Most cyclists would prefer cycling on country roads as opposed to cycling in busy and built-up areas such as towns and cities. The feel of fresh air, quiet surroundings and great views all rolls into a pleasant experience.
However even though the roads are likely to be quieter they present their own kinds of dangers. For example you should always be alert to your surroundings as while you may not meet traffic very often, you may not get much notice when a car does appear. If the national speed limit is in force it can mean they approach at a high speed – and that means you won’t have much time to get out of the way. Always make sure you are visible and you wear high-visibility clothing – even during the day.
You should also watch out for potentially uneven road surfaces. There is unlikely to be a kerb in place on country roads so it is possible to lose your path and slide off into a ditch if you’re not careful. Potholes can also be present just as they can on city roads, so watch out for these too. If you were injured you may not be found for some time if you cannot get help.
What could happen if you don’t take care on country roads?
It is very easy to admire the views on roads like these. However if you don’t take proper care on your bicycle you could potentially increase the chances of having an accident. While an accident could potentially be proven to be someone else’s fault, it is still better not to have one in the first place. This is why cycling on country roads is an activity you should always take proper care with. No one wants to suffer any injuries, whether major or minor in nature.
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Date Published: September 12, 2014
Author: David Brown