Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Cycling Safety

Cycling is a great sport, it's perfect to get you fit, lost weight, and a great hobby for pleasure and enjoyment. Unfortunately there are dangers to cycling. Cyclist casualties have risen in recent years as the amount of cycling has increased.  Did you know every year 17000 cyclists get killed or injured in reported road accidents?

Some Important Safety Precautions When Cycling

  • Wear a helmet - this protects your head if you fall off your bike or are involved in an accident.
  • Wear sunglasses as these can help prevent any debris like dust or insects getting into your eyes as well as prevent any glare in the sun or snow.
  • Wear bright reflective clothing as this can help you be seen in dark conditions. If motorists can see you then they are less likely to knock you off your bike. 
  • Lights and reflectors are important to alert other road users to your presence.
  • Padded gloves will make it more comfortable for you and give protection to your hands.

Cycling is fun and great for fitness, take precautions and ensure you cycle in safety too. 

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  1. It's always great to share safety tips. I wish I was brave enough to cycle in London but I can't even being to imagine doing it. I think I'll stick with exercise bikes :P

    1. Many people do cycle in London, I would be unsure myself.

  2. Brilliant post! I remember when I was at school doing my cycling proficiency test, it was so important to me at the time.

    1. It is a brilliant skill to learn how to ride a bike. I was sad when I learnt of the deaths in London. It's easy to wear a helmet and reflective clothing and so important too.

  3. I wish all cyclists could see this! We're constantly seeing them with no helmets, no lights and wearing dark clothes! I think if you're riding a bike on the roads you should at least have to pass a safety test for the basics of safety on the road. xx

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    1. Yes I agree. I remember doing a cycling proficiency test when I was in school. The government should bring a more modern up to date one for adults.


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