Summer is the best season for cycling. When the two wheel drive devotees leave the masses, the risk of collisions will be increases. We advise wear a safety vest to take care of your safety and enjoy the pleasure of two wheels.
By 2015, the number of accidents involving cyclists, as a result, 303 people were killed in one-way traffic, 1,445 people were seriously injured, and slightly - 3,028. What to do in order not to become part of the police statistics? How to prepare yourself and bike for the summer season?
First: Fresh on the example
Visibility for other road users is one of the key security issues. Different types of lights represent three of the five elements listed in the Regulation of the Minister of Infrastructure as mandatory for each bike. At least one spotlight white or yellow at the front and two red rear-light reflectors in the shape other than the triangle and one position light are required. In addition, if the monologue design prevents signaling the direction of travel by hand, direction indicators are required.
Second: Hang in your eyes
To improve your safety, it is also advisable to use reflective clothing, accessories, and other such over-the-counter equipment. Visible from afar shirts in bright, reflective colors turn out to be very useful. For amateurs of cycling, this is very important equipment when moving outside the built-up area. As it turns out, the obligation to wear reflective clothing on a bicycle was introduced in France and Lithuania, for example. Appropriate t-shirts or vests are required by law outside the built-up area and after dark. In our own personal safety it is worth remembering that the reflectors should be part of the garment or be mounted in a way that is visible to other participants in the movement.
Third: Keep your bike in good condition
In addition to the above mentioned lighting components, the required bicycle equipment includes "at least one effective brake" and a "bell or other tampering sound". However, the appropriate equipment is one, and the technical condition of the vehicle is second. Therefore, all active amateurs of two wheels are recommended to thoroughly clean the chain once a season - clean the chain, pump the wheels, adjust the brakes and derailleur. And above all, to fix any possible defects caused by the previous season.
Fourth: Strong body and clear mind
Equally important is what the technical condition of the bike has the condition of the driver. Although the legislation has recently been liberalized and driving under the influence of alcohol is no longer a threat, it is still extremely irresponsible, dangerous, illegal and punishable. You can get a mandate from 300 to 500 zlotys for driving a bicycle after drinking or drunk. If the person in the indicating state will cause traffic hazards, he / she may lose his or her driving license, get a fine, and not drive or even be arrested.
Before the planned trip it is worthwhile to provide yourself with energy and nutrients, thanks to which we will not lack strength or concentration during the expedition. A light but nutritious meal 2 hours before workout and a cup of coffee or tea 30 minutes before takeoff will surely improve your mood and provide your body with the necessary "fuel". Although not everyone with reflective vest is aware of this, the appropriate doses of caffeine in the training process are very advisable. And as it turns out, the benefit is benefited by professionals.