Although the cycling includes numerous health advantages and lots of fun, but it can turn anytime into a dangerous thing unless you can save yourself from the inappropriateness of roads. The roads are never fully safe for cyclists as there can have other heavy vehicles. A professional or skilled rider may know how to overcome the limitless inappropriateness by allowing many things on the ride. But a beginner never knows what he/she should allow to stay completely safe on the road. In this article we will try to highlight some common and additional things that can provide you an absolute safe journey even on the long time of ride.
Wear All Safety Accessories
Before coming on the street with your bike make sure you have weared all cycling safety accessories including the helmet, gloves, knee pads, sunglass and of course the cycling specific shoes. These can save you wisely from many unexpected injuries and especially the knee pads and helmet that completely protect your head and the area of your knee from the abrasions and impacts. If you go for a long time cycling tour, you can use a padded cycling undershort. It can add some relaxations on the ride and save you from feeling the numbness.
Use a Headlight and Tail light
If you ride at night, of course, use a headlight and tail light. The tail light helps to be seen from miles away while the headlight not only illuminates the front path, but also ensures your appearance to the vehicles that come from the front. If you don’t want to use the headlight for illumination, at least use it to be safe by keeping activated the flat shape beam.
Avoid The Busy Streets and Use The Bike Lanes
On the busy streets the speedy cars and other vehicles sometimes don’t care the pedestrians and little vehicles like the bicycles. So mostly riding on the busy streets would be a dangerous job, so better to avoid as much as you can and of course use the compatible bike lanes to be safe.
Use a GPS If Possible
Not very much needed unless you perform a long distance ride on unfamiliar roads. You can navigate the locations and roads that come to the front of your way. Even you can track the path that you have already overcome or the point where you started the journy. It helps you to never get lost on the unfamiliar roads. Additionally, a gps can track the speed of your bike, your heart rate and calories you burn and the distance yet to reach your destination. So a gps also would be effective for those who love outdoor cycling for losing their weight and building up muscle
Check Your Bike Before Every Ride
Check the most important parts of your bike before every ride like, the brake, derailleurs or gear system and tires. Inflate the tires if needs and keep a co2 inflator in your pocket during the ride. It helps you to inflate your tires anytime on your needs. And of course lube the chain and take extra care to keep your bike regularly fits.