While you are opting for cycling sports, be concerned with your safety, it is an essential thing while cycling. All fun and adventure will be ruined from your life if you will not follow safety concerns. Does it make sense to you, if you risk your health? Accidents, injuries and traumas such things we must avoid in all circumstances. You must take care of certain things to keep you safe:
Wear safety gear
When you are riding your bicycle with your friends, going anywhere or racing, you must wear riding safety gear like helmet, gloves, foot pads, knee pads, shoes etc. Shoes designed for cycling will suit you best, you can manage with the regular shoes unless it's a sport or race. Always keep in mind, shoes must be a good fit on your feet.
Learn to use brake
Experts would suggest use both brakes, and if you are a beginner, it works well with you. Most advanced bike riders use front brakes as they have already practiced enough. Initially, you should make a habit of using both the brakes and for optimal braking use front brakes. Lean back when you are using front brakes, your bicycle won't topple.
For sudden halts, use both the brakes and use rear brakes for slippery pathways. Front brakes are effective when you suddenly need to stop your bicycle.
When you are riding, try to be visible on the road to prevent you from a collision. The most important way to stay out of trouble is to be visible to traffic, pedestrian and other riders. Being visible on the way will help you to avoid accidents and injuries generated from such accidents.
Ride on the road and maintain distance from pedestrian. In addition, you can use light so that traffic from opposite side can identify you.
Follow road rules
You must strictly follow road rules and other local rules of your city while riding. Unless cars and bikes, you are also responsible for maintaining traffic rules and following them. Cycling safely and following traffic rules are one of the essential things for your and other's safety.
Confidence and good decision making are necessary for riding any vehicle. Make sure you comfortable with the speed. Use hand gestures to indicate your direction and communicate with the traffic. In emergency and critical situation always trust your instinct.
When you feel comfortable and confident with your cycling, you will feel a sense of freedom. Then cycling become a fun to you. Follow the rules, ride safe and enjoy your ride.