Once you know how to ride on two wheels you might assume that is the end of any cycling training you might need in life. However getting rid of stabilisers is only the beginning; you might also benefit from having more extensive training that will keep you safer on the roads today.
Cycling on a country road is one thing. If you are intending to cycle in a busy town or city you may well feel nervous about doing so. You cannot ride on the pavement and while there are many cycle lanes around they do not mean you can avoid riding in the road forever. This means that good cycling training is a great idea as it will boost your confidence and teach you how to ride responsibly. You will also know what to look out for when cycling so you can stay alert to your surroundings and where you are. Having good cycling skills on the road is something we could all use, even if you don’t cycle that often. Safety is arguably even more important for cyclists than for other road users, since you are likely to come off worse in an accident.
What might happen if you don’t have cycling training?
Most of us think accidents happen to other people – until one happens to us. This is why it is very important to think about the practical nature of training to become a better cyclist. If you aren’t aware of the gaps in your skills you could be riding in dangerous ways. It could mean you don’t even know you are doing something that could put you in danger. Proper training is invaluable and it could literally save your life one day – even if you don’t realise it.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline for advice on cycling accidents
If you have had a bike accident within the last three years it might be worth giving our team a call. Our professional injury compensation lawyers are here to help and they might find there is evidence of negligence on the part of another road user with regard to your accident. We operate a 24/7 enquiry line that is absolutely free for you to call, so why not call us now? We might be able to support a no win, no fee* claim for compensation as a consequence of your cycling accident.