We love to hear that people are out riding and enjoying their E-Bikes however, safety is the most important thing when you’re out riding!
Here are some helpful tips to remember when you’re out on your bike:
1) Get the right cycling gear to make sure you can cycle safely.
You don’t have to spend a ridiculous about of money but having some basic kit can make sure you are confident and can cycle safely in the city and your surrounding areas. A good quality helmet it an absolute must, as well as a bell and bright clothes to make sure you’re really visible on the roads.
2) Made sure your bike lights are always bright.
It’s against the law to ride at night without lights. Again, you don’t have to spend a lot to get good quality lights for your bike. These lights should be fitted to the front and back of the bike to make sure you’re visible to anyone around you.
3) Make sure to plan your cycling route.
The best way to be prepared if you’re new to cycling is to plan the route you’re going to take and have an idea of what you’re journey will look like. This will get easier after every ride as you learn more of your town or city. Give yourself a good amount of time, especially on new journeys, so you’re not rushed and can go at your own pace.
4) Get a good bike lock.
Protect your bike with a good D – lock that is difficult to break into. If you clip it through the frame and the back wheel it will be more secure!
5) Position yourself carefully on roads, especially at junctions.
Rather than riding in the gutter try and position yourself to be about a meter away from the curb so other people on the road can see you and you have space to move if you need to. Also hang back at junctions as sometimes big vehicles like lorry’s won’t see you, especially when turning left.
If you’re still not sure about getting out on the roads head to your local council’s website as many offer cycling training sessions.