Bicycle riding can be fun, healthy and applicable for all ages.
But it is important to follow certain safety guidelines to avoid serious injuries.
Safe Riding Tips
Apply the following guidelines to avoid serious injuries while riding.
Protect Your Head
Make sure to wear a helmet at all times while cycling to reduce the risk of brain injuries.
See and be Seen
Just because you can see a driver doesn’t mean that the driver can see you.
Always wear bright-colored or reflective clothing, such as neon and fluorescent which can reflect lights and make you more visible.
Install reflectors on the front and rear of the bike, this is to alert road users of your presence.
Wear a pair of sunglasses to prevent dust from entering the eyes.
Install a bicycle lamp or wear a head lamp. The lamp can illuminate the road ahead in low-visibility condition.
Tyres and brakes
Make sure the tyres condition are good to go andare inflated with the right pressure. Not to forget to check that whether your brakes work too.
Additional tips – How to Avoid Flat Tyres
It would be a terrible disaster to your cycling experience if a puncture would occur while in the midst of training or a cycling journey. Not to worry, this can be avoided by using TireCare Preventive Sealant, the world’s first permanent tyre sealant which is suitable for tube, tubeless and tubular tyres.
You may inject the bicycle tyre sealant into the tyres before you being your cycling journey. In the event, the tyre is puncture, the sealant will seal up the puncture seamlessly within seconds while you are still cycling.
(Malaysia National Rider – Amir Mustafa)
Stay alert at all times. Watch out for potholes, debris, greasy road, drainage grates, railroad tracks, or anything that could potentially makes you fall. Always keep a lookout for obstacles in your paths and plan your move ahead to prevent any crash or tyre puncture.
Always ride with the traffic. Obey road rules such as traffic lights, road signs, speed limit, and lane marking.