Safe Riding Tips
Riding on two wheels is a great way of getting about and escaping public transport and traffic delays... but with this freedom comes a need to be extra vigilant and aware of the potential risks.
Check out our safe riding infographics and tips (click on the images to bring up the full size versions):
If in doubt - leave your bike at home
Riding under the influence of alcohol or drugs reduces reaction times and puts yourself and others at risk.
Did you know
On average it takes around one hour per unit of alcohol, though this can vary depending on a number of factors.
If you need to ride - including the following morning - the safest advice is ZERO
Be aware and take care locally!
We often hear that riders are at greater risk of being involved in a collision and being injured.
We shouldn’t ever forget or ignore this - instead we should use this information to inform the way in which we ride, the speeds we choose and the road position we adopt.
Please remember to remain focused and alert at all times – even on roads you know like the back of your hand.
Training and maintenance are important!
Feel like the CBT did not give you all the skills needed to be a safe rider? You're not alone.
That's why taking a training course is highly advised - and there are plenty available to riders of all skills.
Protective gear: join the crowd
Whatever the time of the year, it is important to always wear the correct protective clothing.
Taking a tumble - even at low speeds – can be a painful experience.
You need a helmet, strong and sturdy boots, proper biking gloves and a trouser/jacket combination that will offer your skin and bones some protection in the event of a fall.
Focus on junctions!
Did you know... 60% of motorcycle crashes take place at junctions.
Never overtake on the approach to junctions.