Cycling is one of the best ways for a busy person to exercise and get fit and as a bonus you also get to save money on transportation costs. As well as getting fit there are other reasons why an individual might decide to start commuting to work. Not only do you get to save some money on transportation costs, but you can also beat traffic and get into work so much earlier than you normally would. When you first decided to start biking to work there are literally a lot of things you need to learn to be able to comfortably navigate your way around the road. We have put together some helpful tips and words of wisdom from experts that’ll help you get on your way.
Some cyclists will tell you that the only thing you need to be able to commute to work is a working bike but that is not necessarily correct. Apart from your bike you’ll also need a helmet, apart from getting into a collision with a car there are other variables that need to be taken into consideration, so it is always better to be hearing a helmet and not need it than not wearing one when you need it. You should also have a pair of gloves, a waterproof jacket, thick socks and a thick over trousers for the winter months.
This is particularly important if you are going to be cycling early in the morning or late at night especially in the winter months. Having adequate lighting ensures that you can be seen by motorists in the dark, it is important to remember that if the motorist can’t see you then they can’t avoid you.
If you are going to relying on your bike to get you from point A to B safely then you’ll need to invest the time and effort into taking care of it. Investing in a repair kit can end up saving you a lot of money in the long run, you can either attach it onto your bike or remember to carry it around with you every time you’re on your bike. No matter how you wish to carry it you should always make sure that it’s equipped with tyre levers, a spare inner tube, C02 canisters and a multitool.
It is important to familiarise yourself with the rules, regulations and techniques of ridding in traffic. There are various resources online that’ll teach you how to navigate your way around safely to and from your destination. You should always consider other factors when riding on the road like driver, pedestrians and traffic signal. Always remember that it is better to arrive late than never to arrive at all.
If you have had an accident while cycling you might be eligible to make a no win no fee claim, you can give the guys over at The Claims Partnership a call for free personal injury advice.