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General knowledge of cycling safety
Check your vehicle before you prepare for a ride
Be sure to make a habit of checking your vehicle before each ride. Make sure the tire pressure is sufficient, the brakes are normal, the faucet and handlebars are locked, the saddle is adjusted to the right height, etc. It is recommended to put a simple repair kit (wrench, screwdriver, small pump, etc.) in the saddle bag of the vehicle so that it can be replaced when necessary.
Night riding equipment reflective strip and lighting
Some people say that cars are made of iron and motorcycles are made of iron. In densely populated areas of the city, people come and go in the streets and alleys, and traffic accidents can easily happen if you are negligent. Adhering to the principle of protecting yourself and others, it is important to turn on your lights at night to remind other passersby of your presence.
Correct wear helmet
Although traffic regulations are not yet mandatory to wear a helmet on a bicycle, it is still recommended that cyclists develop the habit of wearing a helmet.
1. Before wearing a helmet, you should pick the right size.
2. Adjust the knob at the back, the tightness should maintain the principle of comfortable but not loose.
3. Both sides of the adjustment buckle fixed in the earlobe below, to avoid shaking or fall off.
4. Fasten the button to keep comfortable and fixed without loosening.
5. The front edge of the helmet should be pressed down to align with the eyebrows to ensure that the forehead is protected.
Wear gloves to avoid injury
Bicycle weight is not as easy to lose balance than a motorcycle. When a person falls on a bicycle, the reflex action will be to use the hands to support the body, wearing gloves can protect the palms of the hands in the event of a fall. Some cycling-specific gloves also have padding sewn into the inner layer, which can provide shock absorption and cushioning effect to avoid palm injuries.
Keep a safe distance
When riding, you should maintain a safe distance from other cars to prevent emergency braking. As the bicycle is light, emergency braking may lead to more serious consequences such as rollover. The correct way is to brake with both hands and slow down slowly, do not brake the front wheel only.(It is recommended to brake the rear wheel first)
Slow down when turning
Before entering a bend, you should reduce your speed to a safe range. Avoid braking in the process of entering a curve to avoid losing balance and causing an accident. Before changing the direction of travel, you can gesture to alert other passersby and observe whether there are cars before making the turn.
Measure your ability and choose the right road
With the varied terrain and beautiful landscapes in various regions, bicycle touring is a very popular leisure activity. However, you should do a good route planning and measure your physical strength and skills before conducting the tour. Tanque cycling flashlight reminds everyone to increase the riding distance and intensity in a gradual manner, always hydrate and arrange proper rest time.