Newcastle-under-Lyme is a town in Staffordshire. If you like to get out and about at weekends on your bicycle you probably get a great deal of enjoyment out of it. However, little problems often taint the pleasure we get from our favourite hobby. Yet they do not need to.
Overcoming common cycling problems
- Keep a whistle on a chain around your neck, it is much shriller than a horn and will get immediate attention.
- If you find that you are having trouble climbing hills it could be that you are hunching over your handlebars too much. This will impair your breathing, try sitting up straight and notice the difference it makes.
- When you are cycling on wet roads, brake lightly now and then to remove water from your wheels particularly if you have cycled through a puddle and also before you go down a hill. Brakes don’t work as well in the wet weather as they can’t grip the wheels.
- If you skid, don’t try to move your wheel, keep it in whatever direction you are going. Similarly, on a loose surface let it drift the way it wants to go.
- You might find that in the country, sharp curves often have loose gravel and holes. Brake to slow down before you get to a curve, not when you are on the loose surface. Also, keep as far to the left as possible to avoid cars that might move into your lane as they come around the corner.
- Use a ski hat or a balaclava as a helmet liner in cold weather. A good tip is to fold a section of newspaper up and shove it up your jacket to keep you warm when the wind attacks.
If you are out cycling and a reckless driver goes into a corner badly and comes into your lane, if you are knocked off your cycle you could suffer from whiplash. If you do, it could be possible that you might be able to claim compensation for a whiplash injury in Newcastle-upon-Lyme. If you would like further information, you should telephone Accident Advice Helpline.
A 30-second test
First of all, a trained adviser will help you through a 30-second test to make sure that you might have a compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Newcastle-upon-Lyme. If you do, it will be on a no win no fee* basis. However, it must be pointed out that if you got a whiplash because you were bungee jumping in the nude for a bet then you probably will not be able to claim compensation for a whiplash injury in Newcastle-upon-Lyme.
The best way to find out more about claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Newcastle-upon-Lyme is to telephone Accident Advice Helpline now. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500, from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.