Asgard – Protecting your Bike and Yourself as a Cyclist

We all know how important it is to protect ourselves while out cycling, but Barry Seltz reminds us that we also need to protect our bicycle as well.  Here are his three tips for protecting your bike and yourself.

Protecting Your Bike and Yourself as a Cyclist

by Barry Seltz

Cycling represents one of the very best forms of exercise, as it is extremely enjoyable, gentle and accessible to people of all ages.  Whether you are looking to cycle around your local park or venture further, it is important that you take the necessary steps to protect yourself and keep your bike in good working order.  Not only will this guarantee you years of uninterrupted fun and enjoyable activity, but it also enables you to safeguard your financial investment.

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How to Protect You Bike and Yourself as a Cyclist: 3 Tips for Success

With this in mind, what practical steps can you take to protect yourself while cycling?  What can you do to ensure your bike is stored and maintained safely?  Consider the following:

Ÿ Purchase High Quality Safety Equipment:  When cycling out on the open road, your first task is to ensure you travel safely.  In order to achieve this, you will need to buy various safety products that protect individual parts of your body.  The most important purchase you will make is that of a helmet, which should fit well and provide adequate protection in the event of a fall or collision.  Similarly, you should also invest in suitable gloves and kneepads, as this may help you to avoid damaging your hands and legs during an accident.

Ÿ Learn the Rules of the Road: While cycling and driving are rarely compared as being similar to one another, there are a number of fundamental similarities.  When you take a vehicle out onto the open road, you are ultimately responsible for the safety of fellow travellers including pedestrians and motorists.  With this in mind, it is important to learn the basic rules of the road before you begin to cycle regularly, especially if you are looking to commute to work or travel within busy, metropolitan areas.

Ÿ Identify a Safe and Secure Storage Options: While there are an increasing number of new build housing products in the UK, modern properties are far smaller and more compact than in previous generations.  This creates something of an issue when it comes to finding adequate storage, but it is important to ensure that your bike has a safe and secure location when idle.  This can be achieved by purchasing a compact, durable bike shed, which provides adequate protection against theft and adverse weather conditions.

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The Bottom Line for Cyclists

While bike ownership is often seen as a light hearted and more enjoyable alternative to driving a car, you have various responsibilities as a cyclist.  Not only must you uphold your own safety and that of fellow road users, but there is also a pressing need to take good care of your bike and maintain its performance.  So be sure to cycle responsibly and with the rules of the road firmly in mind.  It’s also a good idea to buy a bike shed at www.asgardsss.co.uk – Storage for Life. to provide comprehensive protection against a host of external threats.

About the company:

Asgard are Storage experts based in the UK, who specialize particularly in secure cycle storage alongside their other lines of work in garden and motorbike storage solutions.

  • raymond

    Sorry but
    this isn’t a good report! First the photo of the cyclist and the first tip do
    not match (where’s the helmet, gloves or kneepads?) and second the third tip is
    pure advertising (does Barry earn his money at Asgard?) Not my cup of tea;-(

  • Nick

    I’ve had my eye on one of those storage systems for a while now. Do you think the cost will come down in the future?