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Winter Cycling Checklist

Winter Cycling Checklist Helmet Reflectors Lights Mudguards Seat Cover Brakes Pedals Тугes Give Your Bike Some TLC Some TLC to your bike will help keep you safe on the roads this winter. Keeping your bike clean is a good place to start, by removing dirt, grime and water from moving parts you can prolong the life of your bike and keep you safe. You can even book a service for your bike to make sure your safety isn't put at risk by general wear & tear. The Checklist Helmet Reflectors As the ground can be slippery with water, ice and fallen leaves, a helmet is essential to avoiding damage to your head if you lose control of your bike due to the road surface conditions. Ensure your reflectors remain clean as dirt & rain can reduce their effectiveness. Ensure your reflectors are in a position where optical performance can be best achieved which is perpendicular to light sources. 3 4 Brakes Checking and maintaining your brakes during the winter period is critical. As stopping distances increase on wet/icy roads, it is essential that your brakes are in full working Lights As the days are getting shorter it is important to have fully charged bicycle lights so that other road users can see you. Take some spare fully charged batteries just in case the current batteries fail. order. 5 Туres Mudguards During the wet weather, mudguards will help keep you clean as well as keep your brakes and gears a little drier. By using wide, smooth tyres you maximise the amount of road to rubber contact which helps you grip on slippery roads. Softer tyres are safer on wet roads compared to hard tyres. Pedals Seat Cover As your shoes become wet it is easy for your feet to slip from the pedals of your bike. Getting pedal grips will ensure your feet don't slip and you continue on your journey safely. A waterproof seat cover will keep your saddle protected and dry on rainy days, a must for if your destination doesn't have an undercover shelter where your bike can be stored. Don't Forget... Keep yourself warm & safe by wearing the following items of clothing this winter whilst on your bike. High Vis Jacket Gloves Coat DO Helmet Cover Waterproofs Scarf Lawyers Helping Injured People G Express Designed by 0845 456 4007 PLATFORM3)

Winter Cycling Checklist

shared by Platform81 on Jan 12
As the weather gets colder and the nights get darker, maintaining your bike and staying warm & visible to other road users is key. The following infographic includes some hints & tips on how to stay s...




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