Thomas Henson, Cid Cardoso Discuss Cycling Tips for Triathlons and Other Long Rides
Attorney Thomas Henson of Bike Lawyer NC and Cid Cardoso of Inside-Out Sports recently collaborated on an informative safety video for what cyclers need to know about longer bike rides. You can watch the video below:
Prepping For a Long Ride
Whether training for a triathlon or just a long ride, keeping safety at the forefront of your cycling can help you to avoid serious injury. Next time you go to get on your bike, keep these safety tips in mind:
- Check the Working Condition of Your Bike – Before going on any long bike ride, you want to ensure that all of the safety features in play are working correctly. This means checking the brakes and making sure the gears are shifting properly.
- Be Sure Your Bike Fits YOU Well – This includes making sure that the bike seat is at a good height. Selecting a bike that is the right fit and adjusted correctly for you, can prevent misuse or overuse of various parts of the body.
- Always Wear a Helmet – Helmets are extremely important in protecting a rider from serious injury. Not only from an accident with a car but also from a single-person accident such as hitting a wet patch, causing you to lose control of your bike.
- Join a Riding Group – Since you will be sharing the road with automotive vehicles, it’s a good idea to join a riding group in the beginning so that you can get comfortable on your bike before going it alone. There’s safety in numbers.
Anytime you get on your bike – especially for longer rides – you must follow the rules of the road in order to prevent an accident which could result in serious injury. By checking and adjusting the bike itself regularly, to riding with groups of people for practice, you can keep yourself – and others – safe on the road.
Stay Safe and I’ll See You on the Road!
Bike Lawyer NC is owned and operated by attorney Thomas Henson of Henson Fuerst Attorneys – a team of trusted Personal Injury lawyers based in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a dedicated cycling enthusiast, Thomas provides educational tools and useful resources to promote cycling as a healthy, invigorating sport. He uses his years of experience as a Personal Injury lawyer to help advance the cause of rider safety and wellbeing.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bicycling accident through no fault of your own, call Henson Fuerst at 919-781-1107 for a free initial consultation.