Iâ€™m writing this article for the benefit of motorists who currently perceive cyclists as an impediment to their rights in using public roads. If you are a cyclist who drives a motor vehicle, which I know the majority of us are, you no doubt respect the rights of other cyclists you encounter when driving. Unfortunately, many motorists, who donâ€™t ride bikes, have minimal understanding of the hazards associated with cycling, the degree of skill possessed by individual riders and can be quite indifferent to the fact that a cyclist is another human being whose life is just as fragile as their own.
Bike path cycling should be intuitive.Â But, no matter how seasoned a cyclist we think we are, there are always some classic pitfalls that we either forget about or assume we are immune to.
New controversial laws will be introduced on 1 March 2016 associated with cycling and we need to be aware of what they entail, especially if we are riding in the Bobbin Head Cycling Classic.
There have been numerous articles written on the topic of group cycling etiquette many of which are readily available on the internet. However, it's always good to revisit this topic to refresh ourselves and possibly pick up a few more pointers that we may not have been aware of.
Riding the Bobbin Head Cycle Classic is not all about the climbs it's also about the descents, the twisty, twirly descents. Before any advice I need to remind you, good lights both front and rear are paramount and may give a driver an extra second to avoid you. Also when descending, stay in your lane and expect cars. If I had to sum up the best way to descend a mountain in one word it would be "SMOOTH".