As the clocks turn back this weekend, Mayor Dan Norris is encouraging cyclists to ‘brighten up’ by making sure their bikes are fitted with lights before they get back in the saddle.

British Summer Time will officially end at 2am this Sunday, 29th October.

That might mean an extra hour in bed, but it also means earlier mornings and darker evenings for locals on the school run, or when they’re commuting.

With the looming winter darkness round the corner, Norris says it is more important than ever to remind riders of the importance of hopping on two wheels with care, and brightening up to stay safe.

He is encouraging all residents to make sure lights are attached to their bike before heading off to work and elsewhere, and that the batteries are fresh and charged.

Mayor Norris said: "I always enjoy the extra hour in bed that signals winter is here. But with that comes shorter days - and that means more journeys by bike made in pitch black.

“I encourage everyone to brighten up, and pedal with care!”

The Mayor is also urging all drivers to be especially aware and considerate of cyclists now winter is here, as well WESTscoot and WESTbike riders and motorcyclists, and to give them plenty of space to manoeuvre safely, and especially when overtaking.