SAFETY TIPS FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING
The roads in the valley are shared by many excursionists, and you’ll come across trekkers, runners, bikers, horse riders, etc.
The bicycle is a vehicle, so you must give way to other road users.
Follow these basic rules to make sure everyone is safe.
- If you see someone ahead, slow down and pass with care.
- Greet and be friendly to other road users.
- Ride carefully and don't skid.
- Avoid driving on steep roads during or after rain as the trail may be damaged.
- Descending riders should always yield to climbing riders.
- Keep to the trail and don't take shortcuts or ride off-trail.
- Leave gates as you find them.
- Never leave rubbish. Pick up litter you find along the way.
- Don't ride alone and always tell someone where you are going and how long you plan to ride for.
- Plan your trip carefully. Choose a trail that is suitable for your fitness level and your range of experience
- Check the weather forecast.
- If you don't know the area, ask for a mountain guide. You'll learn a lot, and you'll get the most out of your ride.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT AND ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET.
- Wear suitable clothes, gloves, glasses and, if you're doing Enduro mountain riding, you should also wear
- knee and elbow pads.
- Be well prepared with enough food, water, and equipment to last in case of emergency.
- Always take a bike repair tool kit.
- Don't forget to bring a first aid kit and a mobile phone