In the Kingdom of Cycling, there must be room for everyone who enjoys riding along country roads and through open countryside, whether on two or four wheels – or hiking on foot. We therefore offer 8 useful tips for bike riders. The advice has been prepared by the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Association, DGI.
1. Observe the traffic code
Show responsibility and follow the traffic code. The laws were adopted to protect you and others in the traffic. This also applies when taking part in recreational road races.
2. Use hand signals
Signal by hand when turning right or left or making a stop. Wave kindly to express your gratitude when others show consideration.
3. Use the bike lanes
Ride on the bike lanes, if available, and let the motorists use the road.
4. Don’t litter
Always throw your litter in a waste bin or bring it home with you. Never leave anything in the wild.
5. Wear a bicycle helmet
Tighten the helmet. Every time.
6. Keep to the curb
Never cross the middle of the road while riding. When cycling together on narrow lanes, always ride in line and pull over when stopping.
7. Use the bell
Warn others when overtaking. If your bike doesn’t have a bell, draw attention by using your voice.
8. Pay attention
Keep an eye on the traffic and road conditions. Avoid listening to music in your earphones and pay attention to whether others can see you. Wear a reflective vest when it is dark to be more visible to others.