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Safe cycling : Tips for cycling in the city

Publié le : 06/06/2024 15:25:30
Catégories : Organise your cycling trip

Safe cycling : Tips for cycling in the city

Pedal with confidence through the urban jungle !

Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a newcomer to the trail, navigating city streets by bike requires vigilance and preparation. Here are a few valuable tips to help you navigate this urban maze safely:

1. Know the traffic rules : Before you set off, make sure you know and respect the highway code. Do you know all the traffic lights, road signs and priority rules? Perfect! Don't forget that as a cyclist, you have the same rights and responsibilities as other road users.

2. Choose the right route : Plan your journey in advance and favour cycle paths and roads with little traffic. As far as possible, avoid congested roads, especially at rush hour. Applications and maps dedicated to cyclists will help you find the routes best suited to your needs. The france vélo tourisme website and the géovélo application are particularly useful.

3. Be visible : Make sure you're a beacon in traffic! Wear brightly coloured clothing and fit your bike with front and rear lights. For optimum visibility, particularly in low light or when it's raining, don't hesitate to add reflectors and reflective strips.

4. Signal your intentions : Use clear and consistent signals to inform other road users of your manoeuvres. Signal your changes of direction using your arms and pay attention to other people's signals to anticipate their actions.

5. Lock your bike properly : When you take a break or arrive at your destination, don't forget to secure your bike properly to avoid theft. Choose a quality lock and attach it to a solid anchor point. Ideally, you should attach your bike to the rear wheel of the bicycle, taking hold of the frame and wheel.

6. Keep an eye on your surroundings : Keep your eyes wide open! Keep a constant eye on other road users, listen out for traffic noises and anticipate the movements of vehicles around you. Avoid any distractions, such as using your mobile phone while driving.

By following these simple tips, you can make cycling in the city a safe and enjoyable experience. So saddle up, obey the rules and enjoy your urban rides in complete peace of mind !

And don't forget:

  • Be courteous and share the road with other road users.
  • Adapt your speed to traffic conditions and your surroundings.
  • Maintain your bike regularly to ensure its safety.

By cycling carefully and responsibly, you are contributing to a safer and more pleasant urban environment for everyone !

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