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.

 

SAFETY TIPS.

  • 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