Post date: Jan 02, 2012 10:39:16 PM
This week’s tip is about rider safety and good road sense. First off you should ALWAYS wear a helmet! Most cycling deaths are due to head injuries.
Don't wear headphones, you're depriving yourself of one of your senses . Headphones block out the sounds of oncoming traffic and traffic approaching from behind .
Maintain good road sense - Ride with traffic, obeytraffic lights and all signs, and give right of way to cars. Use hand signals to alert drivers to your intentions.
Watch out for potholes & debris on the roads and if in a group call out the hazards to your fellow cyclists.