


 make it simple handlebar flyer
The rear of the flyer, as printed. Make sure the arrows match up on each side of the paper and if printing two-sided select "long edge bind" on your printer settings

 

3. Cut out the outline of the flyer, around the arrow which will be used to attach the flyer to handlebars.


Cutting out the flyer
Cut out the flyer


 make it simple handlebar flyer, once cut out
The front of the cut out flyer


 make it simple handlebar flyer, once cut out
The rear of the cut out flyer

 

4. To make the slot for the arrow, fold the flyer along the white rectangle at the opposite end arrow.


Cut out along the white box
To complete the handlebar flyer, cut out along the white box.


Fold along the white box to cut out a slot,, allowing you to cut a hole for the arrow
Fold along the white box to cut out a slot, but keep the edges of the flyer intact

5. Cut along the fold to create a long strip for the arrow to enter, leaving about 1-2cm of paper on either end of the hole.


Cut along the fold, but keep the edges intact to create a hole
Cut along the fold, but keep the edges intact to create a hole


You should be left with a thin slot for the arrow of the flyer to hook into
You should be left with a thin slot for the arrow of the flyer to hook into

 

6. Insert the arrow into the hole to attach the flyer to a bicycle handlebar or frame.


The flyer's now ready to use! Hook to handlebars, frames or bike racks to spread the word.
The flyer's now ready to use! Hook to handlebars, frames or bike racks to spread the word.

 

7. Take a photo of the flyers once attached to bicycles and share the photo on social media, tag Cycling UK and use the hashtag #whywouldntyou.


 make it simple handlebar flyer attached to bicycle
Tweet or share a photo of the flyer on social media and tag Cycling UK!

Thank you for your support!

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