How to learn to ride a bike safely
Cycling is a great way to travel as it is environmentally friendly and helps you to stay fit. You will still be able to get from A-B in a short space of time, but will be getting a workout at the same time. For those who have never cycled before, though, it can seem intimidating getting a bike and starting out.
However, if you have the right preparations in place then you can easily learn to ride a bike and stay safe on it as well. Here are some tips on preparing to learn to ride a bike for your daily commute.
- Choose a bike which is the right size for you. Too many people order a bike online, or aren’t sure entirely what they are looking for when they come to buy their bike. Choosing a bike which is too big, too small or too heavy for you will make it that much harder to ride, and make you more likely to have an accident. Go into the store and try each bike out. You should be able to reach the floor with your feet when on your bike.
- Dress safely. You need to pick out safety gear which you can wear to stay safe on your bike. Obviously a helmet would be the most important of these, as it protects your head against injury should you fall off, but you may also want to pick out pads for your legs, comfortable and sturdy shoes, and fluorescent clothing that will make you more visible to other road users.
- Learn about your bike. Have a regular cyclist talk you through all of the features of your bike. Simply knowing how to stay on the bike and pedal will not give you enough information to stay safe. Learn about the gears and brakes, and what you should be checking when it comes to the chain and wheels and so on.
If you need to make a no win no fee* in Bishop Auckland claim
If you are injured whilst on your bike, and feel that the injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, then you may be able to make a no win no fee* in Bishop Auckland claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with dedicated and experienced personal injury lawyers to get you the compensation you deserve.
You can call the helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team, who will give you the advice you need to get your no win no fee* in Bishop Auckland claim started.Open Claim Calculator
You are under no obligation to proceed after this initial phone call, but if you do decide to then you should be passed over to personal injury lawyers, who will work on a 100% no win no fee* in Bishop Auckland basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Your lawyers will also work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, and you will be able to get regular updates on the status of your claim.