Cycling in traffic [03] Typical risky situations

Typical risky situations in traffic for cyclists

Updated: 16/11/2018. This post will explain some typical risky traffic situations for cyclists in traffic and how to avoid them, how to stay safe when cycling on public roads, with other motor vehicles. Each risky situation will be explained separately, with advice how to minimize the risk of an accident. Before explaining typical situations, list … Read moreCycling in traffic [03] Typical risky situations

Cycling in traffic [02] Lane positioning

Cycling in traffic - safety. Safe positioning of a bicycle in a traffic lane

Updated: 26/08/2019. This post explains safe bicycle lane positioning and riding in traffic. With a bit of caution, bicycle can be ridden on public roads quite safely, even in heavy traffic. Post that explains basic things about human attention and noticing bicycles in traffic is here: Sorry, I didn’t see you – cyclist traffic safety. … Read moreCycling in traffic [02] Lane positioning

Cycling in traffic [01] “Sorry, I didn’t see you!”

Sorry mate I didn't see you (SMIDSY) - cyclist safety in traffic

Updated: 16/11/2018. This post explains imperfections of human perception in terms of cyclist traffic safety. For explanation of difference between being seen and being noticed, read this post: Bicycle lights – Difference between “seeing” and “noticing”. A large percentage of cyclists have experienced situations where drivers didn’t see them – resulting in shock and hard braking, … Read moreCycling in traffic [01] “Sorry, I didn’t see you!”

How to lock a bicycle

How to securely lock a bicycle, so it doesn't get stolen

Updated: 23/08/2019. This post explains how to lock a bicycle – so that it is safe when left outside, unattended. What to look out for, how to do it properly. 1. Bicycle thefts Often people get put off using bicycles as a means of transport by bicycle thefts. Bicycle safety is like an anecdote of … Read moreHow to lock a bicycle

Bicycle locks explained

Bicycle locks - what types exist, how to choose a good, safe bicycle lock

Updated: 16/11/2018. This post explains bicycle lock types, construction, how to choose a good one for locking a bicycle. For instructions on “locking techniques”, i.e. how to properly lock a bicycle, read this post: Locking a bicycle. Contents: 1. What makes a good bicycle lock? …1.1. Lock cylinder …1.2. Locking mechanism …1.3. Lock body 2. … Read moreBicycle locks explained

Bicycle lights

Bicycle lights - why they are important for safety, what kind of bicycle lights are the best

Updated: 16/11/2018. Is it necessary to use bicycle lights at night? How to be properly lit, safe and visible when cycling at night? What kind of lights are the best for a bicycle? Contents: 1. Why reflectors DON’T do the job 2. Difference between “seeing” and “noticing” (consciously) 3. Bicycle lights 4. Common mistakes …4.1. … Read moreBicycle lights