5 Quick Cycling Safety Tips

Sun begone!!

Sun begone!!

1. Safety Helmet is a must; wear sunblock lotion; apply petroleum jelly (eg Vaseline) on any part of your body where friction occurs; cover face & arms with face mask & arm-warmers respectively if you want to keep cool & to avoid excessive tan.

Going Left, Stopping or Waving???

Going Left, Stopping or Waving???

2. Use appropriate hand signals when turning or stopping. Raise straight hand to right or left to indicate turning to right or left respectively. Raise right hand right angle at elbow with palm facing forwards to indicate that you are stopping.

Stop at road shoulder

Stop at road shoulder

3. Do not stop by braking suddenly. You should move to the left road shoulder before stopping.

Overtaking Right

Overtaking Right

4. If you want to overtake a cyclist in front, first make sure there are no approaching vehicles nearby. Then, always overtake on the right side & shout “overtaking right” to warn others as you’re about to overtake.

5. Always ride in pairs or in a group but in a single file.

Watch each other's back

Watch each other’s back

Ride Safe. Ride Happy.

PS – Thanks to wifey for being my model for today.

About Gus Ghani

Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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