The last couple of years have been difficult for all of us – most of us have been stuck at home, working remotely, and unable to enjoy our favorite fitness activities. If you’re a cycling enthusiast, you know how hard it is to be stuck at home, not able to ride your bike even to work, or to go shopping. However, if you have the ability to go out and ride on a bike – you should always take care to stay safe, especially in current times.
We want to help you enjoy doing what you love. With these couple of tips on how to remain safe from danger and diseases when cycling, you will be able to practice your favorite sport and stay healthy while doing so!
Remember to dress safely
Staying away from diseases is only part of the problem – you want to stay away from any physical danger as well. Accidents can be nasty and can lead to serious damage, especially if you’re not wearing any protective gear. When shopping for cycling sets, always make sure that they include all of the appropriate safety gear, including a high-quality bike helmet and a pair of gloves. Wearing gloves will also let your hands keep free of any bacteria and viruses, but we recommend you take a bottle of hand sanitizer with you whenever you’re cycling.
When preparing to go out cycling, also make sure you’re dressed accordingly with the weather. If you are planning to go out in the summer, a pair of cycling shorts and a short sleeve cycling jersey will keep you cool and comfortable in the heat. When cycling in the winter, your men’s or women’s cycling clothing will need a few more articles – including something warm to wear on your head, neck, and hands, as well as a pair of warm socks.
Keep a safe distance from others
Cycling instead of commuting to work or simply exercising on a bike are great ways of reducing your heart disease risk and improving your health overall. However, the benefits won’t be of much use if you contract a disease while you’re cycling. In order to reduce the risk of catching something nasty, always make sure to keep a safe distance from others and refrain from cycling in groups. If your local law allows you to go out cycling – be considerate of your and other people’s health and go solo.
If you feel any concerning symptoms, such as a nasty cough or a fever, don’t go outside and stay at home instead. We know that it can be difficult to fight off the urge of going on a nice ride, especially in sunny weather, but health should always be your top priority – after all, the number 1 reason for cycling should be staying in good health.
In order to avoid wearing a face mask as part of your women’s or men’s cycling clothing, try to go out cycling to more secluded areas, preferably somewhere in the wild. We can guarantee you that a relaxing ride throughout the forest will be much more enjoyable than struggling through a crowded city with a face mask on. Avoiding populated areas also reduces the risk of catching or spreading a virus, so it’s a win-win choice!