Wearing a helmet is basic in cycling, but many don’t know how to do it properly. So here are some guidelines on how to wear a bicycle helmet properly.
How to Choose a Bicycle Helmet
Helmets today are more easier to adjust and more comfortable to wear compared to several years ago. There are many less costly options for all ages. Just keep in mind these helpful tips when purchasing one.
• Look for a seal of approval from organizations such as CPSC of Consumer Product Safety Commission, ANSI or American National Standards Institute, or Snell Memorial Foundation.
• Be sure the helmet fits snugly. It must not move more than one each in any direction — back and front or side to side. Use the sizing pads to help you make the fit more secure. Choose one with a ponytail port if you have long hair.
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Which are the best LED cycle lights for you?
No matter whether you are someone who only rides their cycle intermittently or if you are someone who rides daily or regular long distances, you will want to take advantage of the best LED cycle lights on offer. Good cycle lights keep you safe on the road ensuring that you are seen and can see where you are going after dark. Riding after dark is a hazardous business for those who are ill prepared; even in well-lit areas such as busy towns and cities or suburban streets, you may struggle to see obstacles ahead if your cycle lights are not of suitable power that the road ahead is somewhat illuminated. This is just one of the reasons why it is important to buy the best LED cycle lights which you can afford.
The best LED cycle lights; what types are available?
Not only are the best LED cycle lights available easily but they are also available in more than one form. All cycles must have working front and rear lights by law but in addition to these lights, it is possible to maximise your visibility and thus maximise your safety with other additions. One way to utilize the best LED lights and which has already been mentioned briefly is the LED headlamp. An LED headlamp is a wonderfully versatile cycle light in that it serves two purposes. Not only does it ensure that any cyclist wearing one is visible to oncoming traffic and pedestrians but it also provides the cyclist with a movable light source. Because the light is attached to a helmet, it is directional.
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If your other half is a keen sportsperson, it’s nice to be able to incorporate that into a gift idea for them to show that you put some thought into the present. What gifts then might be good for a keen cyclist. The answer is that there is a lot of gadgetry to be purchased for a keen cyclist. One important fact to remember is even if they already have something, then they would probably appreciate a newer and better one. Cycling kit wears out or gets rusty or dated pretty quickly so don’t worry too much about whether your beloved already has a piece of kit. If they’re anything like me, all of there gear is 10 years old from a time before the children were born and when money could be spent on your won hobbies. Here’s my top 10 list of the things I’d like to be given:
Bike Pump – You can consider either a floor stand pump for the pump that stays are home or a hand pump that can be mounted on the bike. Try to find one that has an adapter and can be used for either Schrader or Presta valves.
Inner Tubes – You can’t have too many spare inner tubes and it is very irritating to get a puncture and realise you have no spares. Make sure you sneak into the garage before you order some of these to ensure you’re getting the right tyre size
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Unless you’re lucky enough to live in an area with year-round sunshine, you’re going to need clothes to keep you warm and dry when riding your bike. Clothing is of course not just about keeping warm – if you’re actually going somewhere on your bike, you’ll want to wear something that you aren’t embarrassed about wearing once you get to your destination.
In terms of clothing to wear when cycling, your jacket is one of the most important items. It serves to keep you warm and dry, and may also include reflective markings, which are an important safety measure as they make you more easily visible, especially in bad weather conditions or at night, to other road users. On the whole, if you can, it’s best to get a jacket that is specifically designed to cycling – you won’t regret it.
If you choose a jacket that has been specifically designed for cycling, you’ll notice some unusual things about it as compared to “normal” jackets. One of the main features of cycling jackets is they are generally longer at the back so that they cover your kidneys from the wind, and your bottom from road spray – the latter being something that you’ll sure appreciate if you ride a road bike without mudguards. You’ll also notice that cycling jackets are generally shorter at the front (to facilitate movement of your legs), but have long sleeves (so that your wrists are covered when reaching forward to the handlebars).
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