1. More often than not, pedestrians have the right of way, so keep a healthy distance from anyone on foot and avoid cutting them off. Even if they're crossing a bike lane, you still need to stop for them.
2. Speed limits exist for cyclists, too. Designated bike lanes still require you to travel slower than 20kph (12.5mph), so don't be zooming down them like you're training for the Tour de France.
3. Watch out for cars if you're riding on the road; you never know how closely (or not) they're paying attention to you. Stay in the lane closest to the pavement and ride toward the side, following the flow of traffic.
4. Make sure others on the road know if you're turning by going slowly rather than making sharp or sudden movements — nothing ruins a holiday like a cycling collision.
5. If you stop somewhere, lock your bike up, and lock it up well, weaving the chain through the wheels and securing as much of it as possible. Tying a bicycle to a tree, bench, traffic light or rubbish bin is not allowed, so seek out a designated bike rack before you grab your coffee or check out that statue.
6. If you're cycling in a pedestrian area, such as on a pavement or through a square, keep your speed under 10kph (6mph).
7. If you're in a busy area, your best bet is to get off your bike and walk it until you can safely ride around again. There's nothing more annoying than someone attempting to pedal through a crowd.
8. Pay attention to traffic signals when you're riding on roads or in bake lanes in busy areas. They're easy to overlook when you're cruising around, but they do, of course, apply to bikes. So keep your eye out for them — really, it's for your own good.