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Sharing 8 Essential Tips for Cycling On Your Own

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Emily Cooper
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Solo cycling is a great way to connect with the natural world. If you are new to cycling, or if you want some additional tips for cycling on your own, take a look at this guide for eight essential tips before heading out on your next bike ride.

1. Be aware of your surroundings
You are at more of a risk of being involved in an accident when you are alone. Pay attention to real-time traffic conditions, and avoid rush hour traffic.

2. Put on safety gears
Let's start with the essentials, like a safety helmet, cycling shoes and visiable cycling jerseys. Ensure you have reflective gear so that other road users can see your bike clearly and easily. Flashing lights will make your presence more noticeable, too and make it easier for other cyclists to see.

Posted : 21/05/2024 6:00 am
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3. Inspect your bike condition
Always keep in mind that you are sharing the road with other cyclists. You want to avoid having a flat tire or being stranded on the road. It is best to ensure that your bike is in good condition. Check all tires, tubes and gears to make sure they are working properly before heading out on your ride.

4. Plan the Riding routes
If you want, mark out a route on paper or an map app on your phone. If you do not have these, then ensure that you know where all the main roads are before setting out.

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Posted : 23/05/2024 12:43 am
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5. Know traffic laws and cycling signals
Some states require you to wear helmets, and you should know what these laws are. Find out if there are any rules or regulations for riding on the road to avoid fines and penalties. Make sure that you obey traffic signs. Otherwise, you should get bike insurance for any injuries or damage caused by an accident.

Some of the things to remember include having lights when riding at night or in areas with poor visibility, stopping at red lights, giving way to vehicles if they are turning and making sure that your bike is not too loud, as this could potentially cause distractions for other road users.

6. Have an open mind
It is best to be prepared for any situation you might encounter on the road. Some of these include having your bike stolen, being caught in a sudden rain storm and getting injuries. These can be potentially dangerous. Have an open mind and try to enjoy your time while cycling, even if you are alone.

Posted : 24/05/2024 3:22 am