Safe cycling!

The HSE Unit will be running a cycling safety campaign at the entrances to CERN's restaurants on 14, 15 and 16 May. Pop along to see if they can persuade you to get back in the saddle!


With summer on its way, you might feel like getting your bike out of winter storage. Well, the HSE Unit has come up with some original ideas to remind you of some of the most basic safety rules.

This year, the prevention campaign will be focussing on three themes: "Cyclists and their equipment", "The bicycle on the road", and "Other road users". This is an opportunity to think about the condition of your bike as well as how you ride it.

From 14 to 16 May, representatives of the Swiss Office of Accident Prevention and the Touring Club Suisse will join members of the HSE Unit at the entrances to CERN's restaurants to give you advice on safe cycling (see box).

They will also be organising three activity stands where you can test your knowledge of road safety, see how your riding is affected by alcohol and understand the importance of helmets in the event of violent impact. There are also prizes to be won!

And if you're really keen, why not sign up for the "Bike to Work" initiative which will take place in June? For everyone else, don't forget that cycling is a great way to fill your daily exercise quota, just the ticket for the "Move! & Eat better" campaign which the CERN Medical Service will be launching in June. So get on your bikes and ride!

Come and try out the activities at the cycling safety stand from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on:
-          14 May at the entrance to Restaurant 2,
-          15 May at the entrance to Restaurant 1,
-          and 16 May at the entrance to Restaurant  3.
To ensure you get priority at 10.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m. or 2.00 p.m., sign up in advance by sending an e-mail to


by Anaïs Schaeffer