HEREFORD has come out as the 'best city for cyclist' following a report by a cycle to work provider.

Electric Bike Access (EBA) carried out a study looking at the rainfall, temperature and cycling incidents data of UK cities to determine which cities have tougher wintry commutes and advise cyclists on how best to prepare.

Hereford was found to be the best city for cyclists ahead of Plymouth and Swansea.

London topped the list for the highest number of injuries and fatalities.

The worst city for cyclists when factoring in for weather was Leeds.

Edward Pegram, commercial partnerships manager at EBA, said: “Winter can be a rough time for cyclists whether you’re commuting to work or cycling for exercise.

"Nevertheless, there are ways to protect yourself and your bike to make it an enjoyable experience.

"Most important during the short days and long nights is visibility. "We recommend always having a light for your bike that functions in day and night as the weather can change at any given moment.

"This also extends to your clothing. High-vis and reflective jackets will keep you and other road users safe and alert.”

For more advice on winter-proofing your cycling journey, visit the EBA blog: