Be careful what you wear: Don’t get too hot Don’t get too cold
Eat and drink little and often
If it is wet: Lower your tyre pressure, as it gives you more grip Take longer to slow down. Your brakes are not as effective when wet Use mudguards, especially if you are cycling with friends Watch out for rainbow patches, it means the road is greasy Keep off the lines – they are slippery when wet
If you are new to cleats: Make sure they are loose to start off with. Practise taking them off at home, to avoid a fall
If you are cycling at night: Make sure you have good lights Wear high visibility clothing
Check your bike on a regular basis Lots of lubrication Lots of wear on your break blocks!
Watch out for other road users Cars and lorries are bigger than you Pedestrians, especially children, could get hurt if you hit them
Don’t play music through your headphones You can’t hear if danger is approaching