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11 Tips for Safer Cycling


Safety First

1. Make sure your bike fits you

2. Always wear a bike helmet

3. Wear the right gear

4. Choose the right accessories

5. Be visible

6. Follow road rules

7. Share the road

8. Use proper form when riding

9. Be aware of your surroundings

10. Perform simple bike maintenance before each ride

11. Take a safe-cycling class or join a biking group



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