Top Tips for safe cycling in the city
safe cycling: Cycling has emerged as a raging fitness trend .It can help you with weight loss and can also benefit your mental health
if you would like to improve your health, help the environment and save money on your commute through cycling, here are some top tips to keep you prepared and safe when cycling on busy roads
Tip #1 - Make sure you have the right gear
This first tip should be a cycling gear. It’ll keep your Racing Confidence with you.
some of the right basic cycling gear will make your cycle safer and more comfortable
Tip #2 - Lights
you are likely to be having at least some part of your journey in the dark. Even if only at dusk, or on miserable days, having bright lights will help you to be seen.So the Light is Important in dark road Racing
“Riding a bike is everything to a cyclist. The friendship and camaraderie you have with other cyclists… to a cyclist, it was the be-all and end-all of your life." – Tommy Godwin
Tip #3 - Get a good bike lock
If you are using your bike as part of your commute you will need to park your bike somewhere, so make sure you have a good quality D lock and you use it to lock to the frame and wheel.
Tip #4 - Make sure you bike is in good condition
Most cycle shops offer a servicing and repair service or check out any cycle parking hubs which may have onsite cycle repair facilities.
Tip #5 - Clipless Pedals
Clipless pedals, whereby you 'lock in' to your pedal by means of a cleat attached to your shoe, make a big difference to your pedalling efficiency because they enable you to pull up as well as push down. If you’ve not tried them before, start with toe-clips, which are easier to get used to and then progress to trying clipless shoes - after a while you’ll wonder how you ever managed without them!
Other cycle training options Sometimes the weather is poor, or it's dark, or perhaps you just don't fancy an outdoor bike session. However, there is no need to let your training slip because there are several alternatives available:
Never as good as the real thing - but as a substitute, stationary gym bikes can still give you a good workout. Most have a variety of programmes to simulate hill climbing or interval training and are a good alternative if you can't get out on the road.
Cycle Or Turbo Trainers
An ingenious device that attaches to the back wheel of your own bike and enables you to train at home. Your bike is supported in a stand and the trainer has a variable resistance.
Also for home use, rollers don't support you so there is the additional challenge of balancing during your training session - just as you would outdoors.
A dynamic, group-based stationary bike spinning workout that is usually challenging but enjoyable and provides excellent training. One 60 minute session each week will definitely improve your cycling fitness. Fit to cycle? The better prepared and fitter you are, the more you will get out of your cycling. By starting out with a correctly set up bike, a few items of kit, a fuelled stomach and full fluid bottle, your training will be more enjoyable and successful. There's nothing worse than a long ride when you're on an uncomfortable bike, when you're hungry or when you're wearing unsuitable clothing! Simply follow the tips above and you're guaranteed to get more out of your cycling — so you can whiz past the stationary motorists even faster! You might like...
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