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    Winter cycling tips from Accident Advice Helpline

    Winter cycling tips from Accident Advice Helpline

    When the winter months come in, the roads become more hazardous and many people choose to leave the car at home. Some people may use their bike to travel every day and may still want to use it in the colder months. There are some simple winter cycling tips you can follow to ensure that you are as safe as possible when on the road.

    The main thing to remember is that you have to stay visible to other drivers. As it is unusual to see cyclists in poor weather, people may not be taking care to watch out for you as they normally would. Beware of slippery roads in rain, snow or icy weather.

    Hazards include fallen leaves, black ice and manhole covers, all of which could cause you to slide off of your bike. If it is wet or icy, pump up your brakes, ride slower and do not lean too far when taking a turn. Consider alternative routes to your destination as many areas are more likely to be safer in winter weather. In addition, take the same precautions as you would normally, including looking out for other cyclists and signalling when taking a turn.

    Cycling hazards

    Even in winter weather, many hazards are the same as when travelling in calmer seasons. Following the above winter cycling tips should ensure that you reduce the risk of becoming involved in an accident. There could be a rogue driver or cyclist nearby so stay aware of your surroundings and keep looking around at all times.

    In winter, take care to avoid areas which could be thick with snow or ice. In addition, keep your bike lights attached and ensure that you are completely visible to other road users. The last thing you want is to be involved in an accident in the winter as the fall could cause you a serious injury. You could claim for injury compensation if someone else causes an accident on the road.

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    How to make a personal injury claim

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in personal injury compensation therefore we can help you to make a claim if someone else causes you an injury on the road. Give our free 24-hour helpline a call to discuss your case with our helpful advisers.

    We offer no-obligation advice and a no win, no fee* policy so your finances are protected if you go ahead with your claim.

    Date Published: December 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Cycling accident claim

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