March 3rd, 2016
2015 was blessed with the wettest winter ever recorded and as we head into March it doesn’t seem like abating as the days continue to be grey, with the rain dumping sudden downpours and the bracing winds testing even the most experienced rider. Cycling is wonderful on those days where it’s cold, blue skies with dry roads and no wind. Unfortunately those days are few and far between and for those of you who commute or who like to cycle, whatever the weather, we have some reminders to keep you warm, dry and safe.
Investing in good quality, waterproof cycle kit is a must if you insist on venturing out in the bad weather. Don’t be fooled by the morning sun as it can rain, snow, shine and snow all in the space of a morning so be prepared for the worst and you won’t be caught out.
Make sure your waterproofs are breathable as temperatures can change drastically as the weather changes and wear an appropriate amount of layers to ensure you don’t get too hot or cold.
Changeable spring weather leads to changeable road surfaces and challenging riding conditions so make sure your bike is in tip top shape. Brake pads, cables, tyres, lights should all be clean and in good condition so that they are efficient and work as they should if used in an emergency stop or sudden manoeuvre.
Consider fitting mudguards and maybe a chain guard in the wet months as this can help keep the bike clean and also prevent you turning up looking like a drowned rat with a skunk stripe!
By keeping these things in mind, you will be keeping yourself safe but if you are still unfortunate enough to have been involved in a cycle accident, in the last three years, that wasn’t your fault then our team of cycle accident compensation solicitors can give you free and expert advice to establish whether you have a viable cycle accident claim. Call Cycleassist now on 01625 506 672 or complete our simple enquiry form.