“ON YER RIGHT” you hear, whilst cruising down the cycling lane. What do you do!? The answer, along with others lie within…
- Shout “On Your (side you are passing)” When Passing A Fellow Cyclist. And remember what it means when you hear it. This will keep everyone happy and help to avoid any potential accidents.
- Learn how to ride safely. There are many resources out there, Bicycle Safe is my favourite but needs some reversing if you are here in the UK.
- The Rules Are For Fun, Not Necessarily Following. And as with everything, if you follow them religiously, don’t preach. My personal favourites are #5, #9 and #10.
- Join A Club. This is the best way I know to make cycling even more fun. The social aspect is great, and if you stop cycling you’ll have 20+ people motivating you to get back out there.
- Buy A Well Fitting Jersey And Bibs. This is the best way I know to increase the enjoyability of cycling, and the extra aero can’t be bad, right?
- Don’t let your super-fit friend pick the route Especially if it’s the first time you’ve been out in a while! Let’s just say there were a lot of steep hills involved and I was on a pretty heavy Pashley Princess…
And a guest tip from Jacquelyn:
(SORRY FOR THE GENDER SPECIFIC-NESS OF THE FEATURED IMAGE/GIF. IF YOU ARE A FEMALE THEM PLEASE DON’T CHANGE.)